Double Photo TestI can’t say I’ve ever been that fussed about YSL nail polishes. Their Touché Eclat? Yes. Teint Touche Éclat Foundation? I’m onboard. But their lacquer offering? Well I could take it or leave it. But after the appearance of the Rose Baby Doll Nail Lacquer* in my grasps and post-painting it on, my nonchalant feelings towards the golden topped bottles have changed. It’s a one-coat wonder. A cuticle-wide brush deposits a slick, smooth, streak-free layer of colour and you’re done. Sandwiched between CND Stickey Base Coat and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat and we’re onto a winner. Formula aside the colour’s on point too; now I may have instagrammed the poop out of the picture but the shade’s still accurate – a rosey, reddish pink that refuses to be pigeoned-holed into a particular seasonal category; warm enough for summer, but berry enough for a winter time fingertip.

At £18 (from FeelUnique) they’re up there in the CHANEL price bracket, but formula-wise these pip them to the post, easy. CHANEL’s colour selection, with the YSL formula? Now that would be the perfect polish right there.

*PR Sample

  • Helena Whitehead

    I love this colour so much!

  • Ellataverner

    The little glass bottle is so cute, love it!

  • Harriet

    That colour is so cute! its quite similar to my Leighton Denny one called “coral reef”

  • Diane J

    Such a beaut

  • Emma_Cosmetic_Charm

    It is gorgeous, there is no way I’d pay that much for a nail polish though I’m far too stingy! X

  • Maddy Cane

    So pretty, I don’t think I could pay that much for it though! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Frances Loves

    That’s a lovely colour, I just bought the Maybelline one in Hot Salsa on your recommendation and the Mint for Life one and they last forever on your nails! Thanks for the recommendation!!.

  • lillyflower

    I love the colour but i would only buy it for a special occasion xxx

  • mascarawarrior

    So pretty.

    ♥ Em from Mascara Warrior

  • Anya

    That colour is gorgeous! I love a good one coat wonder hahaha.

  • Jasmine

    Such a bright and lovely colour for summer! Plus, anything that applies nicely in one coat is in my good books!

  • Line

    Gorgeous colour and very appropriate for summer! :) x

  • Millie Robinson

    This colour is gorgeous! Such a great all year round shade :) ♥

  • Kristina

    What a GORGEOUS color! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. I’m interested to see how long the staying power is!


  • Nicky Zeeb

    Looks amazing on you! Love it!


  • alice bea ☮

    Best taste in nail varnishes!

  • Hayley

    This shade looks fab x
    Hayley x

  • Sarah Noelle coquetnoelle

    Beautiful shade! Kinda reminds me Rimmel Cranberry Zest nail polish!

  • Louisa

    That is a gorgeous colour for any time of year but like you I’m personally more inclined to go for high-end bases/skincare rather than things like nail varnish!

    Louisa’s Notebook

  • Celina

    That’s a fun shade! One-coat wonders are just the best. xx

  • Meggy

    That is such a gorgeous colour Anna!

    I never tend to spend that much money on nail varnishes, you can get such great cheaper ones, but this is really tempting! xx

  • Jade Waterfield

    Oh this is HOTT (yes double TT hot is needed)


  • Amy

    This shade is amazing! I’ve never tried a YSL nail lacquer before but I may need to add one to my basket next time I’m out! x

    Amy |

  • Amy

    This is a beautiful colour, so pricey though but rather nice :)

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  • Lou S

    Gorgeous shade, I need to try it if its formula is so good! :)


  • Sophia Ford

    Such a pretty shade. I only own Illamasqua polishes high-end wise. I can never seem to part with my money for others, this might sway me though… xo

  • Daniella

    Such a fab and girly color! I need a dupe!!

  • Darcy Day

    Gorgeous color and a one coat color?? That’s hard to find! Great post!

  • MyLuciteDreams

    I’ve never been to intrigued by the YSL laquer color collection. Though recently I was swayed by Vert D’orient and I might say that the formula has become my absolute fave and that brush! It makes polishing your nails an easy task. I love Baby Doll!

  • yanksgurl613

    hmmmm expensive but very pretty and super flattering for your nails! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  • Ally

    This to me looks like a dupe for the Barry M Hi Shine Nail Paint in the shade Pomegranate, which is also a one coat colour!

  • Katie Elisabeth

    It’s a beautiful colour! How long did it last on your nails without chipping?

  • Christina

    A really beautiful colour!

    Christina xx

  • gemma alexander

    That would be a perfect combo! The formulation of Chanel really is a let down, i find myself repainting far too often! I may have to give ysl a chance. Thank you.

    Gem. x

  • Sandy

    Such a beautiful colour! Anyone who’s after a cheaper dupe – it looks almost identical to Essie Watermelon :)


  • Claudia

    gorgeous colour! So pretty