Rave: Deep, dark nail polish

As you may remember from our earlier post on nail art, we love experimenting with different nail colours and designs, especially in the summer. Those bright, funky colours, intricate designs, patterns – we can’t resist. 

But sometimes you need a break from all the neon brights, and crave something a little more glam, vamp and chic. We started to wonder if we could find shades that will transition us from summer to autumn.

With all the variety we found below, we’re happy to report it’s an absolute possibility. If you see us out and about, you’ll definitely see us rocking one of these bold colours on our fingers and toes. 


If you’re a bit nervous about expressing your dark side, ease your way in with this pretty, electric blue (Aruba Blue) from Essie. You can get it at Shopper’s Drug Mart for around $12, making it an easy dabble in the dark arts. Geri Halliwell was seen with a similar colour earlier this summer while in Monaco. 



We liked the idea of a deep, purplish-blue, so we tried out O.P.I’s Light My Sapphire. It retails for about $10 at Trade Secrets. For all of you who want to emulate Kristen Stewart’s rocker-chic glam, this is the colour for you. 



  

We’re also loving burgundy for a dark summer colour. M.A.C.’s Vintage Vamp Nail Lacquer is sleek, sultry and Kim Kardashian-esque for events or a night out with family and friends. C’mon, you know you wanna look like Kim just a little bit, sometimes.




On a hot summer Saturday night, there’s no doubt that some of us will be as bold as Emma Roberts and go for pure, rich black. China Glaze is an office favourite, and we especially like China Glaze’s Liquid Leather, which can be found at select Trade Secrets for less than $10.

So there you have it. You don’t need to stick with bubble gum pink just because it’s August. Try one of these hot, deep shades now, all the way into autumn.