Nail Trend: Almond Nails

While flipping through some of my favorite magazines, I noticed that some of my favorite celebrities have adopted a new nail shape for their pretty little claws. 
My infatuation with almond shaped nails has been slowly growing ever since I saw them sported on the gorgeous vixens of the hit show Mad Men. As a long time devotee to the traditional (shorter) square- shaped French gel set at the local nail salon, I was really a little scared of this new, stand out trend. 
The gorgeous women of Mad Men
Then suddenly, a light at the end of the nail-file tunnel. 
Rihanna, my favorite celebrity and fashion/beauty trend icon, decided to don these sexy, elongated nails (and absolutely ROCK it if I do say so myself). I saw how incredibly stunning she looked with these and decided to shed out of my old french manicure cocoon and fly into the stiletto nail trend. 
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Rihanna with stiletto nails
Well, ok...I lied. I was still a little nervous about stiletto nails so I decided to have them shaped slightly more rounded and natural. I took the picture below of Blake Lively's more almond shaped nails to the  salon and asked to have them shaped exactly like hers (but slightly shorter).
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Blake Lively with almond nails
Since the nail gods did not bless me with the fantabulous strong, long natural nails I crave, I decided to get an acrylic gel nail set applied. I got a pretty mauvy-nude pink, Puerto Vallarta Violetta (similar) by OPI applied on the top and a fire-engine red applied to the bottom inside tips of the nails for a Louboutin look.  
My finished almond nails at the salon 

After having them on for a week or so, I have really grown fond of them and plan to keep my talons this shape for quite some time.