Thursday, November 13, 2008

Trend-Filled Thursdays: Dark Nail Polish, We're Talking Purple and Black!

The new nail trend seen all over the red carpet? Dark nail polish. But we're not talking green, blue, burgundy or chocolate brown -- though of course those colors are always gorgeous and popular. No, the new colors making their way down the carpets are none other than dark purple and black. Celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Hayden Panettiere and Kimberly Stewart are sporting these vampy shades at everything from movie premieres to parties for Vogue to charity events. Read on to see more pics and find out which polishes you can use to get the same effect.

Kimberly Stewart at the Vogue Fantastic Fashion Fantasy Party
Hayden Panettiere at the 5th Annual Alfred Mann Foundation Innovation and Inspiration Gala
Elisabetta Villa at the Quantum of Solace Premiere in Rome

Chanel Black Satin Nail Colour: So this color is so popular, you'll probably have to search for it on ebay. But it's the be all, end all shade that just totally defines this trend. It's been popular for years, and for good reason -- it glides onto the nail smoothly and easily, and the creamy black hue with a hint of shimmer is just so absolutely perfect whether you let it chip or keep it totally pristine. In case you don't want to shell out the big bucks, try Zoya Raven -- a very close dupe!

Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in Electronica ($1.99 at Yes, it's less than two dollars! But that's not why I'm crushing on this color. One coat is sheer and a bit sparkly, while two create a beautiful, glisteny opaqueness.

Sally Hansen Nail Lacquer in Pat on the Black ($6.29 at Looking for an eggplant slash violet that will glide on creamily and deliciously? Well, look no further -- this is so it. I recommend two coats, as one is a bit streaky.

Dashing Diva Nail Polish in Dark Tempest ($7.99 at So reading Shakespeare's The Tempest wasn't necessarily my favorite part of 12th grade English. But I'll put my bad feelings aside for this totally gorgeous polish, which with two coats turns to an unbelievable creamy mulberry.

butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Union Jack Black ($12 at Go all Lindsay Lohan and Mary-Kate when you put this polish on. Because not only is the bottle the most unique I've seen, but the color inside dries totally creamy and shiny.

Creative Nail Design Nail Polish in Cuppa Joe ($6 at I totally love polish with the shimmer baked in ... because honestly, there's nothing I hate more than glittery polish that feels rough to the touch. And not only does this polish meet that requirement with flying, well, colors ... it's totally the most gorgeous shade of plum!

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