Believe it or not, I've had this shade for awhile and have never actually used it. Given the very "in-between seasons" weather we're having in St. Louis lately, it seemed like the perfect time to give it a try.
While it reads a bit gray in photos, the shade is most definitely a matte lavender.
And, for those who have asked about my nail painting techniques in the past...unfortunately, I don't have any great pearls of wisdom. I do it so often that by now, I'm just really good at it and can paint both hands fairly quickly without any smudges.
I can tell you that I don't actually use a base coat. Just two coats of nail polish and one fantastic top coat. Typically, I can get 5 to 6 days without chipping. And, I'm usually ready to change it up by then anyway :).