Black finger nail polish

Lindsay Lohan started it. Or maybe it was Gwyneth Paltrow, Helen Mirren, Nicole Kidman,  or-really-David Beckham.

Black Finger Nail Polish

Black nail polish is everywhere. On celebrities, in fashion magazines, and, believe it or not, on Washington women’s finger and toe nails.

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The must-have item is by Chanel, retails for $18 a bottle, and is called Black Satin. Unlike un-Chanel predecessors of punk years past, this one’s chic: a rich, saturated, ultra-shiny black with a trace of blue that looks like patent leather.


Introduced last August as a limited edition, Black Satin took off. Saks, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom sold out. Chanel’s Web site sold out.
Demand is so high, says Ashton Spencer, a Chanel adviser at Nordstrom in Bethesda, that two shipments-50 bottles-sold out in two days from people on waiting lists. “Women bought four and five bottles at one time,” she says.


Salons report a boom of black on fingers and toes of all ages. Gary Walker, co-owner of Ilo Day Spa in Georgetown, says more than half of clients who get regular mani/pedis request black. Says Walker: “You’ve got the Chanel girls, who walk in with their own bottles of Black Satin and $3,500 handbags and $400 sunglasses-they wouldn’t dream of using anything but.

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The others use what we sell, which is OPI.” OPI’s Black Onyx, at $7.50 a bottle, closely resembles Chanel’s Black Satin.

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Black finger nail polish


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One Response to “Black finger nail polish”

  1. Gale Freckleton says:

    haha, I reckon Lindsay is just gorgeous. She’s so funny, some might say stupid!

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