I applied two coats of Ave Secretan over Essence XXL Nail Thickener. The formula is immaculate, application a pleasure, dry time normal. Already the first coat applies evenly and squishy and for those who would like to go with a lighter do it might be sufficient. I however prefer the more opaque and saturated two coats. Now as for the picture: I was totally unable to catch a color appropriate picture of Ave Secretan - I had to cheat the camera when taking the picture and still, the color would me a smidgen darker than in the above photo. This was the ONLY picture that turned out close - in IRL the color was a smidgen darker, but as intense and red leaning pink as shown above.
Final thoughts: a very classical shade and therefore appropriate to wear any day or occasion or season in my eyes. And I agree, maybe not the most unique. Still I love the immaculate formula and the polished and refined look it provides. As mentioned in the beginning - a perfect shade for Miss Moneypenny (if she doesn't prefer pearly pinks that is ;-P).
I ordered Elevation Polish Ave Secretan with their own website here. On that site you can find detailed restock and shipping information.
I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for visiting and bearing with me showing a bit a tricky to photograph polish today!!!