Have you ever heard of stiletto nails ? Probably yes or, at least, you have certainly seen this particular category of nails on the fingers of some friend, colleague or relative. Therefore, if you are curious and want to know more, and you also want to find out how you can appreciate your nail art by including a truly modern opportunity and great personality to be able to set up “new” nails, you just have to read further!
What are stiletto nails
The stiletto nail is a nail that a particular shape, which is going all the rage now in the United States. As will be easily understood, the name “stiletto”, proper to these nails , takes its name from a medieval weapon, the Stilus, a dagger whose point reminds that of the shaped nails with this profile. More commonly, and without the need to recall the medieval dagger, the stiletto seems to be able to recall stiletto heels and … in fact these nails have much in common with the more feminine heels: they are sexy like them and, perhaps , they are also a little uncomfortable like these ultra-heeled shoes!
A trend that goes around the world
In recent years there have been numerous celebrities who have worn the stiletto nails with particular charm. How can we forget, for example, the choices of Adele, Katy Perry and Lana Del Rey, whose stylistic option has contributed well to spreading this craze for stiletto nails, everywhere in the world. However, keep in mind that, in reality, stiletto nails do not “originate” in the United States, but mainly in Eastern Europe, where this type of nail was used for a longer time. From here, however, the stiletto nail came to us only passing through the United States, where many VIPs were able to derive the best satisfactions from this particular kind of nail, before transferring it to the rest of the world.
Nowadays, despite – in good evidence – the nails that stilettos may not appeal to all women, there is no doubt that this kind of nail art can actually enhance as few the hand of a woman, giving her a more sinuous and tapered appearance, which could hardly be obtained in any other way.
How to make stiletto nails the best
Unfortunately, before we can see how we can wear nails in stiletto , we need to reveal a small, big secret: stiletto nails are not very comfortable to wear. and are not easy to make . If, however, we can do something for the second element (we will deal with this shortly), for the first problem we can not do much, except to suggest to be patient. At first it may be difficult to deal with this type of nail, but after a while you get used to it.
Let’s see how to stem the second problem and make a beautiful reconstruction of one’s nails through the traditional stiletto shape.
The first step is to get a good nail file. Alternatively, you can take special sandpaper, which is rather hard, given that the area to be filed is quite large. However, our suggestion is to find a quality file: it will save you time and effort and will allow you to get a better result.
Once you have done the above, take the file and file the sides of the nail . As you can guess, in order to proceed with this step it will be necessary to ensure that your nail is long enough to be able to “bear” all the work, and in particular the process of generating a fairly tapered tip. In doing this, especially if you do not have a lot of experience, try to proceed step by step and not to file first all the right side and then the whole left side. Instead, try to obtain as symmetrical a shape as possible, proceeding gradually and without being in a hurry.
Finally, remember that there is no single type of stiletto nail, but there are different variations and nuances: try to take a look at the gallery that we have in store for you below, and you will see which can be the various variations of this nail style.
Stiletto nails with gel
As intuitively as possible, if you are lovers of nail reconstruction with gel, and you know how to use the tips to the best, know that you can get a pleasant effect without compromising the your nails or without necessarily having to wait for your nails to be long enough to be able to file the sides. In fact, it will be sufficient to purchase the ready-to-use tips and apply them, or have them applied, respecting the main indications.
As far as the enamel to be used is concerned, in our opinion stiletto nails are already sufficiently able to provide added value to your fingers, without necessarily having to force the hand too much with some graphic effect. Therefore, choose some sober shades (even if you limit yourself to the only homogeneity of color).
So let’s close our gallery today, as always, by presenting you with a beautiful collection of photos that will allow you to understand how you can get the best out of stiletto nails. Browse the photo gallery that we have chosen for you above and try to understand if the idea of being able to wear stiletto nails can actually reflect your way of being and your propensity for a slightly more “exaggerated” nail art than usual. Then let us know what you think: it is very likely that within this series of photos you will be able to identify some real must haves!