How to Rock Short Nail with Bold Colors

How to Rock Short Nails with Bold Colors

By Suzanne Roberta, MBA

Adesse New York Madison Square Nail Lacquer

Hello Beautiful!

In today’s blog, we’re talking all about short nails. How to polish them, how to care for them and how to make them look and feel elegant using bold colors.

I know many of you love keeping your nails short, but may feel intimidated by wearing dark or bold colors. Not to worry…this post is chock full of tips, techniques and hacks to make your short nails spectacular…

Embracing shorter nail lengths can be just as elegant and stylish as longer ones. For so many of us, short nails just work better for our busy lifestyles.

Here are some tips to make your short nails look fabulous:

Choose the Right Shade:

Opt for dark, rich colors like deep purple, burgundy, plum, or bright pink. These shades can add sophistication and make short nails look polished. Our Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer also gives shorer nails a plumper look by adding volume. 

Adesse New York Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in Jacqueline

Shape Matters:

Keep your nails neatly shaped. A rounded or squared-off shape tends to work well for shorter nails, as it gives a clean and chic appearance. For optimal results shaping, buffing and filing short nails, check our our Crystal Nail File Duo Set. 

Adesse New York Crystal Nail File Duo Set 

Proper Nail Care:

Regularly moisturize your cuticles and nails to maintain a healthy appearance. Short nails are particularly prone to looking unkempt if not well-maintained. Use a cuticle oil such as our Sweet Almond Cuticle Oil or opt for a luxurious cream like Strengthening Bamboo Cream

Adesse New York Strengthening Bamboo Cream

Minimalist Nail Art:

Consider subtle and minimalist nail art to add a touch of flair. Simple designs like a single accent nail, a delicate stripe, or a glitter accent can elevate the overall look without overwhelming short nails.

Adesse New York Organic Infused Glitter Nail Lacquer in Limoncello

French Manicure Twist:

Try a dark-colored French manicure by using a deep shade as the base and a lighter color for the tips. This can create an illusion of longer nails while still embracing a dark hue.

Lengthening Techniques:

Apply the polish slightly beyond the nail bed to create the illusion of longer nails. However, avoid extending too far, as it can make short nails look disproportionate.

Smooth Base & Glossy Finish:

Use a smoothing base coat to give nails a smooth, ridge filled surface, and finish with a glossy top coat to add shine and resiliency. Our Multi-Tasking Base & Top Coat is perfectly curated to give your short nails a sleek, well-manicured, glossy, light reflective finish.  

Adesse New York Multi-Tasking Base & Top Coat Duo

Vertical Lines:

Create vertical lines with nail art or using the polish itself. This can visually elongate the nails and add an elegant touch.

Regular Maintenance:

Keep up with regular nail maintenance. Short nails require more frequent upkeep to prevent them from looking neglected.

Confidence is Key:

Lastly, wear your nails with confidence. Short nails can be incredibly chic and practical. Embrace their natural beauty and carry them with pride.

Remember, there are no strict rules when it comes to nail style, so feel free to experiment and find the style that suits you best. Enjoy flaunting your beautiful, elegant short nails!

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