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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!

15 comments :

  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!

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

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

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

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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

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

    Enjoy your vacation!

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  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.

    Herbal Beauty Salon in NY | Herbal Beauty Salon Valley Stream

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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!

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

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