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Black nail varnish, yay or nay?

(60 Posts)
Bluesheep8 Thu 12-Oct-17 06:11:42

And I don't mean just for Halloween! Nails aren't great long talons or anything and I do wear a v dark red and have worn taupe/grey colours..thoughts please? Thanks

Crispsheets Thu 12-Oct-17 06:18:02

I like a very dark navy blue

BulletFox Thu 12-Oct-17 06:21:12

It's your body, your talons (autocorrect tried to put that as Taliban grin).

What you were asking initially was yay or nay and I wouldn't be personally into it but if you like it go for it.

MeganChips Thu 12-Oct-17 06:21:48

Yay! I love black nails.

Timefortea99 Thu 12-Oct-17 06:22:28

Dark purple that pulls black is more flattering. OPI Lincoln Park at Midnight is a classic.

SevenSheep Thu 12-Oct-17 06:24:58

I love black nail varnish. I couldn't really care less if it's fashionable or not!

BinkyandBunty Thu 12-Oct-17 06:26:28

Love it! Though I prefer really dark grey or blue.

midsummabreak Thu 12-Oct-17 06:29:37

Love it

catiinbo0ts Thu 12-Oct-17 06:39:28

I like matt black

Highlove Thu 12-Oct-17 06:48:11

I think a really, really dark blue/purple/red that's leaning towards/almost black looks nicer. I'm afraid black itself makes me think dirty teenager. But if you like it, they're your nails.

Bluesheep8 Thu 12-Oct-17 07:11:50

Thanks all, used to wear it when I was a teen on bitten nails (yuck, but that was 'a thing' then - think Courtney Love etc) and saw some the other day and thought it might look good now I'm older and wiser and dare I say it more chic! Plus I do now look after my nails. Going for it, the black is back

Paintbox Thu 12-Oct-17 07:13:31

Love it and wear it a lot in winter

Highlove Thu 12-Oct-17 07:22:12

OP, I think it's the Courtney Love bitten fingernails thing that make me think of dirty teenager. I'm sure you're not now!

WatchingFromTheWings Thu 12-Oct-17 07:32:03

I wear black nail varnish from time to time (I’m 41). If I go out I may put a glitter layer ontop. My nails are kept very short (for Work).

Bluesheep8 Thu 12-Oct-17 07:52:31

Yes highlove, Courtney was the exact image that came to mind when I read your post!...took me right back to my youth, bitten nails and ripped tights (on purpose, mind)

Handbag101 Thu 12-Oct-17 07:53:48

I love black nails.

BillywigSting Thu 12-Oct-17 08:00:00

I love black nails. So much in fact that I got black acrylics! .
They always look polished (pardon the pun) and work with my entire autumn/winter wardrobe.

Lottapianos Thu 12-Oct-17 08:00:47

Definitely yes to black nails if you love them . Licorice by Essie is the best black nail varnish I've found

Bluesheep8 Thu 12-Oct-17 08:04:04

Lottapianos, thanks I will have a look for that, think I saw it in TKMaxx

CountessofGrantham Thu 12-Oct-17 08:06:27

Love it although haven’t worn it for a while. Tend to go for very dark purple/red/navy these days but I have a bottle of black and today I may use it!

Outedsochanged Thu 12-Oct-17 08:20:10

I love black, (mid 40's). I will often put a gold glitter coat on top as well.
Other use is to fill in scuffs on the kids patent school shoes!

Oblomov17 Thu 12-Oct-17 08:22:48

Love it. Regularly get it. Have it now.

DuckOffAutocorrectYouShiv Thu 12-Oct-17 08:26:55

Very deep navy or rouge noir type colours are more flattering on my skin tone than pure black. Not that I wear nailpolish very often.

IMO, black can look very chic when neatly applied on short, well, shaped nails. Like most nail polishes, it starts to look tacky when nails are too long, it’s sloppily applied or nail art gets involved.

HaHaHmm Thu 12-Oct-17 09:00:19

I can't pull off pure black but I wear a lot of 'nearly blacks' - OPI Lincoln Park After Dark as mentioned above, OPI Roadhouse Blues (lovely dark navy creme - lots of people like Russian Navy but I am not keen on the shimmer) or Chanel Rouge Noir (or more likely a dupe like Essie Wicked - the old Chanel formulation once chipped in six hours for me, but apparently the new longwear formulation wears much better).

TricksyLiesmith Thu 12-Oct-17 12:24:50

Yes love it . I'm currently sporting a back acrylic that has a slight glitter . They go with everything

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