I used two coats and a quick dry topcoat. The formula was nice, thin and pigmented. Because a darker berry polish was a newer venture for me (and the thinner formula), I struggled around the cuticle area a bit...but I adore this color! I love that it is not as purple or pink as some berries and has just the slightest hint of brown that gives it this color. Wear time was really good...after the 5th day still no chips, just nail growth and slight tip wear.