It's been some weeks that I wanted to do a sailor/marina-inspired manicure. I attempted one in two occasions, and in both I ended up frustrated because the white I used did not cover well my nails, despite my using 2 coats of it.
The white I used is Margaret Astor Perfect Stay Gel Shine (White Snow). Avoid it like the plague! The worst thing is I bought it this season, so the bottle is almost full, and I do not think I will use it anymore.
Today I bought an Essie nail polish (my first Essie purchase), called Blanc. I just returned home and my curiosity took the best of me: I tried it on my pinkie finger: one coat, no base; I just wanted to check the coverage. And it is perfect! One stroke and my nail was perfectly white.
Hopefully the next sailor manicure attempt will be better. I'll let you know how it goes.