The Fall 2008 collections across the board scream one thing (and trust me, this is practically my favorite thing) and that’s Goth! In a big way. Not exactly the same kind of goth that 15 year olds sport at the mall, more of a grown up and sumptuous version. A key to the look is dark nails. Anyone who’s ever tried to wear black nail polish however will know that some things look a little… off. So here are some tips to get the look you are going for:
– For deep purples, reds, and black or metallic colors short nails are the way to go, especially if you are going after the Fall runway looks or punk rock. Longer nails tend to look more Morticia and Halloween-ish.
– Chipped nails are in according to the fashion magazines. I’m all for this since I have been unabashedly wearing chipped nail polish for years now.
– Depending on the nail polish and brand, darker colors tend to leave more traces of color than light ones. I admit it, no matter how bad for you it is, I always end up with cheap nail polish that has all of those awful chemicals in it since usually nail polish is an impulse buy. What sucks is that you have to use more nail polish which is even worse than the cheap polish itself. I find one of those little corrector pen things is really great.
If you’re nervous about a color go ahead and try it you really might like what you see. For the ultra conservative try your toes first and see if you completely hate it. Have fun, it’s only makeup!
I am super into my bright scarlet nails at the moment: it’s been years since I wore red nail polish.