It's the season for dark vampy colors. That includes the mysterious black nail, however there is a right way to do a black fingernail. If you do it the right way, black nails can come across as mysterious and glamorous. If they are done the wrong way they come across as adolescent, grunge, and goth not that there is anything wrong with these.
If going for a conventional, black, creme nail it must be high-gloss, on a mid-length nail (not nail-bitting short or talon long), and on well-manicured/shaped nails. To pull the black nail off without being so high maintenence, it is advised to pick a nearly-black color OR a black polish with pizzazz. One such unconventional polish is the lovely Zoya Dahlia.
Other fabulous blacks/near black:
Tuff Scent Hope
SinfulColors Black on Black (as seen in this nail art/manicure)
Revlon Plum Night
(Not to jump the gun on holidays, but she's make beautiful "coal" in Christmas nail art)
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