Politics can be a pretty cut-and-dry world — boring, if I'm being honest. And up until the last decade, politicians being seen as relatable and regular people wasn't a popular concept. But if you've been tuned into what's going on in this country recently (as you should be), you've probably heard Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's name come up many times. 

Ocasio-Cortez is the young congresswoman who is shattering the status quo for women who work in politics. Day after day she shows us that politicians (some, at least) are just like the people they represent.

Ever seen a congresswoman give tips on how to apply press-ons? We didn't think so, but you're about to.

If you don't know about her yet, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the Democratic representative taking politics by storm.

The New York native is arguably one of the biggest stars of the 2018 midterm elections. 

Her down-to-earth persona and grassroots campaign are credited with launching the 29-year-old to political stardom.

Yes, you read that right. This dynamic trendsetter is only 29 years old. Feeling unaccomplished yet?

She's also garnered plenty of attention for her makeup and fashion choices.

After receiving an influx of inquiries about her bold red lip, she let us know that Stila's Stay All Day Liquid in Beso is her go-to.

And with a schedule so busy, she still makes time for some pampering, even if it's on a train. 

After a long day on the job, Ocasio-Cortez kicked back with a glass of wine and some $8 press-on nails. And she posted it on Instagram Stories for us all to see. 

Now, Ocasio-Cortez made it very clear that she deserves this "me" time.

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez nails
photo: Instagram/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

"Today was so nuts I am having a glass of wine and giving myself a press-on manicure (THEY ARE NOT CORNY ANYMORE)!" she shared. And she's right: Press-ons are back and better than ever. 

She even gave her own beauty expertise, and based on our knowledge of press-ons we can tell she knows exactly what she's talking about.  

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez nails
photo: Instagram/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

"The trick," she wrote, “is to wait a bit and then file them down to your natural/desired shape. I usually go with plain nails but when I want a little pick me up or if an event is coming I’ll grab these at the drug store. They last for a week!”

Who said that congresswomen had to have boring nails?

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For only $8, you can get the exact same nails Ocasio-Cortez loves. Check them out for yourself. 

And whether you stand by her political views or not, I think we can agree that her nail tips are something we all can get behind.

With everything going on in politics, we can only imagine how much that wine and mani date was needed.

And we'd be remiss if we didn't mention how cool it is that a congresswoman is giving nail advice on social media. 

Any other advice, Alexandria? We're open to it all. 

We want to see more.

Ocasio-Cortez has proven that she's well-versed in a plethora of topics, and since she's into nails, these are some other press-ons we'd love to see her in. 

Forbidden ($8, imPRESS)

photo: imPRESS Manicure

The deep burgundy gives us serious sophisticated vibes. And with that accent nail, she'd have the best mani in the Capitol. 

Hot Mama ($8, imPRESS)

photo: imPRESS Manicure

Since she likes nude shades, why not add a few simple silver accents? 

Bells & Whistles ($8, imPRESS)

photo: imPRESS Manicure

This sultry blue is both a subtle homage to our country's flag and a chic fashion statement.

Bright As A Feather ($8, imPRESS)

photo: imPRESS Manicure

Because she's already shaken things up, why not take it even further with these reflective glitter nails?