This is three coats of Orly Pretty Ugly, which were nicely opaque (that ghostly hint of VNL was totally invisible in person). The formula is quite jelly-like, not that richly pigmented, so it retains a nice hint of squishiness for the bright, iridescent blue shimmer to dance on top of.
For many, two coats will be fine for daily wear (particularly if you don't mind a teeny bit of VNL under your jellies), but this is one of those polishes I could easily see I'd need that extra coat of. But half the time I'm doing a third coat anyway for compulsion's sake, so it was hardly any trouble. Especially when the payoff is that fabulous shimmer!
There may be just a touch more teal to its toothpaste-minty blue, but Orly Pretty Ugly reminds me of The Blue Fairy...
...and I can't think of a much better compliment than that.