|1 coat revlon top speed royal over 1 coat sally hansen xtreme wear pacific blue|
this last pic is the most color-accurate. my poor little camera had the hardest time trying to capture this vivid blue, bless his heart. because revlon top speed royal is a jelly, it by definition is sort of sheer. if you read my blog long enough, you'll see that i really don't do sheer. or vnl of any kind. i've become quite adept at finding opaque polishes to wear under sheer ones that don't change the color of the sheer topper at all. in this case, i did 1 coat of royal over 1 coat of sally hansen xtreme wear pacific blue. it worked perfectly. no vnl because pacific blue is completely opaque, and the color of royal wasn't compromised at all. also, it still managed to retain some of its jelly (super shiny!) finish. i've heard from other bloggers that royal wears terribly on them, but i've never experienced that. maybe because i always layer it over pacific blue, and sally hansen xtreme wear polishes wear so well on me?
royal is a doozie of a shade to try to describe. it's kind of neon, in that it definitely glows (see 2nd pic), but it's not bright. it's like a dark neon blue. does that make any sense? if you like blues, or just really unique shades, you have to get this one.