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Would You Try Stiletto Nails?

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Would You Try Stiletto Nails?


Donned by stars like Rihanna, Beyoncé, Adele and Lady Gaga, stiletto nails are a trend that shows no signs of dying. These claws are usually fake, and are cut and filed to form a point.

For the longest time, I was against this type of nails; I absolutely hated pointy fingernails. I loved — and still do — having square-shaped nails. I only took a liking to this nail shape when I spotted Adele with a nude stiletto nail in one of my favorite magazines. I was surprised at how chic her nails looked, and decided to give them a try in the near future.

Searching for a salon that would craft stiletto nails, I eventually stumbled upon Valley Nails NYC, which specializes in nail art. I initially thought I would use a dress from one of the Fall 2012 shows as inspiration, but after my nail technician was done, we both agreed that the design just didn't work.

Since I already had white gel polish as my base, we decided to just go with black triangular tips à la Rihanna’s You Da One music video.

While these nails may not fly in a workplace that’s less creative, if painted a solid color, I think they could suit any woman’s professional lifestyle.

Dara Adeeyo is a nail polish junkie who blogs her beauty diary on Dark Berry Beauty.

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