I decided to give Mademoiselle Violette de Bleu another try, but with a different base. I grabbed my trusty NARS Midnight Express (dark blue jelly) and went to town (2 coats polish, 2 coats Lynnderella, 2-3 coats of topcoat). The outcome? I LOVE.
First, pictures the way I normally take them (with a diffused flash). These pics wash out the complexity of the polish, though :(
Here are some more accurate pictures under my desk lamp, but with less of the nails in focus (sorry!)
Finally, I took a picture with my P&S camera in early morning daylight coming through the window:
I also tried this over Nails Inc Belgrave Place, which is like a dark blurple jelly, and it also looks phenomenal.
I'm on my third day of wearing this mani! Pretty rare for me :) This one definitely goes in the "love" Lynnderella pile (which is, at the moment: RRR, VPV, and BGP). I'm working my way through the rest, to make sure I give every one a fair shot at being HG status :)