Mani of the Week: OPI You're a Doll!

My nails are finally recovering from the acrylic set I wore in January. The lengths they're growing to now make me very happy! I love a long nail shape. I feel like it elongates my fingers, which I like a lot because I think my fingers are sort of short and stubby. I have tiny hands, so I think having longer nails helps balance them out. 

For me, I prefer a rounded tip, or an oval shape. Some people can totally rock the square shape, like my friend De, but I don't think it looks good on me. My current shape is pretty round, with just the teensiest hint of a point. I can't believe they've lasted so long at this shape and length. I must be doing something right! 

OPI's You're a Doll! polish is one of my absolute, all-time favorite colors.  I am not seeing it available on OPI's website, however, and that makes me sad. I've had this bottle for YEARS and now I'm worried once it finally runs out, I won't be able to get it again. 

Above: Natural light with indirect sunlight, no filter.
Below: Natural light with clouded sunlight, no filter. 
Second below: Natural light with indirect sunlight, no filter. 

Below: Indoor light, no filter. Look how you can see my tan lines from my rings! Weird!
Second below: Indoor light, no filter.
Third below: Indoor light, no filter.

The polish itself is a true beauty. It's a pinky-lilac color, with incredibly subtle shimmer, with these little darker flecks of color that add depth. Looking at it right now as I type, it looks grey. I love a polish that seems different in varying lights. 

The formula on You're a Doll! has always been a favorite of mine, too. It's just thick enough that two coats is perfect, but it is still easy to manipulate. I did this last night in an immense hurry, but you can't really even tell! That's also another reason I ADORE the Seche Vite top coat - it settles into the colored polish and makes the surface look smooth, even if you ended up with some bumps in the polish layers. 

At this length and color, my nails are giving me a fantastic 1960's vibe. You're a Doll! is borderline frosty, so when I saw this advertisement, I giggled:

Another place I've seen some fabulously long and lady-like nails is Star Trek: The Original Series. I love watching these episodes for the women's makeup. The soft peachy-nude lips and defined eyes are amazing. Not to mention some of the obvious press-on nails you'll spot, such as on yeoman Janice Rand, played by Grace Lee Whitney, in the episode Charlie X


Polish Details:
Base Coat: Seche Vite
Top Coat: Seche Vite

*** All opinions are my own. The polishes were purchased by me.