Oh how I have longed for this polish!! I have been lemming for OPI's Absolutely Alice since my polish obsession began several months back and, unlike Sander-Ella, I found one I could afford! I did apply a base of China Glaze Aqua Baby for this. Looking at the bottles I didn't think it was going to be quite the right shade, but it turned out perfect! Pics show 2 coats Aqua Baby, 2 coats Absolutely Alice, 1 coat Gelous, 1 coat Seche. That lead to a perfectly smooth finish!