Ahhh, I'm really in ♥ love ♥ with this polish...
Not a surprise for me, but it's the first time I wear "Royal Navy" and now I can say it's my favourite of all time. I read many reviews of this polish, and not all are completely positive, but I didn't encounter any flaw, this shade is MY shade :¬D
First of all, this jelly isn't that sheer as it's very pigmented, these are two coats - you have to put medium thick layers, otherwise you'll need three coats of it...
What about colour? See for yourself, it's Blue with capital letter :^D So Blue that sometimes you can spy a violet tint in it.
Shimmer is not dominant, and I like it this way, even if it adds a little sparkling and glowing touch. It's so fine that it seats on bottom of the bottle, so I layed polish on its side during application, and rolled it often to let shimmer spread well inside.
Also, from pictures it looks more sheer and lighter than reality: to my eyes, I can barely see my nail line, because it's inky and opaque, like dark glass.
Unfortunately, here in Milan we're having a very BAD weather, so I'm curious to see "Royal Navy" in a sunny day, I bet it would be stunnier than today. It dries very fast with a satiny finish, so I guess it contains neon pigments, that's why it seems so bright despite its darkness.
Maybe I should buy a backup bottle... ?
EDIT: I added this watercolour sample to show you how many gradations "Royal Navy" has under different lighting. For example, under light bulbs it becomes a deep, dark indigo-Prussian blue, like on the left of the image, and shimmer is barely visible just on spots where light falls. Fascinating!
EDIT about wear: today, november 17th, is the fifth day of wear, and I have just tipwear on some nails; I touched up tips on monday and then put another coat of top coat, so overall aspect is still more than acceptable. I'm satisfied :>
And today we have SUN, this polish is even more gorgeous!
Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)