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Black Nail Polish - Love it or Hate it?

One of the hottest nail colors for Fall is going to be Black! I seriously about fell off my chair when I read this. To me Black Nail Polish was reserved for those going for the goth look in high school. Apparently not any more. A lot of celebs, including Mischa Barton, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba and MK have been sporting it for the last year or so and The Limited Edition Chanel Black Satin nail polish is sold out everywhere! In fact the only place I found to buy it online is eBay. A recent auction for one bottle of the color went for $47.02!. Click here to participate in the latest ebay auction.

So what do you guys think, Black Nail Polish, Love it or Hate it? If you love it, you can buy it here

Glamour magazine offers some tips on how to wear it right, so

Tips For Making Black Nail Polish Glam not Goth from Glamour Magazine:

  • Keep 'em short. Dark nails should be finger-tip length with a rounded-square shape
  • Devise an anti-chip strategy: Use ridge filler as a base to stop bleeding; keep polish off your cuticles and refresh your topcoat every third day.
  • Wear neutrals. Bright outfits or red lips are too much with dark nails.
Jen-Erate Jen-Erate 7 years
I agree for short nails, but to be honest I do wear it occasionally (Hilary Duff is my inspiration here)
Sweet-Kirstin Sweet-Kirstin 7 years
I LOVE my Black Nail Polish. YIPPEE!!!!!!
BJ_is_famous BJ_is_famous 9 years
I luv black nailpolish
bianca-3 bianca-3 9 years
I wasn't really sure about a pure black nail polish. I've always used blackish burgundies since a European family friend gave me one a very long time ago when I was a teenager. It was popular there but unknown here at the time. I like dark colors because they make short-ish square nails look nice. I can't grow mine long - so light colors look wrong on me. I think I could get to like black, as well. It's neutral. It wouldn't clash with anything. I used to wear Revlon's Black Pearl in high school and the extreme frosted finish made it very pretty.
Michellerocksit Michellerocksit 9 years
LOVE it! Mischa looks FAB with her black nails. Do I detect a little blue shimmer coming through? I've tried OPI's 'black' variations, like Midnight in Moscow which is a very dark, almost black polish with hints of red glimmer. I've also tried using abase of black and then adding a trabslucent topcoat with blue or purple highlights. I actually like these better than basic black because they add a hint of allure that catches the eye. Hey, who wants to be boring, right? Let's give 'em a show!
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 deeper red :[
n_i_k n_i_k 9 years
I like it!
Jake-K Jake-K 9 years
Black, or a variation of it can be VERY classy if worn correctly. The ad listed above is a great example - glossy and fresh, and with a hint of blue that accents the pretty blue eye liner the model is wearing. Picking up a trace of blue in her outfit is another great tie (though you can't tell in this picture). Thankfully, black isn't just black anymore. As one respondent noted above, there are many blacks with hints of red, blue, gold and silver sparkles mixed in, setting off an intrigueing light-catching effect in brighter lights. It's not just for goths or Halloween anymore! But, black on long nails or really short nails can stand out and doesn't really work. Black on toes does work if wearing shoes that compliment it. Sandals on the beach is probably not the right look. And, chipped black, like other nail colors when they become worn, is just not a great look. It screams that this person is in need of some maintenance! How about guys wearing black? It does work in some cases. Like when wearing a black tux to a really posh party. I saw a guy sporting black toenails (with a hint of silver) at a very posh pool party. He was wearing dark grey sandals and his feet were very tanned. Nice look!
curlyhair curlyhair 10 years
Black nail polish isn't worn until Halloween.. sorry!
laralu laralu 10 years
Um...hmm...I used to wear this in high-school but not as the emo/goth/metal kind of girl. I just loved the way it looked with some outfits such as grey/beige/brown or just matching some black lingerie (my boyfriend got all excited over that once) but now I don't think I would, just not worth it :(
QueenMargot QueenMargot 10 years
Only in short nails.
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
I did when I was younger-but not now.
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
I don't care for it!
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
Looks good on her, but I don't think I would wear it :)
I do love it!
AtlantaNoleGirl AtlantaNoleGirl 11 years
Funny that this post is still getting so much buzz! Came back here to look at the color names bc I'm thinking of getting a vampy mani today after work! I love the dark trend, and in fact, I tried to do it myself this weekend with some old, cheap stuff left over from my goth years- didn't look the hottest, decided a professional would do better!
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