after i saw this manicure, i knew i had to have a matte black polish so i bought “dovima” by zoya (in pics above). at first i was a little disappointed because i was expecting more of a chalkboard black and it is more of a charcoal with a silver shimmer. but now it’s become one of my fall favorites. it also looks like two completely different polishes with/without a topcoat. the first three are without and the last one is with a topcoat. of course i had to get out the nail stamp kit and add the silver stripes…but this time i think i like the “before” nails better!

14 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    I love it and the stripes, too! I have a charcoal polish like this…am wondering if I could just add my Essie matte top coat and come up with the same look? Might have to try it today! 🙂

  2. Neris
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 4:04 am

    I love it with and without the stripes! I need that ZOYA nail polish in my life NOW 🙂


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  3. Fashion By Alicia
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 4:26 am

    Love the color. It is definitely a great fall polish. I may need to pick some up 🙂

  4. Amy
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    I love the black manicure, I just did it yesterday! I used Orly Vinyl, and used Essie Matte topcot, and it worked. I love yours! What silver did you stamp with? Mine is not strong enough.

  5. Amber from Real Girl Glam
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    Love Love this color. I think black polish can some times come across a bit harsh, but with the little hints of glitter, this color is great! I might have to pick it up (not that I need any more polish!)

  6. Michelle
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    another fab mani! you have some major nail skillz, lady. i can’t even paint them clear and not look like a 5 yr old had at it 🙁

  7. Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    So fun! So creative! ps… I like the bit of shimmer, it’ll be even better for the holidays! xo

  8. Alysson
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    you always have gorgeous manis!! I love the stripes!

  9. Krista
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    Holy smokes – this is FIERCE! I kinda love that it’s so matte. Gorgeous!

  10. Christine
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    Love this color! You’ve inspired me to do a deep, dark color on my nails tonight in honor of the fall. 🙂

  11. paul
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    oh the matte finish is lovely – very unusual . Love it with and without the silver stripes.

  12. Sarah
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

    This is fantastic!
    That matte is so unique and fun! Perfect for fall/winter!

  13. vanessa (the gal)
    Sep 22, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    Great polish idea… Love the charcoal!

  14. Lindsey Marlor
    Sep 27, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    love this color!! btw your nails are like perfect i’m afraid the polish wouldn’t look nearly as good on my fingers ha