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Dark and Sexy Nail Polish

Last week we asked you about Black Nail Polish – Love it or Hate it? It looks like Victoria Beckham Loves It, but most of you hated it. A lot of you did point out, however, that other dark colors are sexy and chic for Fall.

As far as I can tell the original dark nail polish craze started with Chanel's "Vamp" in 1994. Vamp is described as a rich dark chocolaty-red, almost black. Apparently the color was discontinued for awhile, but is now back. I have been trying to find it online all morning and it's nowhere to be found, not even on eBay. If anyone finds it, please let us all know!

In the meantime, check out some of my other dark nail polish finds,

Essie, "Dark Chocolate Truffle", $7.00, Available here

Bobbi Brown, "Chocolate Cherry", This Limited Edition Color seems to be sold out everywhere, but can be purchased here when it comes in.

OPI, "Lincoln Park After Dark", $6.00, Available here

Revlon, "Vixen", $4.59, Available here


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0rch1d 0rch1d 8 years
Right now i think the current craze is MIDNIGHT BLUE. It's a very dark blue. Lovely!
roseuvhollywood roseuvhollywood 9 years
Oh yes I love Chanel Vamp only. The others are never quite it. I love to wear the lips and nails. Pretty much in any season:)....
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
myownworstcritic you're right!! I remember buying Vamp on a trip to New York and I didn't try it until I got home but then I looked at my Rouge Noir and it was the same colour. I felt so silly. I fell for a trend LOL! :oops: But, I didn't have to buy any new rouge noir for a while after that!! ;)
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
I think dark nails can be stunning if they are done properly and they aren't chipped or mangled looking. It has to be freshy and perfect otherwise it's just all so wrong! I'm wearing Vamp right now...:D
myownworstcritic myownworstcritic 10 years
By the way............on a recent trip to Paris I was informed that Chanel "Vamp" is the same color as Chanel "Rouge Noir". Both are color #18. "Rouge Noir" is the European name, "Vamp" is the U.S. name. Rouge Noir is relatively easy to find on the internet since not too many of us know to look for it! Good luck!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
Essie is my brand but not a fan of the vamp look My favourite colour is Sand of a Beach
yayita yayita 10 years
Sweet KWM, Im jealous!!! :)
KWM KWM 10 years
I went to Neiman Marcus today and they had ONE bottle of Vamp left. They were holding it for a lady, but I convinced them to give it to me instead! I LOVE it! Can't wait to get a manicure/pedicure with it this weekend!
yayita yayita 10 years
I am so glad dark colors are back in style, I always loved the really dark stuff but it wasn't hip to wear
myownworstcritic myownworstcritic 10 years
Hey, has anyone tried Chanel Sensuelle? It looks like a close second to Vamp....
Huckleberry Huckleberry 10 years
here are some options for those of you looking for vamp but cant find it. Original: Chanel Vamp CopyCat: OPI Black Magic Mountain Wet & Wild Blackest Red Brucci Black Cherry Revlon Vixen Artmatic "Aaaand"
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
i love bobbi brown products, genious! and i also think dark looks good when done in the right way
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Sailor - It's from their new 25th Anniversary Collection. I haven't seen it in the store yet, but I live in hickville.
SailorMarie SailorMarie 10 years
I'm with the girls who like the darker polish, (on my toes) especially in the cooler months...other wise I have to go with more vibrant colors, I have lincoln park after dark, and Jen, I must look for this brown for my fall Pedi! It is really cute!!!
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
You're thinking of Bobby Brown. And yes he is dumb.
Fashiondiva91 Fashiondiva91 10 years
No thats my fav number
caligirl1201 caligirl1201 10 years
Jen it sounds like it, she's attacked someone else on another post today.
Fashiondiva91 Fashiondiva91 10 years
O its just that bobbi brown( the person) is so f*cking dumb it just seems wrong to wear anything that has his name on it LOL
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Fashiondiva91 - is the 91 in your name the year you were born?
Fashiondiva91 Fashiondiva91 10 years
Thats my opion and I think you don't look classy with that dark color on your nails
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Well, makeup and nail polish line. :)
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Fashiondiva - Bobbi Brown is a very famous makeup artist with a huge makeup line.
caligirl1201 caligirl1201 10 years
Dark colors are not goth they are sophisticated when paired with the right ensemble. Lots of professional women are opting for dark colored polish this fall. That being said I like the chocolate truffle polish and I have worn the vamp. Both are gorg.
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