I was looking for a new base for my french manicures (at the moment I'm not using one - but I was using OPI Hawaiian Orchid) so I purchased this Color Club polish. It is slightly duochrome, so that's cool. I love the flashes of blue. But I think it is a little too frosty and oddly bold to use for a french base. It is still pretty. Nice a clean. Not at all a polish I would consider actually wearing, but it still nice to have the option.