Nail, Yeah! Vanessa Hudgens, Kim Kardashian, And Fergie Prove That Black Is The New Black

Vanessa Hudgens at ’Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure’ release party in West Hollywood on April 6, Kim Kardashian at a Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks game in New York on March 25, and Fergie at an Avon event in New York on April 6.
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OK, we are about to make a bold, bold statement. Ready for it?…Black nail polish is a bona fide, honest-to-goodness beauty classic for all ages. Think about it. For how long has the hue continually popped up in the pages of beauty magazines as the it-color-for-YOU FILL IN THE SEASON? While trends have moved on from blue to neon yellow or crackle silver or Hello Kitty nail decals, black is what we always return to. Look at the pretty finger tips of Vanessa Hudgens, Kim Kardashian and Fergie. We especially like Fergie’s stiletto nails in the pitch dark tone. Mmm… menacing chic. Now, we can certainly agree to disagree, but we’re going to stand firm in our affirmation that black is the new neutral. So, suck it Ballet Slipper.

If you agree and need a fresh bottle of the midnight hue, try one of these:

MATTE: Knock Out Cosmetics Flatte Black Nail Polish ($14,

SHINY: Hard Candy Just Nails Polish in Black ($4,

GLITTERY: Hot Topic Black Glitter Nail Polish ($2.99,