Nothing says beauty quite like accidentally stabbing your eye with a fiberglass nail extension filed to a point and coated with layers of polish and rhinestones. For those unfamiliar with this hot trend—a look that exudes both raw sex appeal and deep impracticality—I am talking about “stiletto nails.”
Not for the faint of heart nor anyone who has a tendency to put their hands near their eyes a lot, stiletto nails have become a favorite manicure shape among those who love long nails. These Instagram ideas will give you plenty of inspiration.
But today, not only are stilettos pointier than ever before, they have become both an art form and “a symbol of strength,” Weingarten tells me. Albeit, one that seems entirely antithetical to living one’s life as a strong woman, given that they appear to render one’s hands useless.