I used one coat of nail strengthener from another brand as a base coat, followed by three thin coats of Lovers Creep, and finished off with one thin layer of top coat. I let my nails dry a good length of time (15 minutes at least) between coats to be on the safe side. This mani has been going strong for four days with zero chipping. The color isn't quite opaque, even with three coats, but I love the depth of color that the translucency gives--it's a super-rich dark blood red that will be especially perfect in the fall and winter. I'm getting ready to purchase more Smith & Cult lacquers because for me, the quality is worth the cost.
As a note: the pretty-but-bulky top pips right off to reveal a reasonable and small black twist-off application cap. You don't need to juggle that big metallic thing while painting your nails.
where has Smith & Cult been all my life?!
This is by far the most amazing nail polish ever!! it dries within seconds which is so amazing for those if us that are on the go!! this shade is so perfect for fall!!
Want To Love This But...
The color of this is absolutely gorgeous, one of my favorite types of nail colors, but the formula is so watery it takes so many (4+) coats to get it opaque that I'm not sure it's worth the $$$. The packaging is beautiful but at first I thought it was damage, didn't realize that Smith & Cult do the dent on purpose, so that through me off at first. I honestly would not recommend this but every time I wear it I love the color but I don't wear if frequently enough, because of how long it takes to pain my nails with so many coats, to justify the price.
I was a little nervous about buying this product because it is expensive but I am extremely pleased! I love this shade! It is easy to build up and get a darker shade! I simply love this product! Plan on buying many more colors!!!!
Deep, gorgeous color!
This was my first purchase from Smith & Cult and it did not disappoint! I love all shades of red and was so pleased with the deep, wine color of Lovers Creep. While some polishes will smug easily if you put on to many layers, this one stayed on smooth after 3 coats! Highly recommend!