I absolutely do not know how this nail polish can have so many great reviews...the actual polish color (black with sparkles) is pretty, but other than that, this was a no-go for me. So the bottle is cool looking, right? However, the actual brush is super awkward to hold and VERY heavy. So it is also difficult to flip the brush when painting (to use the polish on the other side). I dropped it like 3 or 4 times. Luckily I had an old towel down! The other issue is the actual consistency of the polish itself...it's clumpy and doesn't spread well at all so you have to layer and layer. It's also more of rough/gritty texture when as it dries...so it definitely needs a topcoat to smooth things out. Now I own over 125 different polishes...from various brands and in tons of colors/consistencies...and I do my own nails WEEKLY. So not to sound snooty, but I know good polish! This is one of the worst ones I own now as far as ease of use and end result go-which makes the high price extremely upsetting. NOT HAPPY and will never purchase again from Smith and Cult.