I can safely say that I do not recommend the Kate polishes as I like my nail polish to be thin and opaque so I can be done with it in 2 coats. BE-19 was quite sheer and 3 relatively thick coats later you could still see the whites of my nail tips through the polish. WT-5 was a different story- I used it to attempt polka dots (fail!) and I found it to be very opaque. I wouldn't purchase another Kate polish as the variation in color pay off between shades is risky. The finish is very nice and shiny though, even without a top coat as you can see below on the index and middle fingers.
|Canmake gel volume top coat applied to the ring and pinky fingers only.|
|They really do look like gel nails! Excuse my flaky fingers.|