If you follow me on Twitter you will know by now that I’m completely obsessed with Nashville. The show soundtracks are basically the only music I listen to any more, and at one point Spotify even barred me from playing ‘Telescope’ because I’d reached some kind of hidden limit. Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) is my favourite, but I also have major love for ‘the Reigning Queen of Country’, Rayna James (Connie Britton).
Whilst Juliette has the catchiest songs – Telescope, Boys and Buses, Used etc, etc – Rayna wins in the style stakes. First of all she has The Hair; then there’s her impressive collection of skinny jeans and leather jackets. Plus she really knows how to rock a dark nail polish.
Avril Lavigne put me off black nail varnish years ago, but I’ve slowly been coming around to the idea again, as Rayna makes it look so chic. I wore Burberry’s ‘Poppy Black’ shade over Halloween and enjoyed the slick, glossiness. It was even mistaken for a professional manicure multiple times – and that definitely has more to do with the polish itself than my at-home application.
However, I don’t think I’ve fully converted to the dark side. Although I enjoy pretending to be Rayna James (southern accent and all, y’all) black nails are very, well… black. I think Mavala’s dark ‘Amethyst’ shade, from the Sublime Collection, is a less dramatic, entry-level polish. Think of it as a shade for Raynas in the making!
Are you a fan of Nashville and/or black nail polish? Is it a shade you’ll be wearing this Autumn/Winter? And keep reading for my ultimate Nashville playlist – if you’re not already a fan of the soundtrack you’re missing out. BIG TIME…