I've always loved the look of pointy nails but I'm also one of those people that hates long nails. After growing them out all of a few millimeters, I asked my manicurist to make them as almond shaped as possible. She thought I was nuts and kept muttering to herself: "these aren't long enough, it's not going to work." Sometimes, you can't listen to your haters and you have to keep on keeping on!
Here's the result! Short, pointy nails with a black french. It can be done!