Stiletto nails need no introduction. You’ve seen them on the likes of celebs like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry and even Lana Del Rey – it was about time Tongue in Chic tried them out. I personally never had the guts to – until I realised that they’re just nails – they’ll grow back! Stiletto nails are quick and easy to achieve, they’re also a bangin’ new trend, and if the time ever came, great for some self defense.

Things you will need:
+ An emery board
+ Your fav shade of nail varnish.


Step One: Start by filing down your nails from the edge down to the middle of your nail at a 45 degree angle. If you can’t judge on your own, and want to play it safe, you can always just dot the middle point of your nail with a sharpie, or marker as a guideline.


Step Two: Do the same on the other side of the nail, and continue on with all your nails. TiC Tip: If you want some really dramatic nails, angle the nail file so that it sits right on the corner of the edge of your nail, and make sure that your angle is super straight. They will end up looking like crazy claws!


I painted them in with a black gradient to add to the ghastly effect! You can find our tute for ombre nails here. With a little time and patience, it really is as easy as cake! Have fun, ladies.

Image Credit: Yi Peng, Zoé Ng