While long nails look chic, glamorous and have their own fan club, they are incredibly difficult to maintain, especially if you opt for acrylic nails. The struggle is REAL!

Short or trimmed nails on the other hand are not just practical but also easy to manage. The best part about short nails is that you don’t have to bother about them snagging on delicate clothing and other things. However, if you’re someone who loves the idea of growing longer nails but hate the fact that you have to be extra careful to maintain them, you’re in for a treat. The all-new nail trend is for all those who want to make their nails look longer without growing them. Yes, you read that right! We are talking about shadow nails.

Shadow nails

This Korean nail trend comes from manicurist Eun Kyung Park and involves nail art, cuticle tattoos or stickers being placed on the nail base or on the cuticle itself. Because the stickers are placed on the cuticles, it gives the illusion of longer nails.

Though shadow nails may not be apt for everyday wear, you can totally rock them on special occasions. So, the next time you head for your mani session, you know what nail art to opt for!

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