I wouldn’t be a true polish fanatic if I didn’t pay homage to the biggest trend to hit the polish world since Uma Thurman donned Chanel Vamp in Pulp Fiction. Chanel’s introduction of Black Satin caused a frenzy like I have never seen. The insane eBay prices, the story about Sarah Michelle Gellar stealing one from a party, the waiting lists at Chanel counters for a re-release, it’s madness. Pure madness. And with the release of Chanel’s new black for spring, Noir Ceramic, the craze continues.
The truth is, black polish isn’t for everyone. It doesn’t suit all skin tones or tastes. It doesn’t make you an un-stylish buffoon if you don’t love black polish. Wear what you like or wear nothing at all, there is no right or wrong. Just keep your nails presentable.
I personally refused to give in to Chanel. I’m here to tell you that there are options for everyone. If you want to join the dark polish trend but don’t want to go for full on black or give in to eBay prices for Chanel, I’m here to help. From my personal collection, I present my “best of” vampy polishes. With the exception of the polishes marked (DC’d), all of these are available in drugstores, salons or through the online e-tailers I have listed in my links.
(l-to-r) Misa Stiletto, Milani Black Cherry, Zoya Yasmeen, OPI Lincoln Park At Midnight, OPI Black Tie Optional (DC’d)
(l-to-r) Revlon Dark Pleasures Talk Dirty, Creative NFS, Creative Blue Blood (DC’d), Misa Blueberry Glaze, China Glaze Up All Night, Revlon Dark Pleasures Midnight Affair
(l-to-r) OPI Espresso Your Style, Orly Talk Dirty, Creative Fedora, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Zoya Raven, Orly Goth, Misa Wishing On A Star