I don't know how orange became such a powerful shade, but dang, it pretty much compells a post whenever I see it. Here I'm wearing YSL Long-Lasting Nail Lacquer in #142 Ultra Orange and #137 Utopian Turquoise.
Utopian Turquoise is part of YSL's summer 2011 collection, along with shimmery #138 Surreal Yellow. But of course, I'm under an orange spell. Don't care that it's so last-summer season.
Look, you can see Surreal Yellow lurking in the background here.
And this is Creative Nail Design Electric Orange, being applied by Tips Nail Bar technician Melissa on client Marissa McCabe. Love. OPI, you need to make Axxium shades like this, Essie Braziliant and YSL's Ultra Orange -- the sheer Y'all Come Back Ya Hear? is pretty, but high-pigment orange punch soak-off gel would be swoony.
Also, I've been mulling this new-again 40s shape for some time now (ovals worked the runway for Spring; check these pointy talons by Sophy Robson for Ungaro Fall/Winter 2011). Besides, years ago my nails were oval, although not as sharply peaked as these. I figure they'll be able to handle pointy pretty well now, with their usual Axxium protective shield.
Are you ready to adopt this shape? And what summer nail polish shades are you crushing on?