Having short nails is extremely practical. The problem is so many nail art and manicure designs that you’ll find online and in stores are based on longer nails. Why do you need long nails for your hands to look feminine and beautiful?
You don’t! It’s possible to get the look you cherish with short nails. Here are just XX amazing ideas to manicure short nails.
Opt for French Manicures with a Twist
French manicures are still possible with short nails. However, you don’t have to opt for the neutral bases with white tips. They can look slightly off on shorter nails, since you don’t have the naturally white parts of your nails stand out as much.
Instead, opt for a French manicure with a twist. Use a different colour for the base of your nails, like a blue, red, or even a summery yellow. Then you can add a white tip section. The tips just need to be small to work with your natural length of nail.
If you don’t want to add the white to the tips, you could add to the base instead. Create a half-moon shape, with your cuticles as the semi-straight edge of the moon.
Keep the Nail Art Towards the Bottom
Adding too much to your nails will draw in the fact that they are short. Instead of putting intricate nail art in from the top or all the way up the sides, focus on the bottom parts of your nail. Don’t go above the halfway point of your nails.
Think about only doing one or two nails with the nail art. You can then focus on a block colour for the rest of your nails. Consider working in darker colours for the block colours, with a white base and darker nail art for the selected fingers. You’ll find the focus is on the nail art and beautiful colours rather than the shortness of your nails.
Go Darkness Into Light
This will take some skill for the blending of your nail polishes. Start off with a darker shade towards the bottom of your nail and then blend into something lighter towards the tips. Work with the same colour but in different shades, whether you prefer pinks, reds, or even greens.
You can go into white at the very tips but there’s no need to. Sticking with a much lighter shade towards the top works extremely well on shorter shades. The art is in the blending. It’s easy to overlook the length of the nails when you seamlessly blend upwards.
If you don’t want to go all the way up to the tips, you could do this on a diagonal. It makes it look like the light is just hitting one side of your fingers.
Opt for Diamantes on Half the Nail
You can make your nails stand out through the use of diamantes. You only need small ones and a small selection of them to make them work for your shorter nails
Opt for a block colour for each of your nails. Blues, purples, and oranges work well for this. Then stick the diamantes onto just one or two of your nails, opting for covering just half. Working on a diagonal will make it look like your nails are longer than they really are.
Short nails doesn’t mean you don’t get to make them look beautiful. Following the above tips and idea, you can wear something different for each occasion. People will be more interested in who your nail stylist is rather than how short your nails look for a girl.
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