I love to see well-done manicures. It turns my stomach (literally) to see someone with nails that have 1/2 the polish rubbed, chewed, or worn off! (Especially if that person works in food service -- YECH!) I also don't like bright/strong/dark colors on short nails. To me, they don't look right -- it kind of makes the person's fingers look very short. Most of the time, when I have done my own polish, I get the sheer pinks or peaches, because they look natural, only nicer. I used to be a nail biter, and I would get artificial nails. I never put "color" on them, though -- I think/thought that the American manicure looks so clean and professional! Now that my nails grow without being bitten, I hardly ever polish my nails. Now that y'all have brought the subject up, I think I'm gonna get my nails done!