I wasn't expecting much from this polish, since the previous Essence wasn't that good, but it actually surprised me, the brush was just the right size and shape - contrary to the other one- it applied very easily, and dried off pretty fast. I did 3 coats because this is a transparent blue base with green flecks. I think it works better as a top coat on cream polishes, but still very pretty. I like it very much!!! The flecks look blue in the sunlight.