Being a girl that absolutely loves getting her nails done but them being a complete nuisance at uni (have you tried threading a needle on a sewing machine with stiletto bad boys on?), or end up ripping them off three days later because there is a new song I wanna learn on guitar, I refuse to constantly pay to go get them done.
So, this is how I've been doing my 'stiletto nails' at home for the past year & I always get a lot of compliments on them! First of all you're gonna need some of these acrylic nail tips. I got mine from Ebay, from a seller from Hong Kong (if I find the exact one for you I'll get it linked) & I swear they were like 4 dolla or something silly for 500. They come in 10 different sizes, so they're perfect for all nails big or small.
Step 1: You're gonna need to identify a nail tip that will fit you're chosen nail. For example, this is size 1, which I use for my thumb.
Step 2: You want to file around the 'curved' side of the nail until it's rounded & would fit nicely onto your nail.
Step 3: Once glued onto your nail using nail glue, it should look something like this.
Step 4: You wanna take a pair of scissors & cut the top into a triangular shape. If you feel safer, you can do this before sticking it onto your nail, but I find it easier to achieve the desired shape this way.
Step 5: Take your nail file again & round the top off to get the shape you're after.
Repeat this with all your nails & then paint them however you like! I threw a white coat on top of this & then popped a black varnish over the right hand side to create a monochrome look.
& this is the finished look! It's a quick, cheap alternative to going to the salon & getting your nails done if you're in a similar situation to myself or you just prefer to play around & DIY yourself. The first few times can be a little time consuming, but once you've got the hang of it.
Here's some other ways I've painted my stiletto nails: black with a sparkly top coat, neon pink, nude with a red back, & black with red back for a nod to my friend Christian.