In the bottle this is a shiny purple/blue. It almost looks duotone. In fact, I was hoping it might be. Upon the first, very patchy, uneven and streaky layer, it was a cheer fuschia/grape. There’s not hint of this warmness in the bottle, whatsoever. Upon subsequent layers, it turns to a cool, blue-ish purple frost.
However, you need about 6 of those layers for it to become opaque. Seriously. Six. I can’t barely wait for my nails to dry after two layers, but six? It’s ridiculous. Needless to say, my nails didn’t dry before I had to get back to my real life, and now there’s some damned horrid ones that are dented and smudged.
The other thing? This polish is extremely hard to remove. I tried to clean up around the edges and gave up after three Q-tips. I only ever need one with other brands, even with three layers.
I do like the glossy, frosty purple that this produces — so much so that I’m definitely in the market for any similar recommendations. Ugh. I’m glad I spent less than $1 on this. The only use I can see getting out of it, is layering it over some super opaque color, like black. I did that on one nail before, and it wasn’t awful. Still, that’s not the color I want. =/