Hola muchachitas! So let’s talk about this Stiletto Nails thing. In case you haven’t noticed RiRi, Beyonce, K-Perry or Gaga’s dragonlady talons lately, the ST describes the new super-long and seriously pointy nail shape. Nothing’s trendier amongst nailistas at the moment. If you’re really about that life, you’ll also add rhinestones, decals and other assorted tackery to the nail, but really, it’s the 80s-on-acid shape that makes the look special. I’ve been dying to try it, but alas, I have a four year old and it just didn’t seem practical. So my girlfriend Amber Rosenthal Khalifblower (not her real name, y’all) decided to hit Downtown Brooklyn’s Garden & Nail Salon for a little Stiletto sesh. Here, I chat with the brave nail junkie about her experience with her cool-ass claws (above).
SYB: So why do you love the Stiletto Nail?
Amber Rose Khalifblower: I just wanted to try something different. I have a baldie, so I feel like I need new fun ways to explore femininity. Plus, I’ve been obsessed with the look ever since I saw Adele’s ultra-glam version.
SYB: Yours are stunning. But what was it like to rock such an extreme shape?
ARK: I didn’t really have any issues until I had to put in my Nuva Ring!
SYB: Ummm…what the what now?
ARK: Yeah, I thought I’d almost created another exit down there! You know, you have to squeeze the little plastic ring and insert it into your vag. But with extra-long nails it’s hard to get a good grip — and they’re so sharp you’re trying not to scratch your delicate parts! It’s kinda dangerous.
SYB: Well, beauty is pain.
SYB: Would you get them again, babe?
ARK: Totally! I cannot wait to run them down someone’s back. Raowrrrr!
And there you have it, ladies! The long and short of it, Stiletto Nails-style. Now tell me, would you ever try it? Have you? Dying to know your thoughts…