Black Nail Polish
A guide for learning about how to find great black nail polish and other types of nail polish
Although women have been wearing nail polish since time immemorial, the usual colors that they used were red, pink, or cream. However, the latest nail fashion is somewhat unconventional. Today, the latest fashion sensation is none other than black nail polish. At one time, the only people to wear black nail polish were Goths – a popular subculture that favors wearing black clothing, eyeliner, and nail polish according to a particular style. However, today, many people who are not into the gothic look at all are putting on black nail polish, including various celebrities.
Putting on black nail polish can be quite a messy business. Therefore, you are best off doing this very carefully by following several logical steps. First of all, make sure that you have everything you need with you before you start – the black nail polish itself, some cotton q-tips, a bottle of undercoat (which can usually be used as a topcoat as well), and some acetone in case you mess up.
Before applying the black nail polish, make sure that your nails have been cut and cleaned. If your nails are overgrown and dirty, they will look terrible with black nail polish and no one wants to see that. Then you should apply some undercoat to protect your nails and stop them from going yellow once the nail polish has sat on your nails for a few days.
Now you are ready to apply your black nail polish. Start by using your dominant hand to paint your non-dominant hand. Draw a line down the middle of the nail and then move on to the sides. This makes it easier to see where you are when putting on the nail polish. When you have finished that hand, either do your other hand yourself, or if you find it too difficult to use your non-dominant hand, you should get someone else to do it for you. Once the nails on both your hands have been painted, you should take a q-tip and apply some acetone to the places where the nail polish has made a bit of a mess.
The next thing to do is put on a top coat and let everything dry. This could be quite boring, so you should have a good video handy or leave the TV on for a while. When wearing black nail polish, make sure to wear neutral colors, as it does not necessarily go with bright shades or clothing that is particularly drab, when it could really drain the face of the wearer, making them too pale.
Putting on black nail polish means that you are following in the footsteps of various famous people, including Lindsay Lohan, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Nicole Kidman. These days even men are wearing black nail polish, changing the fashion code of thousands of years during which only women painted their nails. So if you want to be a dedicated follower of fashion, get some classy black nail polish and jump on what is clearly a growing bandwagon.