By Dina Fierro

‘Back in Black’ screamed the beauty headlines last fall as Chanel’s Black Satin and a slew of imitators brought out the Goth girl in the most uptown of women. Luckily, spring nail trends dictate a slightly more wearable look with the to-be-expected pale pinks, milky neutrals and most importantly, metallics. Be they blaring or neutral, metallic polishes bring edge to Spring 2007.

Jessica’s Hard Rock collection offers a metallic for every skin tone, with milky silvers, delicate golds and bolder bronzes. Paired with neutrals or brights, metallics always feel right. Available at


OPI’s new Australian Collection has a wide range of shades inspired by the Land Down Under. Brisbane Bronze is chic metallic brown that complements olive, Latina and African American skin tones beautifully; buy it at


Lippman’s Collection’s long-lasting lacquers are a staple for manicurists nationwide. Stardust, bold, sparkly silver is a dream on cool skin tones and works as well with a LBD as it does with spring’s bright color palette. Try two or three coats to ensure opacity. Visit to buy.


And be sure to check out Deborah Lippman’s new collection of polishes, Vinyl. Featuring edgy music-inspired names and colors, Vinyl Deborah Lippman will be available exclusively at flagship Bath & Body Works stores in April. Though the packaging is positively Lilliputian, the unique shades are a can’t miss. Try Wicked Game, a shimmery gunmetal gray inspired by the sensual Chris Isaak song. Visit for store locations.

Originally published March 2007
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