*This* is the beauty trend Kim Kardashian just 'can't' do anymore

Off the roster

Editor / June 24 2022

Considering Kim Kardashian ushered in the era of full 'glam' and amazingly OTT aesthetics/trends ranging from contour painting to waist-length extensions, you'd be forgiven for thinking 'practical' wasn't necessarily her first criteria for beauty looks.

These days, however, our favourite trendsetter has taken a turn toward simpler, more 'sensible' styles if you will, at least when it comes to nails. In fact, there's a look she once adored that she has now taken right off the roster.

"I can't do long nails," she confessed in a chat with Allure, confirming that she's retiring the claws (at least for now).

"When I have my nails on, everyone will laugh. They'll be like 'nothing you're saying on text makes sense'." Relatable; anyone who's ever tried a set of talons on for size will know that they're no friend to an iPhone keyboard. Or anything you're trying to pick up, use or touch, TBH. Not exactly ideal for a mum of four/business mogul/lawyer-to-be.

But what said nail length lacks in practicality, it sure does make up for in attitude, as Kardashian well knows. "Every once in a while I get [long nails] for vacation, [and] I have a whole different attitude," she noted.

Also relatable! Remember the way Euphoria star Alexa Demie 'acted' through her nails? That's the kind of fiery finger pointing goodness we're talking about.

Let's take a moment for the long nail vibe we've loved and now lost...




So what can we expect from Kardashian now? Our guess would be the short, chic neutral manicures we've seen her embrace from time to time in the past.




But while she's a nude polish-loving queen there's no doubt, we're optimistic that the loss of length means she'll try a few bolder looks in the colour and design realms - perhaps a neon from time to time, or (deep breath) some nail art. Here's hoping!

Main image credit: @chrisappleton1

Want more nail inspo? Here's the 'dopamine nails' trend...

Delaney began her career in the Australian beauty media industry in 2015, landing amidst the glossy world of women’s lifestyle magazines (or more literally, in their beauty cupboards). Since then, she has gone on to write across a multitude of beloved Australian media brands, including OK!, NW, InStyle, and Harper’s BAZAAR. She’s covered every side of beauty content, from directing beauty editorial shoots to rounding up the best glossy serums for golden hour skin. Having spent nearly a decade immersed in the beauty realm, Delaney’s knowledge of beauty is as extensive as her collection of tinted lip oils (read: extremely extensive). Delaney is currently the Digital Managing Editor of BEAUTYcrew, and her beauty wisdom also appears across beautyheaven, ELLE and Marie Claire. She enjoys channelling her personal hobby (testing beauty products) into her professional work (talking about testing beauty products), and considers perfecting the art of a cat eye in a moving car her life’s greatest accomplishment.

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