Three coats. These photos do not do this polish any justice. There's a pink or champagne flash that my camera turns golden instead - you'll just have to imagine that part. Also, it's a bit blurry, I know, but I was in a hurry!
Here's an additional photo:
So, green with champagne pink flash. Or perhaps the shimmer is really duochrome, shifting from the champagne to a green similar to the khaki sorta base color. I'm not sure.
The reason for it being on hold for so long, is that I absolutely hate the Creative formula. It never dries, and usually trying one turns out being a huge, disastrous mistake. This time was no exception. I'm glad you're not going to see my other hand - it was full of smudges and uneven pearliness - the finish is somewhere between a pearl and a... I don't know. I allowed huge timeframes for each coat to dry, but it doesn't help with these. Once you apply the next coat you can just wipe the entire work off of your nail in one sweep. However, I didn't care, because I absolutely adore the shade, and I have been tempted for a long while, but didn't have that kind of time on my hands.
I used to have a Depend polish in pretty much the exact same shade. It was back in 2004 (I remember this because I wore it when I first met my significant other), and Depend was still sporting round bottles, of the same kind those generic mini bottles you often see. They had their old, round logo with the drop in the middle. I adored it, and since it was a mini bottle, like all Depend polishes, I quickly ran out. I actually made an attempt a while ago to contact my Depend PR representative about it, asking if she knew the shade and if they could bring it back, since they usually bring back one older color in every collection. Sadly, no answer. I think I'll email her a link to this post - maybe she'll answer my desperate calls and try to have it rereleased with an improved formula.
Now this is starting to become like an awkward, obsessive dream ranting, so I'll stop now.
If you don't mind a terrible non-drying formula, you could possibly hunt this one down on ebay. That's what I did.
Swedish word of the day:
kronärtskocka -noun artichoke
Damn I love 'em.