Shapely Nail Flare

Shapely Nail Flare

Try something new with this hot new nail tip (no pun intended!)

September 23, 2013


This week, we caught up with Faniesa “Chemere” Mackey, of Nailed It Beauty Boutique in Nassau, Bahamas, for her “squarletto” nail art.

The Trend: Back before everyone was rocking fab nail art, manicure shapes were typically squared or slightly oval. Now, with the emergence of an entire nail design culture, nail shapes have become a niche of its own, as artists from around the world draw inspiration from each other. One of the most recent nail-shape trends is the “squarletto” tip, a combination of the popular stiletto nail and the classic square. Reserved for those who sport longer nails, this trend is a great way to add a bit more flare to your nail game. Check out the details below!

EBONY: How did you create the look? 

Fanesia Mackey: I started off applying a fresh set of acrylic nails with a squarletto tip. I applied two coats of Essie’s Haute as Hello polish ($8; on the index and ring fingers. Next, I applied two coats of Essie’s Miss Fancy Pants ($8; on the pinky, middle and thumb fingers. I accented with gold Swarovski crystals in different design patterns. I used a thin stripper brush to do the triangle tribal design using gold paint. To complete this set, I used INM Out the Door fast-drying top coat ($5.49;

EBONY: What are some of your favorite nail trends right now?

FM: Some of my favorite trends right now in nails are the squarletto nails and stiletto shape nails. It gives you a very different look than the regular square nails that have been trending in the Bahamas for years. Times have changed; I like how there are a few nail shapes that clients can choose from. Bahamians are really catching on to those looks. The nail scene in the Bahamas is at a high right now. They love the nail art and the fact that you can pretty much design anything that comes to mind on their nails.

—Minajiah Scott


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