Essie – Licorice

essie - licorice I have found the perfect black nail polish.  I grabbed Essie’s Licorice for two reasons: 1. I love black nail polish and 2. I have come to love most dark nail polishes Essie puts out (which are few and far between): Wicked, Midnight Cami, and Sexy Divide, specifically.

Anyway, back to Licorice. It’s perfect. I usually like a little shimmer or microglitter in my black nail polish – and this has none – but it doesn’t need it. It is so glossy and deep and just flat out gorgeous.

I never thought I’d be so insanely impressed with something so simple. I really did stare at my hands all day (so it passed my love test). There’s something about black polish that is so chic – I especially love it on shorter nails.

I’ve used licorice in a bunch of fun manicures: Celeb Nails: Kelly Clarkson, Celeb Nails: Britney (I Wanna Go), Olympic Nails: Dana Vollmer, and Nail Art: Blackfish Movie Poster,

On the whole, a black polish is a black polish is a black polish – so find one you love and stick with it. This happens to be the black polish love of my life.


Note: Updated 12/23/13 (Yes, it’s still my favorite!)


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  1. […] and knew the sheerness would irritate me – so I saved myself the trouble and put it on top of essie’s Licorice – which is my go to black […]

  2. […] I used Sally Hansen’s White On for my base and used my ORLY dotting tool for the dots using essie’s Black Licorice – my all time favorite black polish. It was very easy and fun and I really like […]

  3. […] butter LONDON – Artful Dodger, LEX cosmetics – Atlantic, Milani – Dressmaker, Essie – Licorice, Essie – Where’s my Chauffeur, and GOSH – Holographic […]

  4. […] I then put on a coat of Seche Vite and after I was sure they were dry, I put on the guides and used Essie’s Licorice – my go to black polish – for the tips.  I will say if you’re going to recreate […]

  5. […] Creme: Black polish is on trend most of the time. It’s edgy. My go-to black polish is Essie – Licorice, but OPI’s Black Onyx is a close second. At the end of the day, a black creme is a black […]

  6. […] effect from the get go and China Glaze delivers. I used two coats of Point me to the Part over Essie Licorice. For my matte look, I used the Wet n Wild Protective Base Coat / Matte Top […]

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