I think I have similar nail tastes to Polly.
I like mine slightly squared and as long as possible. They were over inch long at one point, but since then then just never seem to grow. Think I need to make a trip to Scotland so Polly can sort them out for me!
They're always painted, I don't think they've been bare for more than a day or two for about 4 years. They're usually bright red, but I'll also wear purple, black, turquoise and silver. I love French manicures, but my nails don't grow long enough for them anymore Why nails hurt
. I also used to do black with red or white tips.
I wish they would grow so I could do it again.