Daring Escape is a medium dusty blue with a hint of green. It has a very dense white shimmer. It's insanely pretty. It also makes my nails look longer and wider; I like that. The formula was incredibly smooth and easy to work with. I prepped my nails by wiping them down with white vinegar (less harsh than remover but still removes all the oil from the nail bed). I got a nice clean line right up to my cuticle with hardly any clean up. The first coat went on a bit streaky (I over worked the polish the first time around) but the 2nd made it totally opaque. Dry time was also good. Then I topped it with one coat of the Vinylux Top Coat.
If you are not a fan of the thicker gel nails then you will like that Vinylux requires less layers and therefore does not give you a really thick coating on your nails. I do notice my nails' ridges with this though. I also had tip wear after only a day; it's not extreme but it is there. The other thing I noticed is that the top coat is kind of thin and not as high gloss as the Shellac. I think personally I still prefer Shellac but this is a great option and I love this color; it's why I decided to wear it for my birthday. :) I actually found a very close dupe; click HERE to see it.
I'm stuck at work today but I guess it's really not a big deal. If I'm up for it after work the hubby is taking me to dinner. Yesterday he took me to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Long movie (they all are in this series) but still good; I have never read the books so I enjoy the movies. So many hotties in this one too.
I bought my Vinylux on eBay; I paid $6.95 for Daring Escape with free shipping. The Top Coat was $6.90 with free shipping.
Have you tried Vinylux or are you interested in trying it?