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Black Nail Polish: Trendy or Trashy?


I want to paint my nails black, but I'm not sure of the image it gives off.
I don't want to look hard and extreme like Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl, but more freshly fashionable while still looking like the girl next door like Serena.
Dec 02, 2010 @ 07:14 pm

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I LOVE wearing black nail polish and have been dying to buy a really good one that doesn't give any streaks.

I think black nail polish also looks better with shorter nails, unlike in the picture you posted...that look a bit too gothy for me. And your outfit definitely sets the vibes your nailpolish gives off as well. If you think black might be a bit too much, try a really dark-almost-black purple/blue/maroon that you can only tell is colored if you look closely. :)
Dec 02, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

a trendy classic

jchang said it all! I totally agree. J

oe Fresh has a great deep intense plum colour (called prune) that looks almost black but has a hint of colour. It might work for you. :)
Dec 03, 2010 @ 01:26 am

Me too!

I also love a dark vampy colour but would personally go for a deep blackish plum, navy or brown on short nails.
Dec 03, 2010 @ 06:13 am


I saw this girl on the subway yesterday sporting short nails, and shiny gray nailpolish. It actually looked amazing and I'd love to try it!

I personally love dark colours like black, purple, blue, etc.
Dec 03, 2010 @ 09:09 am


black is my go to color, it matches with almost anything.

but i have also fallen in love with gray and deep red. thats what im rocking this christmas :)
Dec 03, 2010 @ 10:08 am

grey is really hot right now

I agree with Jen that you need short nails to pull off black, and it's still a cute look.

But right now, greys are really fashionable
Dec 03, 2010 @ 01:02 pm

I agree

Black nail polish does look best on short nails.I also love the black/blue colours.I also like the black on my toenails.
Dec 03, 2010 @ 03:29 pm

Mauve- and mushroom-greys...

... are a huge trend right now! I am currently lusting for one like this:

This is 'Paradoxal' by Chanel, but I don't normally spend $40 on nail polish so I guess I'm in the market for a knockoff...
Dec 03, 2010 @ 03:42 pm


That Chanel colour is fantastic! If anyone knows a similar one (at a fraction of the cost) please share!
Dec 03, 2010 @ 03:47 pm

Revlon Perplex

I have been Googling around and found Revlon 'Perplex':

From what I've read, it looks like this just might be the best of the knockoffs and if you can find it stocked it should only set you back around $5 or so!
Dec 03, 2010 @ 04:01 pm

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