Above: Gosh Blue Lagoon shown using 3 coats.
Below: Charlotte Russe Buckingham nail with 2 coats.
Below: Cover Girl Amethyst Mist shown using 2 coats over Buckingham Nail.
Below: Avalon Emerald Coral with 2 coats.
Can you guess which one I loved from this group? The first clue is always how many photos I show, so the answer would be Avalon's Emerald Coral. This one had a very thin, almost watery formula, but the color built up nicely. I used 2 coats, but could have gone with 3 in hindsight. The color and glass-like finish are gorgeous, and the finish itself feels smooth as glass. The glitter applies evenly, and is a mixture of deep aqua and silver. The base of this one also brought thoughts of the Maybelline Waters polishes to mind. Naturally, the one I love is a brand virtually unknown to me. Google brings up little to nothing on Avalon Cosmetics, the manufacturer. I received this beauty from one of my wonderful readers, Lynn. She tells me this is an east coast brand and they are based in New Jersey.
Gosh Blue Lagoon is one I thought I would love based on the bottle appearance, but after applying 3 coats and still seeing bald spots, that thought disappeared. It's a nice robin egg blue shimmer with small multi colored holographic glitter, and maybe it would be better as a top coat for me. A top coat is how Cover Girl's Amethyst Mist is advertised, so I applied 2 coats over Charlotte Russe Buckingham Nail. Again, it looked incredible in the bottle, but the glitter applied sparsely. I'm not really sure why the name of this refers to Amethyst either! Charlotte Russe Buckingham Nail, while not terribly exciting or unique in color, this rust brown shade had a wonderful formula. I used 2 coats and it flowed well and dried quickly to a jelly-like high gloss finish. The formula alone has convinced me to try more from this line, because this was my first.