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Trend Alert: Navy Nails

Hey there sailor! Navy isn't on reserve for nautical use alone any longer. These deep navy nail polishes are this season's next big "it" nail. Say hello to inks and indigos, which are richer alternatives to ultra dark black and traditional red lacquers. Here are three rich blue hues for the gal who's not afraid to make a statement.

Let your dark side shine through with this Deborah Lippman Color Nail Lacquer in Rehab ($15). Sources say that the Kitson store on Roberston can't even keep it in stock.

I guess with all the young celebs going to rehab this summer the polish would naturally be popular in Los Angeles! Kidding aside, the color is dark yet sheer and looks best with two coats.

For two more trendy navy nail polish suggestions,

OPI Nail Lacquer in Russian Navy ($7.50) is a sexy opaque deep sea indigo color that is completely covetable. For a vampish, daring and dark diva...this is the color for you!

Nars Nail Polish in Midnight Express is actually about to get discontinued, so get it while supplies last at the discounted rate of $7.50. This rich and deep blue hue is perfect if you're looking for a bright pop of blue with a little bit of shimmer and lots of sheen.

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xrockette19x xrockette19x 9 years
I was nervous about trying this but thought it might be fun, so I went for it! I got the russian navy by OPI today, it's so different for me but I love it! I can't stop staring at my nails, it's a little pathetic. I'm sad about the nars polish being discontinued, I was excited to try that next! I'd definitely get this color again though, it's great!
missmaclean missmaclean 9 years
I love wearing black nail polish. Just with my pale skin and dark brown hair, i always look like a goth! So might have to switch to a navy instead!
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Thanks to everyone for their input! I've made a list, and went on a search today. I can't find any of the recs. Please let me know if you can direct me where to find these shades!
gvsb gvsb 9 years
i need more nail polish like i need another hole in my head... but that OPI Nail Lacquer in Russian Navy looks pretty awesome!
SparklinSeahorSe SparklinSeahorSe 9 years
for some reason, dark blue nails have always seemed trashy to me. but not on other people, just me.
chapsticknchanel chapsticknchanel 9 years
I love this trend! I had bought N.Y.C.'s 99 cent nail polish in Skin Tight Denim, but the color was a little too bright for me. I went out and bought Revlon's Dark Pleasures polish in Midnight Affair and it's amazing. Dark, but light enough that you can see that it's blue. And only $5!
Kitson101 Kitson101 9 years
Im totally lovin' this trend. Its a nice alternative to black polish which was alwasys a little to ' halloweenish ' for me and my skin tone.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
Navy nails are awesome! To me, black is too gothy, but navy is perfect! Dark, but not black, and still stylish!
purselova418 purselova418 10 years
I finally found the OPI Russian Navy color and I love it but I did buy a deep purple from MAC and that one is better for my skin tone.
rlveronica rlveronica 10 years
I love bold, jewel tones... but I don't know, there's just something classic about nude nails?
gonzagirl gonzagirl 10 years
Navy! Very sexy.
lemuse20 lemuse20 10 years
I wasn't too big on the black nails, but the navy blue I might do. The idea of it sounds pretty cool. I remember watching The Devil Wears Prada not too long ago and saw Emily Blunt's blue nails, I couldn't help but admire them. I'm not sure how it would look with my skin color though.
scourtneyex scourtneyex 10 years
i found from sally hansen navy venom, which is great. opi also has an awesome purple called lincoln park after dark. their fall collection is deep, dark and rich.
purselova418 purselova418 10 years
I cant find the Russian Navy from OPI anywhere
hottpink hottpink 10 years
I bought OPI Russian Navy about 3 weeks ago and have been sporting it ever since. You wouldn't believe the compliments I get! Love it!
Rugelach Rugelach 10 years
What's ironic is that in rehab people were always giving each other manicures and pedicures out of boredom. Deborah should make some charitable donations of her polish to the cause.
missjaime missjaime 10 years
Black nails I could do. Navy? Ehhhh, not so much. I'm a bit boring when it comes to stuff like that, though. Deep reds or light pinks.
baltimoregal baltimoregal 10 years
I have Russian Navy- looks awesome on short nails.
to_enthrall to_enthrall 10 years
I love the Russian Navy from OPI. It is a nice alternative to the black nail polish.
susi891 susi891 10 years
My Russian Navy looks fab on my toes! For an older woman (I'm 53!) I can get away with it on my toes! It almost looks violet to me - like that violet blue crayon that I always used up first!
mlen mlen 10 years
oo i'll definitely try navy- i wasn't sure about pure black but navy i can definitely get behind. thanks for the tips of different brands to try!
All-Lacquered-Up All-Lacquered-Up 10 years
Lippmann Rehab is gorgeous but it really takes 3-4 coats to get it opaque. But, it's worth it for the glossy jelly finish. Midnight Express has been in the discounted Vintage section on the NARS site for many months now so I wonder if it really is being discontinued. I've seen it go out of stock twice and still come back. Weird.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 10 years
I still love black too! but that name is too cute, "russian navy."
demeter demeter 10 years
I love navy, it's always been one of my fave colors!
Beauteas-Flight Beauteas-Flight 10 years
Can't wait to try the Opi colors!
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