black out

would you wear black nail polish in the spring?

by ali hoffman

Two years ago, you couldn't have paid us to wear black nail polish.

Two months ago, we would've told you it works only in the fall or winter.

And now, smack in the middle of spring, we've decided to retract this rule- thanks to Manic Panic's latest lacquer.

Dubbed "Heavy Metal," the polish is part of Manic Panic's new goth-inspired collection. But while the packaging may look dramatic and edgy, the shade is a surprisingly subtle black, with a hint of glitter. Apply one coat for a soft, transparent look (think a lighter version of Chanel's Black Pearl).

Our only criticism: Perhaps the polish's name should be changed to Not-So-Heavy Metal.

Get it here for $4!