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 and you can get it at pretty much any drugstore or Ulta for $9.


Note: Updated 10/19/18 (Yes, it’s still my favorite!)