I keep my nails short and generally alternate between a clear/translucent pink-nude, a bright fabulous red, or a classic French manicure.
I got a bright red mani last time, the weather has been so gorgeous and I just felt like a lovely pop of colour to evoke the coming summer. The thing I notice about red nails is sometimes it affects what I feel like I can wear - something I would never even think of with a clear or French gel. I also tend to wear rings less with a red mani because I like to let the nail colour be the feature: when I have rings on with a red manicure, it sometimes feels like the jewellery is competing with the nails, if that makes sense.
This week I decided to revert to a French mani - we're off to the polo this weekend and I want to wear a colour-block dress with pink and white accents so I thought it would suit nicely :) xo