This was my first experience with a textured polish. It was very easy to apply and each coat dried quickly. I thought this would be more intensely red, but it was lighter, almost orange in some lights. The glitter was crazy, crazy, over-the-top-glitter. In the end I tried it with top coat (Poshé) as I wasn't quite sold on the finish. This improved it for me, but I still think I will like the creme SugarMats better.