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Dark Purple Nail Polish

Trend Alert: Purple Reigns

Deep, dark and edgy purple nail polish is the new it colour for Winter. It's the star shade of the brand-new Chanel Bohemian Fantasy collection (more on this later), it's the most vibrant varnish from Essie's Her Royal Hotness range, and Nails Inc. has named this newbie Dover Street Market, after a chic and hip Mayfair shop.

The best part about these purples is that they pack a lot of punch. They aren't safe, wine-coloured burgundies or vampy blood-reds from year's of goth past. These purples are powerful! Hail the rocker chick in you for the naughtiest new nail trend.

  • Vendetta from Chanel (£15) is actually a part of the Spring 2009 collection, but it's set for a January launch (perfect for winter-time nails). Take my word when I say that this is going to be the end all be all of nail varnishes. Don't believe me? The gals at Chanel HQ have to share a bottle since the press caught wind of its release. If they can't even keep samples in stock, my bet is that it will be flying off the shelves once it hits stores!
  • To read more about Dover Street Market and Sexy Divide,


  • Dover Street Market from Nails Inc. (£10.25) is the brightest of the bunch. This sleep, shiny purple polish is a perfect way to add a little sass to your hands and feet. I've tried and what I love most is that it dries quickly and dries to a true purple.
  • Sexy Divide from Essie (£8.50) is nothing short of electric. The shade has been categorized as a violet varnish that contains a little bit of shimmer with a lot of impact. Will you dare to wear purple nails this season?
Join The Conversation
0037sammie 0037sammie 8 years
ha ha, Im wearing purple nails now! =)
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I just make my own...
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
yay, love anything purple...
Allytta Allytta 8 years
I just bought the most awesome purple nail polish from H&M :) Chanel colour doesn't come close to it. Wearing it now and just melting... :)
LArgent LArgent 8 years
The Chanel one is gorgeous! I used to love purple nail varnish when I was a gothic teen and had a brilliant one called Morticia by Spectacular (which you can't even buy any more prob!). It was brilliant!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Ooh I am loving Dover Street Market. I am really into my dark colours lately after spying OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark on a friend - she gave the bottle to me. I LOVE it.
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