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Tip Trendy: YSL Summer Polish Shades, a Juicy Hue from CND, and Are You Ready for This Shape?

Summer 2011 nail colour from YSL and CND + the "new" oval shape
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YSL Summer 2011 nail polish in Ultra Orange and Utopian Turquoise_Tips Nail

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.

YSL Summer 2011 nail polish_Utopian Turquoise_with_142 Ultra Orange

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.

YSL Summer 2011 nail polish in 137 Utopian Turquoise_plus 142 Ultra Orange

Look, you can see Surreal Yellow lurking in the background here.

CND nail colour in Electric Orange_Tips Nail

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.

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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?

YSL Ultra Orange plus Utopian Turquoise mani by Leeanne Colley, Tips Nail Bar & Spa.