YSL Rose Baby Doll Nail Lacquer

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


  • 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

  • So pretty.

    ♥ Em from Mascara Warrior

  • 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 🙂 ♥

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


  • 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

  • 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!!

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

  • 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!

  • 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