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Attention Everyone: 15 Reasons to NOT Retire Black Nail Polish!

By Glamour Magazine Jun 5, 2012 4:26PM

by India-Jewel Jackson, Glamour Magazine

Beth may be ready to see black nail polish retired, but I am not. I think it's eternally chic, somewhat mysterious, and it looks ah-mazing on absolutely everyone. (Name one person who looked horrible with black nail polish. No rush, I'll wait.) If anything, maybe the look just needs to be refreshed and re-imagined. Here, 15 interesting ways to rock dark, swarthy digits. (Thanks Pinterest!)

1) Wear it flat and matte.

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2) Add a colorful glittery topcoat.

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3) Make it suuuuuuuuuuuuuper shiny and add a single silver stripe.

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4) Surrounded with a sparkly halo.

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5) Add large oil-slicked dots.

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6) Swipe it just across the tips.

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7) Paint them matte and then add a high-shine French tip.

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8) Line the tips with gold studs.

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9) Add gold flakes.

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10) With colorful peek-a-boo laser beams.

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11) With a reverse silver French tip.

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12) Try black on black leopard print.

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13) Add a grainy stucco texture.

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14) Add shiny tiger stripes.

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15) Go for a trendy black to gray ombre.

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Hey previous naysayers—ready to switch teams yet? Come on back over to the dark side!

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Jun 5, 2012 7:19PM
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After seeing these ideas I am totally ready to go back to black polish for a while. Can't wait to try the shiny french tips and the ombre looks!
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