So, I think, let's try it with different base and top coats! yeah!
The color is nice. Victorian is a bright, slightly peachy pink. The polish is very watery, but it actually stays where you put it. For the pictures I used Orly Bonder on my pointer and middle finger, and Orly ridge filler on my ring and pinky finger. I thought the ridge filler would add a bit of a colored base so that the VNL wouldn't be so visible. Then, because it dries to a semi-matte, I used a shiny topcoat on the pointer and ring finger.
|Please ignore the lovely dent in the pinky, I rushed the picture.|
As you can see, the nail lines are very visible. The ridge filler helps only a slightly.
Just for the heck of it, I used an opaque white nail polish as a base on my thumb. The completely eliminated the VNL, but, as least for me, made the edges hard to cover.
In the end, I won't buy the other colors in the collection, and I'll probably shove this one into the back of my drawer and forget about it for a few years.