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Best Black Polish Ever

One of my biggest nail polish inspirations is the opening scene from Suburban Girl starring Sarah Michelle Gellar -- an ultraglossy and ultrapigmented black on a short, squoval nail.  Check out the video here or below.  I just love how clean and neat this looks -- it looks even cleaner than some nude manicures I've seen.

For years (and I do mean years)I've searched tirelessly for a good black nail polish.  When I started painting my nails regularly six or seven years ago, I noticed immediately that all black nail polishes pulled brown on my skin.  Maybe it's because my hair is so dark?  I don't know.

Needless to say, I trawled through literally hundreds of reviews of the best black nail polishes on nail polish blogs, Makeupalley and nail polish-dedicated Flickr accounts (they exist), and still nothing.  I gave up and pretended Chanel Blue Satin was black.

I happened to pick Nails Inc Black Taxi off a clearance shelf in my local Shoppers Drug Mart, and my life was forever changed.  This is the only black polish that has ever looked properly black on me. I later found out that this was marketed as a one-coat black; that's almost true! There are very few polishes that I consider one-coaters, and this might be on someone else -- on my skin though, I need two coats to get that blackest black depth.

I've also heard fab things about Givenchy's new black -- check out this full review on Sunny's blog.

NOTE: I'm going away on vacation until November 9, so the comments section might be a little quiet.  I'll try to upload as much as I can to Instagram, so follow me there @procrastinatingpretty!


  1. Hey girl, thanks for the shout-out! I'm glad you found a great black nail polish. It does seem super intense!

    Have a great holiday!

  2. Enjoy your long OVERDUE vacation-see you when you get back (hopefully).

  3. Come to think of it, I don't own a single black polish!

  4. Glad you've found the ultimate black polish! Sounds great :)


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    1. Yes! Apparently theyre doing a gel version soon!

  6. Yay black polish! I don't even know if I have a black anymore? I should look into this.

    Enjoy your vacation!

  7. Nice Info! There are many people wish to know that how to get the nails in shape and how paint the nails for different purpose.

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  8. I've never seen this movie but yes wow it makes black nail polish look incredibly chic. I've never been big on plain, black nails, but from doing nail art, I know the pain of looking for a properly opaque, super black nail polish. Hopefully I can find this somewhere in store!

  9. i think nails inc is such a great brand - and all around reasonably priced!


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