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Experiment with pointy nails at home

Experiment with pointy nails at home

Getting a manicure has never been more deadly if you’re looking to emulate stars like Khloe Kardashian and Rihanna with their pointy nails. This isn’t a look for you if you have a young child to look after or have a hands on job, but it does look pretty awesome for a night out on the town. If you have natural nails then it’s quite hard to recreate this look, but there are a vast array of false options out there which mean you can experiment with them before perhaps going to the salon and having some acrylics done.

The first thing to note is that this style of nail is referred to as either pointy, stiletto nails or almond shaped nails, so bear that in mind if you search for them on the internet. If you’re not looking to spend too much money on this look then why not buy a pack of Claire’s 24 Pack Red Almond Shaped False Nails. These come with a strong glue to ensure you don’t suffer any embarrassing nail mishaps while out and about. It’s also a classic red colour which will go with daytime and nighttime outfits alike, so you won’t have to worry about mixing things up.

A slightly more expensive version is NailHur’s So Fetch nails. These are also glue on nails and the So Fetch option, taken from a line in Mean Girls, is a range of bubble gum pink nails which also comes complete with four crystallised pink nails to add a bit of bling to your look.

If you want to try out a pointy look but without the length that many falsies offer then give Elegant Touch’s Totally Bare Nails in Short Stiletto a try. These are a plain white colour, making them the perfect choice if you want to experiment with some nail art as well. It’s also a pack of 48 nails in 10 different sizes, meaning you have enough to try out this look on numerous occasions.

One thing to remember with false nails is to properly remove them – otherwise you might end up damaging your nail bed.

Use an acetone based nail varnish remover to soak the nails before using a toothpick or orange stick to get under the falsie and lift a little. Once the gap is created, soak again in the remover and then use a paper towel to carefully remove the nail. If you are left with any excess glue on the nail, use the remaining remover to try and get it off. If that doesn’t work, you can attempt to remove with a nail buffer.

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