In the below two pictures the differences between two coats (index) and three coats (all others) is pretty evident
Wearing Black Cat Lacquer Poison Ivy on longer nails and on its own, I frankly do not think I can get away with two coats of polish. To enhance my point I have applied three coats of Poison Ivy from Pinkie to middle and two coats of it on my index. While the difference is not as visible indoors it is quite apparent in the direct sun and mind you, not to the advantage of the two coats I find. The formula is really really easy to apply. Given the amount of glitter in Poison Ivy the polish appears thin (as in jelly) and thicker (as in cream) at the same time resulting in a perfectly to be controlled glitter bomb to apply. This being said, the thicker character of Poison Ivy (due to the amount of glitter) is boarder line for my taste to be worn at three coats. I was utterly impressed by smoothness of the formula - OMG it was nearly completely smooth even at three coats. My pictures are taken WITHOUT Top Coat - consider me impressed to the max!!!
Final thoughts: I love green nailpolish. But I find it very hard to find greens to my liking available. Many of them have to much yellow in it or too neonesque - I like neon peach, corals and pinks but green and yellow remind me too much of Markers.
I subscribe to Llarowe's A Box Indied - I totally love the concept of a monthly box filled with nail surprises - I kept up with it despite my low-buy mode and have discovered so many beauties through it which I probably never would have ordered elsewise.
I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for commenting!!!