The formula was thick but yet slightly runny. It self levels, so that was a plus. I used two coats with Seche Vite for the base and top coat. Dry time before the Seche Vite was fairly quick. This is a beautiful, calming blue that I never get tired of. I love it on its own and as a base for stamping. Of course the first mani had to be clouds. I used a Konad plate for the clouds and a nail express plate for the flowers. I'm trying to incorporate fimos in all my manicures. It's my personal challenge to use all the designs that I have. I also am going to try to use all the designs on every nail plate that I own. I even want to somehow get through all my untried polishes too. That is a mega challenge that might take me a year to do considering I only do my nails 2x/week.