By Mary N. DiZazzo

Are You on the Black List?
(The Black Satin List, of Course)

Ciao bella,

There are certain things I'll wait for, and one of them is the latest fashion statement in nail color. I went to my nearest, and finest, department store in need of the purchase. A new shade of black was on the shelves, but quickly sold out.

So now my name is on the waiting list for Black Satin nail polish. As soon as it makes its second debut they'll call me. Maybe cause it's Hallowe'en -- all the goblins, ghouls, and witches scooped up the first batch.

Actually black nail polish is the new red for the season. It's all over New York, Los Angeles (Hollywood), and now, of course, Boston.

As for my extensive clientele in "Bl-Andover" probably only Maria Ardagna will let me paint up her digits in black. The rest love their French manicures, ballet slippers, some brights, and a few love "vamp" when that midnight shade made its appearance.

As I'm waiting for my phone to ring, I'd like to inform all gals on the new technology of nail polish. The bottles that carry the hand enhancement have measured steel balls to shake it up distributing equal amounts of color for equal application.

The newest polish out is Sparitual, a sister of Orly products. It's vegan and cruelty-free. It has eliminated DBP, a plasticizing ingredient that has recently been banned in the European Union. It has shown potential health issues. Sparitual uses ingredients sourced with awareness.

And best of all, coming from my experience, are my clients' testimonials raving the chip-resistant formula. There are seventy fab colors to choose from this latest line of nail tint. Look for it at your nail salon and spa.

Bravo Sparitual.

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

Have you missed any of Mary's columns in the Post-Gazette? Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns on her website She is a third-generation cosmetologist and owner of Mary for Nails, etc. natural nailcare salon in Andover, and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183. She also sees select clients by appointment in Boston at (617) 742-6881.