Well, after reading a bunch of reviews here, here, and here I decided to go with lots of shiny top coat and give this two-timing polish a chance. I paired it with Orly Royal Navy for a colorful french manicure. I did get a bit of cuticle drag on my middle finger - argh!!!! - but overall I like the end results. (See my first mani with Royal Navy - and my hubby's favorite! - here!) Since I don't have super steady hands yet I used some tape to get nice straight lines.
Here's what it looked like before any top coat at all.
And this actually looks better than it did in person. You can see how matte it is, but this purple is brighter than it looked in real life. After some SV though, things were much better. Enjoy the pics below!