Basecoat: NailTek Foundation II (1 coat)
Color: Butter London The Black Knight (3 coats)
Topcoat: Gelous (1 coat)
Topcoat: Seche Vite (1 coat)
Excuse the rough-looking fingers and cuticles - I'm almost midway through knitting a large blanket from super chunky 100% wool.
Let me start with the good, no - the great. The base is perfect. It is opaque enough to cover, and sheer enough that you don't lose any of the glitter, even at three coats - the glitter is way obvious even in inside light.
Now for the not so good: Application was AWFUL. Easily one of the worst polishes I've ever worn. I don't know if it's the consistency of the polish (thick and a bit gritty), or the long-bristled brush (that I normally adore), but I could not control this, at ALL. I really had to glop it on to make sure I got coverage where I needed it. Maybe it's the combination of the brush and the consistency. I don't know. Needless to say, this went everywhere, and while the base color cleaned up easily I am still picking glitter off (I'm writing this before I take photos).
I actually looked through my stash and ruled out some Nubar glitters because I didn't want to deal with the layers of topcoat. I figured Black Knight wouldn't have this issue, but surprise - it so did. It was so gritty after just one coat that I knew I'd have to pull out the Gelous.
I think I will try this again, but over black. I'll try not to get my hopes up.