A few weeks ago, I asked you ladies to weigh in on my black nail polish crisis: is it still chic or did the faux-goth thing look, like, totally passé? Many of you stuck up for the shade in question, while several others offered wildly varied alternatives. (What's better to chase an onyx obsession than a soft shade of periwinkle?) And since I love nothing more than indulging in my nail polish obsession, I took the opportunity to give your suggestions a try. From dark blues to mauves, from white to matte black, here are 31 polishes (because who needs even numbers anyway?) to give a shot when black just isn’t what the manicurist ordered. What's your favorite?
Deborah Lippmann Dark Side Of The Moon
Essie Merino Cool
Essie Smokin' Hot
OPI Lincoln Park After Dark
X Formula for Sephora Dramatic
Matte Top Coat
Jin Soon Matte Maker
Photos by Elizabeth Brockway and Devon Swartz.