Bec recommends 2-3 thin coats if you're not layering the polish. I used 4 coats to get it opaque. In the photos it looks good but in person, I could still see a bit of VNL. Vast & Vague has a soft, cool grey base with sky blue microshimmer, and square glitter in white, light grey and lime green.
I really, really love this polish. The whole Arcane Lacquer line would be perfect for someone who needs polish a bit less blingy for work, or even if you're just not a fan of the chunky, blingy glitters that most indie polish makers produce. Vast & Vague was extremely easy to remove as well, since the glitters are more of an accent than the feature of the polish.
And here I put 2 coats of Vast & Vague over one coat of Mode Cosmetics VIP, which is a cool grey creme. I also managed to get a bit more green glitter out of the bottle for this swatch.
I'm definitely keen to pick up some more Arcane Lacquers. You can get them from her Etsy store, Femme Fatale Cosmetics, and soon in Llarowe. Do you like the look of Vast & Vague?