I'll be honest, I really didn't want to post this but I haven't had the opportunity to try this challenge out again so it will have to do.
Sally Hansen Limestone
3 coats - no topcoat
I started with a base of Limestone which is a bright lime green crème with yellow undertones. Application was good, 3 coats to be opaque. I took those circle reinforcements and attached them to my nail as a guide for the half moon shape ... it wasn't successful. I ended up taking a striping polish and touching it up, which wasn't all that successful either.
Maybelline Onyx Rush
Maybelline Onyx Rush, 1 coat - no topcoat
Onyx Rush was watery and applied unevenly which you can see from my photo's. (I'll be sticking with my trusty Wet'n'Wild Black Crème as my fail-proof black polish, thank you very much.) I'm not sure that even Seche Vite could have helped this. *big sigh* You can't win them all.