A Handful of Forever Lilac

I’m being a geek and too panglossian!!  The NOTD is yet another sheer!!  I’m trying not to be naive, I think I’m just being hopeful.  Well, it is a pretty color, but not giving me the coverage I want.
Today I used Sally Hansen’s Diamond Strength ‘Forever Lilac.’  This is one of the polishes that I got at CVS during their current 75% off cosmetics promotion.

                                             This picture is next to a sunny window.

                                           Mani and Bottle taken in a sunny window.

This shows the polish at it’s most true color.  A lilac color that is actually darker than a lilac flower; this is more pink.  There’s a silver shimmer to it.  On the nail, the shimmer really shows off.  

                              This picture is taken outdoors, sunny.  Very true to the color.

A nail on my right hand broke, so I put on extra layers of polish today for re-enforcement.  This mani has one layer of Base-Ics Ultimate Base Coat by Olan Labs, followed with a coat of Seche Clear.  Then 2 layers of the Forever Lilac.  I think I would have gotten a bit more opaque-ness if I would have used one more coat, but I just stopped at 2.  Then I used 2 more coats of Seche Clear, with Seche Vite to finish it all off.  The Seche Vite gave it an even glossier look.
Forever Lilac is a beautiful color, don’t get me wrong.  Maybe next time a coat of white or opaque pink first, will keep the VNL at bay and give me a better feeling to the FL look.  This SH says that it is a ‘no chip nail color.’  Let’s see!

Tell me what you think of this color?  Good idea to put a more opaque color underneath?  Have you ever heard of, or used Base-Ics Ultimate Base Coat?  I get mine at Ulta.