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Go dark with your nail polish this festive season (like Meghan Markle)

Go dark with your nail polish this festive season (like Meghan Markle)
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Last night it was The British Fashion Awards, and Meghan Markle made a surprise (and oh so beautiful) appearance to present Claire Waight Keller with the British Designer of the Year Award. It's little surprise seen as she dressed the Duchess for her wedding to Prince Harry earlier this year.

Breaking tradition with royal protocol, the Duchess opted for a dark nail colour, which we absolutely love (especially for the festive season). The beautifully glossy and inky hue is giving us some major nail envy, so we have rounded up our edit of the best dark nail polishes so you can celebrate the party season a la Meghan Markle inspired.

Which are the best dark nail polishes?

Jessica Custom Nail Colour - Midnight Affair (14.8 ml)

Jessica's Nail Colour in Midnight Affair is a beautiful dark plum hue, which is great if you want to go dark this Christmas without opting for a black polish. Giving a beautifully glossy burgundy hue to nails, this is one of our favourite shades for the festive season.

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Colour Nail Polish 15ml - After Midnight

Want to go dark but prefer a blue hue? You will love Deborah Lippmann's Gel Lab Colour Nail Polish in After Midnight. Free from the common chemical nasties found in regular nail polishes, the formula glides onto the nails to give a cushioned and gel-like glossy finish.

Rimmel 60 Seconds Rita Shades of Black Nail Polish (Various Shades)

Strapped for time but want a gorgeously dark hue for the upcoming party? You will love Rimmel's 60 Seconds Rita Shades of Black Nail Polish. Inspired by the very fashionable Rita Ora, this is a choice you can't go wrong with.

OPI Nail Polish - Black Cherry Chutney 15ml

OPI's Black Cherry Chutney is a gorgeous dark berry shade for Christmas and we can't get enough of it. Its highly pigmented formula glides on effortlessly and thanks to its chip-free texture, will leave your nails looking glossy and gorgeous for a long time.

Nailberry L'Oxygene Nail Lacquer Noirberry

If you're looking for a clean nail polish formula, you will love Nailberry, and for Christmas we adore their Noirberry shade. It has an oxygenated formula, which allows air and water to pass through so your nails stay healthy and strong.

ORLY Nail Lacquer 18ml (Various Shades) - Star Spangled

ORLY's Star Spangled Nail Varnish is perfect if you want to go dark with a touch of glitter too. We love its wine-red hue and thanks to its chip-resistant formula, it will last throughout all those Christmas parties.

Image courtesy of elleuk.

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