Some resemble pretty but deadly weapons
Lady GaGa and Nicki Minaj sport long golden tapers
While these make a bold statement and look very editorial for fashion shoots celebs like Fergie, Blake Lively, Rihanna and Jessie J are wearing a more modified, demure versions.
Before jumping on the trend bandwagon, keep in mind that some professions, such as healthcare and daycare, may not allow it because it harbors bacteria.
ABC News indicated in an article:
"In a study released at the Infectious Disease Society of America meeting in San Francisco, researchers found that artificial and natural nails longer than 3 millimeters beyond the tip of the finger, or the length of a pencil tip, carry more harmful bacteria and yeast under them than short nails."
and I won't even mention what a challenge this can be.......