Nails always have a way of displaying your personality, and so they should be kept neat and polished always. Apart from nail polish, it is imperative to get the right nail shape that flatters your nails and fingers. Well, there are five basic nail shapes that people go for: round, square, oval, squoval and almond. Nonetheless, not all these shapes will flatter the nails of those with fat fingers. The below three nail shapes should be adopted by anyone who has fat fingers, as they create the illusion of long slim fingers:
The squoval shape is a conventional square almost the length of square nail whose edges are in an oval. The shape adds versatility, allowing short and wide nail beds to have length without looking oversized. The squoval shape is easy to maintain and aids in preventing breaking of nails. Anyone with an active lifestyle can adopt it especially if you have little time to do maintenance on a regular basis.
You can create this look by filing the nails into a square ensuring that the sidewalls are straight. After that, tilt the nail file beneath the corners and file evenly. The process will take the sharp corners of leaving a smooth round shape. Bear in mind that it is only the sharp tips at the sidewalls that should be filed to create a soft curve without getting rid of the square tip.
It is not such a popular shape, but it is more adventurous than squoval, ovals, and square shapes. The shape is suitable for fat fingers since it creates length and has a slender effect on hands. Nonetheless, note that, this nail shape should be adopted by one who has time to care for their nails. You will have to pay close attention to it since it is prone to breakage, as the nails grow longer.
To get this shape, mark a spot at the center of your nails and start filing toward that point. File your nails at an angle that is just a little bit off the nail center to leave a flat tip for rounding. After you have created the angles on both sides, file the corners to smoothen the sharp angles into an almond shape.
The oval is very attractive for most women’s hands. It not only creates an elegant shape but also flatters both wide and narrow nail beds. Meaning that, women with fat fingers can adopt it to create the illusion of longer nails and slim fingers. The shape is good since it can work for women with short and long nail beds. Moreover, it can add length to nails while maintaining the soft curves of the round shape created.
To achieve this shape, start by filing the sidewalls in a straight manner to ensure they are even. Bear in mind that, getting this shape can be quite difficult since slight imperfections can make your nails look rather imbalanced. After filing the sidewalls, start filing from the side nail toward the top using smooth but arching motions using the file. After that, work your angles on equal sides of the nails and around the free edge to smoothen them into an oval shape. The final look should have the free edge and cuticle well balanced.
What to use to achieve those shapes:
One nail tool to rule them all:
In conclusion, the above nails shapes can perfectly fit anyone with fat fingers as they create the illusion of long slim fingers.
Sources: http://loodieloodieloodie.blogspot.cz/2010/12/ready-set-file-squoval.html, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ehw9mSe0_s, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi0eBjM5XGQ