Reggae to Riches has been in my untrieds for quite a while. Someone on the Nail Board posted a swatch of an old, old L'Oreal - Sea Violette - that I used to have back in the day. Reggae to Riches isn't a dupe, but the really strong blue flash reminded me of Sea Violette, so I pulled it out of the stash. Reggae to Riches is a purple jelly with a very strong blue flash and shimmer.
Basecoat: Gelous (1 coat)
Color: China Glaze Reggae to Riches (4 coats)
Topcoat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri (1 coat)
This polish was thin, runny, and sheer. It ran *everywhere* - it's been a while since I made that much of a mess painting my nails! However, cleanup was really easy, so it wasn't that big of a deal. I did need four coats to cover up streakiness, but again - this is a thin polish, so it wasn't too bad. It's not totally opaque, either, but you have to look pretty close to see VNL at four coats. I had a hard time capturing the blue flashes. I was actually disappointed when I finished applying this polish, because I was just not seeing the blue flashes visible in the bottle. It wasn't until I was outside at night under very strong lights that the blue really came to life.
I did have some bubbles, but I also applied this very late in the day, when I had to be somewhere right after work, so I'm faulting my application there, and not the polish.