Nails #53

Nails #53 | Essie Licorice and Angelica V.I.P
Nails #53 | Essie Licorice and Angelica V.I.P
Nails #53 | Essie Licorice and Angelica V.I.P
Base Coat | Nails Inc Superfood NailKale Base Coat
Colour | Essie Licorice and Angelica V.I.P
Top Coat | Essie Gel Setter Top Coat

Back when I was a teenager going through a bit of an emo phase (fun fact I also had a blue streak in my hair at one point!) I wore black on my nails quite a lot. It’s been such a long time since I’ve warn a black nail polish alone without a glitter topper that I’d forgotten how much I actually like it, there’s something kind of classic about a black polish. Essie Licorice is a stunning jet black that is almost fully opaque with 1 coat, but 2 coats ensure there is no visible nail line. Licorice has the perfect nail polish formula and now that I’ve discovered this amazing black shade I’m sure I’ll be using it a lot with various glitter toppers, especially as we get closer to Christmas.

I decided to pair Essie Licorice with Angelica V.I.P. I think V.I.P is a new release as I’ve not spotted the foil finish nail polishes until recently. V.I.P is a really pretty rose chrome shimmer that contrasts with the black beautifully. Angelica V.I.P applied evenly in 2 coats.

Do you like wearing black nail polish? How do you like to style it?
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  • Ooh, these look great together! I haven’t done a black nail in ages, but totally agree – there’s something really chic about it :)

    Misia xx | gowashyourface.com

    • thank you Misia. I’m glad you’re a fan of the black polish xx

  • Sam

    This combination looks so lovely together and I actually love the black polish! I think people shy away from it because it can look a bit gothic but this looks really pretty :) xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

    • thank you very much Sam, yes you’re right xx

  • cool combination! I had emo phase too back when I was in highschool. i couldn’t wear nail polish because we were’nt allowed. but now, i can wear them haha black is pretty

    • thank you very much :) xx

  • Ohhhh my. I love that rose gold colour. I need that in my life!

    Hannah xx

    thatthoughtfulgirl.blogspot.co.uk

    • it’s really pretty, isn’t it? xx

  • Mia

    This is such a stunning Combination, I love everything rose gold! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

    • thank you very much Mia xx

  • That angelica vip colour is absolutely gorgeous. i bet that’ll go with anything too as it’s such a soft hue. great idea about contrasting it with black – never would have thought of it xx

    • you’re totally right Alina, it would work with most colours xx