Embrace the claw!

Love it or hate it – there’s no question the stiletto nail is a look.

Everyone from Rihanna to Kylie Jenner has rocked the fierce af mani trend and it’s surprisingly easy to do yourself. Here’s how:

What you’ll need:

  • A set of glue-on nails (I used Kiss 100 Tips Long Square Tips which includes a bottle of nail glue!)
  • Scissors
  • A nail file
  • nail polishes
  • Base & top coat (these are completely optional, but totally recommended!)

Before you start, give yourself a mini-mani! For best results, make sure
your nails are polish-free and cuticles are pushed back.

  1. Apply a small drop of glue onto your nail bed. Tip: If you haven’t used this stuff before, a little goes a long way so don’t overdo it!
  2. Press on the nail as close to your cuticle as possible. If the nail is too big, just file the corners until it fits.
  3. Use scissors (or a nail clipper) to snip the ends at an angle.
  4. Using a coarse nail file, smooth out the sides until the desired shape is achieved.
  5. Paint on a base coat and then a nude polish over the entire nail.
  6. Towards the tip, swipe on a gold polish in a v-shape.
  7. Next, add the red polish over the gold. I opted for black for an extra vampy feel.
  8. Finally, add a top coat and your stiletto nail is complete!

Written by Katalina Mitchell, seventeen.com