In my mid-June display post, I mentioned that I was glad to see the Milani Bella Blue limited edition display because it had been a long while since anything new from them had shown up in my stores. There was just one polish in that display, also called Bella Blue. In the bottle, this deep blue shimmer has some very intriguing multichrome tendencies, showing a range of colors from teal to blue to purple to pink to gold.
This applied nicely, needing only two coats for full opacity, and looked nice, with blue flecks against a deep deep blue base.
What I didn't see on my nails was any of the color shifting I saw in the bottle. I maybe could kinda convince myself I saw a little bit of purple sometimes, or maybe a hint of teal other times, but that was probably just wishful thinking. I went outside into the sun to see if that would help; it didn't. I took it off and tried one coat over a black base, which as we know often helps bring out a duochrome. That didn't work either. I angled my hand in every position I could think of and never got anything but blue. It's a nice blue, to be sure, but the bottle promised me things that weren't delivered. I know I can capture duochromes on camera; in this case there wasn't any shift to capture once the polish got onto my nails.