How to FILE and SHAPE your nails like a BOSS
How to FILE and SHAPE your nails like a BOSS


[Intro music] Hey guys, it’s me, Cristine, and today we’re gonna get naked, and stay naked, for the entire video. And also file our nails. Now before I go on, I need to stop some ignorance
in its tracks and acknowledge that, yes,
I’m very aware that my nails are yellow and I’ve already made another video on why my nails are yellow, and why it doesn’t matter. It sucks that I basically have to repeat myself in all my videos, but some people never learn. Back on topic. Lots of people ask me how I file/shape my nails. But before I show you how, I need to explain how a lot of the shape of your nail bed, like how wide or narrow or longest part of your nail is You can’t actually change. You’re born with whatever size nail bed you have and that’s it, you can’t change it. Well, you’re not born with like a baby and then your nails stay the same size they were when you were a baby, But you get what I’m saying, hopefully. You also can’t change the natural curve of your nail. Some people call this the “C-curve,” that probably stands for the Cristine curve, because as you can see my nails have a very strong curve. Basically it’s how flat or curved your nails are if you look at them from this angle. You also can’t change any natural warping
of your C-curve or your nails. So, for example, when my nails get really long like they are right now, my C-curve gets tighter and the left side of the
curve of my middle nail pulls in more. If you have super tight C-curves like me,
then using nail oil regularly will help soften that curve when it gets too tight I put the link down below for my
favorite nail oil. A strong C-curve isn’t necessarily a bad or good thing. Some
people like the way it looks and some people prefer flatter nails.
A strong C-curve is really only a problem when your nails get too long and they start to
curve too much inwards and therefore risk breaking easier. Or if they’re
digging into the sides of your fingers that can hurt. Overall just know that it’s actually
quite normal to have wonky or weirdly warped nails we just all have naturally different
shaped nail beds that we can’t change and we just got to live with it
and deal with it. After all we’re not born with perfect symmetry, unless you’re
Russian of course, then you’re born with perfect nails and the rest of us hate you. Blah blah blah blah blah ok now for what
you CAN change is the shape of the free edge of your nail. And we’re gonna do just that. Bahh I didn’t even mention
Look What’s On My Other Hand! Oh my god it’s the prettiest baby holo blue ever! It’s like a unicorn sat on a robin’s egg and this
was hatched. There are SO many different nail shapes
out there, you could go wild with different nail shapes. One nail shape isn’t better than
another, it’s just completely about personal preference. Unless you have bubble nails. That’s just stupid. According to my number one trusted online source for all things nail health/nail care (I put the link below) usually the most flattering nail shape
is the one that mirrors your cuticle line. My cuticle lines are rounded but
they’re kind of square at the same time. And it just so happens that I like to
shape my nails as rounded squares or “squovals” as some people call them Okay let’s do this! I’m gonna go from this, to this! It’s not that much shorter, I know, okay
but I still like my nails kinda long for nail art. First thing’s first: DO NOT CUT YOUR NAILS! Don’t use nail clippers or scissors
because you’ll risk splitting the nail and breaking it in places you don’t want it to break. Run away from the clippers, they are evil! If you cut or clip your nails because
you’re too impatient to file them then I’m gonna guess you haven’t tried a glass file yet Glass nail files are way quicker at
filing down the nail with the right amount of pressure and they also leave
cleaner edges than your regular course emery boards. I use this glass one and I
got it from my favorite nail care shop – I put the link below again – Now this is how you should actually file them.
File in one direction from corner to centre. Yeah oh my good she said “One
Direction.” Contrary to popular belief, do NOT file straight across in a seesaw motion. Doing that will put a lot of pressure on
your nail and the filing back and forth motion will pull your nail from side to side. Remember that your nail tips are the
driest part of your nail and if you file straight across back and forth,
you risk splitting the ends. If you ever
find that your nails are catching on something like a sweater or even your
hair then it’s probably because you had a free edge, whether at the top or the
side of your nail, that had a tiny split. Even if it’s just a hairline split you
don’t notice yet, but it could develop into a bigger split. Kinda like a chip in
your car windshield. Oh, you don’t drive yet ’cause you’re twelve?
Okay, well you’ll understand one day. File the sides, but ONLY if you need to. Obviously if your nails are too short
for this then you don’t need to do this. In fact, you really don’t need and
shouldn’t file the sides of your nails unless a) you have a very strong C-curve
like I do – my nails will actually dig into the sides of my skin and that can even hurt.
Filing them helps soften that C-curve. Or b) you have wide nails that flare out at the top and so you would file the very
top of the sides to make them more rectangular. I think it’s obvious, but
maybe I should also point out that you’re not filing down into your skin or anything. This is only the part of the nail that is
naturally lifted or exposed. Now I’m going back to filing down the
tip of my nails, again filing in one direction- “Oh my god she said One Direction again!” -from corner to centre. Because a glass file can really take off
a lot in one stroke, make sure to stop every few strokes and assess the length
and evenness of your nails so you don’t make them shorter than intended or make them uneven. When I’m getting close to done, I flip my hands over so I can gently scrape or push out
the filing scragglers from the underside of my nail. You may have less of this nail-shavings-collector effect going on if your nails are flatter and less curved than mine. So once you push them upwards then you just turn your nails around and you can kinda file the little shavings off. So now you’re done with your glass file,
so you can put that away. But you may still have a tiny bit of
unevenness and fine tuning to do. So next I actually use this random nail buffer I
have, but I DON’T use it to buff the top of my nails. Don’t do that! Unless you want to weaken
the layers of your nails, don’t buff your nails. But rather because
the nail buffer has a super high grit, I use it to refine the edges of my nails
with a lot more control since it’s definitely not going to be filing
anything down in a significant way like the glass file. This is when I round out
the corners just a bit into a squoval shape since this is the kind of
nail shape that works best for me both practically and aesthetically in my
opinion. I’ve tried super square nails before but I found that the sharp
corners were always snagging on things and breaking and also sometimes digging
into this side of my skin and I’m a baby! I don’t need that unnecessary pain! And then you’re done really, just go wash off your hands of all the nail shavings at this point. Some people have asked me what the little dents in my nails are, and it’s because I’m a butcher and always use this metal tool when I’m
taking off my polish with the peel-off base coat. And I mean I did that 32 times for you guys when I made these peel-off videos so I should probably
stop using the metal tool. I keep meaning to find a wooden stick thing, but I can’t find them in the store that’s under my building and ahh laziness! Anyways the dents are so shallow that you
don’t even see them through polish So…I don’t really care, ’cause just like yellow nails, I cover them up anyways. Now on the topic of general nail care, I know the last nail care video
I made is super old but honestly I still use mostly the same things. The key is oil, oil, and more oil! I’ve put
a link to my favorite nail care oil and a bunch of other articles that I read
and trust with my life and my nails on all sorts of topics below, like how to
keep your nails from breaking, how to keep polish on and stop chipping, and all
sorts of Mythbusters-style articles like “Do nails need to breathe?”
“Is acetone a safe nail polish remover?” And whether strengtheners actually
help or harm your nails. (Hint: they harm them, go read the article)
So you may have a little reading to do when I know that’s asking a lot from a person
who watches YouTube videos but all the articles I linked are super short and to
the point because people need the knowledge about the nails and about the
filing of the nails so now you take this knowledge that
you’ve retrieved from this video and you put it in your head and you keep it in your head and you use it when you
do your nails. Thanks so much for watching and listening and retaining information. See y’all later, bye!

100 thoughts on “How to FILE and SHAPE your nails like a BOSS”

  1. Mehrish Waseem says:

    " Oh you don't drive yet cause you're 12" …….this is wayyy to relatable.

    I'm not 12 btw but still am not old enough to drive….sooo yeah✌️.

  2. loretta brown says:

    Her: kind of like a chip in a when shilled, oh you don't know about that because you're only 12, you'll see…
    Me: HOW DID YOU KNOW!?!?

  3. 미래강 says:

    I am ACTUALLY 12!…

  4. Anna Skarzinski says:

    Stop saying that she is unhealthy bc she is heathy and if you don’t accept it and get over it than dont wach her at all

  5. lol kk says:

    the video is too long, should make it shorter, so people can see it through.

  6. Hugh Jass says:

    I paint my nails all the time (7+ years) but I haven't experienced yellow staining like Cristine's ??

  7. AbbyArtist says:

    I have a bit of a c curve, so whenever i cut my nails my skin hurts, because it's used to being curved. (my nails break every couple of weeks. I just bought a nail oil pen and i'm gonna use nail oil now) I type too much…

  8. evilxaturn says:

    5:50: In the interests of good nail hygeine, wash your glass file in warm soapy water between uses and pat dry with a soft towel. If you absolutely must lend it to somebody else to use, make sure you wash it before putting it to use again.

  9. Royal Sushi says:

    3:16 literally just did that 5 minutes ago oops

  10. Eva says:

    my cuticle on my thumbs are like square and others are shaped like circles

  11. Super Sparklysnail says:

    One comment said, "you so dum your nails yellow" lol

  12. gangwarilydrummond says:

    Simplysiencelogical

  13. Kohana Mukherjee says:

    NOT use nail clippers???? I have been doing nail-maintainance wrong for 15 years wtf

  14. Beyza Daloglu says:

    0:55 I always pushed back my skin at the nail bed and cut it off, now my nail bed is bigger… but yeah it sound brutal

  15. xx__cola__xx says:

    5:15 let’s just talk about that one person that said ‘Can I lick your eyeball’

  16. duckduckemma says:

    I have a really tight C curve on one nail 🤔

  17. ecobb004 says:

    Lol did you all see that one direction poster that said "can i lick your eyeball?" (at 5:13)

  18. cassie says:

    “Unless yore Russian of course,”
    “The rest of US hate you”

    Damn right, comrade.

  19. Silicone Sword says:

    Wrong stiletto is best

  20. XxBearxX says:

    When you see a comment like
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    Let me guess you clicked read more? Scary right?

  21. Hannah00013 says:

    i have the same kind of nail file as simply but it is metal

  22. Becca Felicia says:

    My mom says that i have spoon nails .is that bad?

  23. saz stylesx says:

    3:48 One Direction ☻😂♡

  24. Eleanor Bateman says:

    Annnnnnd then your someone like me. I LUUUUUV me some shiny, fanci nails. But….my job means I need short nails. I work with young children so i cant have luscious Cristeen nails. But! This video has helped me at least keep my short nails much healthier! So yeah, you can use this even if you cant have blade fingers.

  25. Verna Johnson says:

    Guess I better get me a glass file 👍💯😁

  26. Lolopoli says:

    0:48 this is not true. My nail bed is further than it should be because when my mom used to trim my nails she would cut too far and it make my nail bed recede. Yes, it was very painful.

  27. Eclipse The Wolf says:

    Cristine: “oh you don’t drive yet cause you’re 12?”

    Me: “WTF OH DID YOU KNOW!?!?”

  28. ranibow sprimple says:

    hehe its summer rn so I’m growing out my nails and shaping them because I don’t have to play a violin rn

  29. Sophia Lee says:

    Lol I’m actually 12

  30. SLouise07 _ says:

    ‘Try a glass file’
    That’s all well and good but you know sand paper is basically the exact same thing

  31. sophia rose says:

    tfw the nail salon ladies wrecked you’re nails and you’re here for recovery 🤡

  32. Luke Luna says:

    It’s been like 3 years tf have you don’t to us simply 😂 💿 can’t believe I’ve been watching this long this is my time capsule comment ig -July 28, 2019 ✌️

  33. Riad Jaber says:

    I was buffing the tips of my nails just as u said don’t and I threw my nail file across the room

  34. Bethany Leigh says:

    I wonder if her intro sounding like a porno intro was intentional or just a coincidence

  35. Apex Faze says:

    When she showed a a one direction pic a poster said can I lick your eyeball

  36. Cora Carter says:

    My nails are as flat as the Earth.

  37. jessie mayfield says:

    At 0:41 she inverted the image, it's obviously held in the downward pour position and she inverted it probably to look better

  38. Rxtuc LovesDragons :3 says:

    I’m Russian you hate me? :C

  39. eleven says:

    is no one going to talk about how yellow her natural nails are??

  40. Avia Games says:

    Christine my nails are also yellow and because the pigment of nail polish stain my nails

  41. julianna frost says:

    Nail polish shouldn’t stain your nails after removing it you should use a different nail polish :/

  42. whiskerplayz xoxo says:

    5:16 the girl with the sigh "can i like you eyeballs"😂

  43. WeirdXXX X says:

    Ew one of the 1D fan girls poster said
    “CAn I LicK uR EyEBaLL”

  44. Kevin's Freund says:

    God, her nails are not gross or unhealthy, she just uses nail polish EVERYDAY so… They're pretty, I want such nails too… I mean the longness… Hehe… Ye

  45. HowKermit Foryourcermet says:

    Tbh yellow nails are healthy so y’all be quiet

  46. Willow Lowe says:

    Did anybody else realize one of the posters for one direction say "can I lick your eyeballs!!"

  47. Lps Everything says:

    You should have saw my face when she said oh you can’t drive yet because your twelve how the heck did she know I was twelve lolol

  48. Zoya Morits says:

    Yay I'm Russian and I have perfect nails

  49. 1Direction_lover 1994 says:

    I'm so proud she noticed the One Direction thing😂

  50. Izzy May says:

    I can’t watch u because u say bad words please don’t because I love watching u

  51. Roblox- Movies says:

    Hi Christine I’m like 3 years late but you could get the nail sticks whatever in fake nail packs in drugstores

    (right aid, Walgreens) there in the Kiss artificial nail section

  52. Kawaii Wolf says:

    pause at 5:14 and look and the pink sign it says 'can i lick your eyeball' thats kinda strange XD

  53. Harini Natarajan says:

    why am i watching this i have nubs 😉

  54. Chloe the animal lover says:

    This is my first time actually following a tutorial, i just watch you cause your videos and funny and entertaining xx

  55. Ghost Tears says:

    4:28
    Simply: “oh you don’t drive yet cause your 12?”

    Me: “How did you know🤔”

    (I turned 12 like three days ago)

  56. DaWillieinyerWonk says:

    She is really good can you do a face ravel

  57. Abbie Rhode says:

    Do you have any tips for nails that are thin? Is there any way to thicken them? These videos are so helpful!

  58. Tulip Tulip says:

    5:15 should’ve said BTS by now

  59. Withdrawn_ Illustrator says:

    I have stiletto nails 😂 soooo

  60. GalaxyPanda says:

    Shouldn’t your nails be stained holo because you where too much holo lol 😹😹

  61. Brenda M says:

    It must be nice!!! been able to have beautiful and long nails

  62. Tina Ward says:

    How did you guess my age

  63. Callysta Halbert says:

    Cristine: O u don't drive yet cuz ur 12 well one u will understand
    Me: I'm 13 but ok 😂

  64. Emmy Wolf says:

    2:11 😂😂😂 I feel lucky that I’m Russian and Sweden hahaha lmao

  65. Lily Pie DIY says:

    5:15 "can I lick your eyeball" 😬😂

  66. JAYME IS A PERSON! says:

    Heh. 69,000 likes

  67. O!RUL82? 97 says:

    Ny nails has an oval shape and they look so pretty (I guess 👀)!

  68. Hey It’s Zoe says:

    When you can’t even grow out your nails because you’re a sculptor 😤😪

  69. Amanda Rodriguez ・ω・ says:

    Since she paints her nails a lot that’s why her nails are yellow her nails are fine

  70. Maddison901HD :I says:

    the red thingy we have that on our house

  71. Aníta Rós Valsdóttir says:

    I actually love that your nails are yellow
    It never bothered me or anything
    I actually find it fascinating in some way I don’t know why I just like it that way

  72. no says:

    haters don't have anything better to do than hate on your nails.. ;-;

  73. Ellie says:

    Pretty sure I have flare nails there ugly and I hate them

  74. W Kpop Channel says:

    When you play sports and can't grow out your nails too much

  75. Issa Me says:

    ok so- this is gonna sound STUPAD but my 8 nails are squared oval and 2 nails are oval- like both my index fingers have oval nails- and god my right hand index finger nail is so weak, it literally have lines in it and it can't grow much cause it breaks off really REALLY easily 🙁 HELP

  76. Neo Kookie says:

    My nails are shit, they are long but others are a bit short, its like a little transparent (idk why, especially after taking a shower they become very thin) and one is almost broken

  77. Majestic Dreamer says:

    Love how you put dumbasses in their place right off the start😉and great video🙌 I just grew mine out and needed this tutorial 👍

  78. InsainCat Productions says:

    Maybe a video on temperature changing nailpolish?

  79. Lottie Lawes says:

    5:14 when she mentions 1D a girls holding a sight that say can I lick ur eyeball ….. I thought there was no eye in that sentence 😳😬😂

  80. Happycoffee says:

    My nails are like… nonexistent

  81. Antonija Martinis says:

    0:42 oil is floating

  82. Nika says:

    Off topic…buut i actually freaked out when she said "shape them in ONE DIRECTION"

  83. Samantha Virgen says:

    My mom make me use a…………NAIL CLIPPER

  84. Satisfying Slime Asmr says:

    i like the shape oval

  85. Hazrat Ali says:

    I am a girl but this is bro phone I cant do this to my left hand

  86. Champa Dey says:

    Guess what? She also mentioned seesaw(by suga)..bts fever!😋

  87. Emily Mota says:

    5:13 did anyone else notice the girl w/ the pink sign that says "can i lick your eyeball"

  88. Megan Taylor says:

    I found the article that you posted was very helpful and cleared up a lot of questions I had about acetone and the nail strengthener. Yes I found this video just recently and I saw that it was from 3 years ago. I just started doing gel polish at home and was unsure about how safe soaking my nails in acetone really was. I feel better now since I've read that. I'm also trying to make my nails stronger and I've been using cuticle oil daily. My job is very harsh on my hands so I have to keep it up.

  89. Unhappy Skeleton says:

    my mom has a glass file and the sound hurts my soul

  90. Lin Manuel Miranda says:

    Oml under the video was an ad for get a free coin with Donald Trump on it

  91. Lucifer says:

    Was looking at my nails thinking that I was lucky to to have very symmetrically curved nails and then I hear the ‘unless you’re Russian’ comment 😂😂😂

    Please don’t hate me.
    Love,
    Your Russian subscriber.

  92. Hannah Johnson says:

    Came to an old video in hopes you’d have a higher chance of seeing my comment. My holo taco just came in the mail and I’ve never been so excited about merch. I’m not a huge nail polish gal but I bought it to support you (and I know your shit was gonna be great). I just finished painting my nails and I made and absolute mess all over my fingers but after I cleaned it up it looks decent. I don’t even know how to show off this beautiful polish, I love it and you made an amazing product girl

  93. lpsrocksbutmlpareawesome says:

    my precious middle finger broke today I'm so sad I didn't make a big deal my nails grow pretty fast in saltwater but my fingernail is a my pinky

  94. BluePuppyWarrior Productions says:

    I just got a glass nail file and I LOVE IT! You guys need to get one, if you want a cute one I suggest going to a website called snazzy creations where they hand paint their glass nail files. They are so cute and really nice. If you dont like any of the premade designs you can also get a custom one. Seriously mine have two little elaphants on them! I love these filers and I'm sure everyone else would too! (P.s. this isnt a promotion I just really love this company lol)

  95. Jim Moseley says:

    Lol I am actually 12

  96. dd ee says:

    What about metal files

  97. Nataly 1234 says:

    The background music was in tower of hell(roblox)

  98. Yo Soybean says:

    Well, I’m Russian and I suck at nails

  99. Yasmina Samy says:

    are we just gonna ignore the fact that one of the girls in the photo was holding a sign that said "can i lick ur eyeball" like wtf

  100. Cameron Cusiter says:

    “Oh you don’t drive yet because you’re 12”
    😂💀

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