The beauty of black nail polish is that, when applied correctly, it adds a bit of an edge to an otherwise ultra-femme outfit or a bit of class to a grungier look. However, some people end up looking like bad Halloween witches when they wear black nail polish. Why is that? Well, the secret to properly sporting black is all in the nails.
If the nails are cut damn near the bone, the black makes fingers look stubby. If nails are too long, the dark polish gives that weird “witch with talons” effect. The best thing to do is cut the nails short and square. It’s very mod, no?
The only downside of black nail polish is that it is surprisingly high-maintenance. Nails have to be constantly clipped to maintain the proper length and shape, and top coats have to be applied and re-applied to prevent chipping.
Even the tiniest chip creates a wannabe Avril Lavigne look, and I’m sure no one wants that. But if one is willing to put in the time to care for their nails, black nail polish is a wonderfully versatile look that will stick for a long time.
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