I really like this color. Its a metallic lavendar. My only issue I noticed a few bubbles formed. I am not sure why either. I use Nailtiques formula 2 for my base coat. I haven't tried the other Essie Mirror Metallics yet. I was able to get them all but Essie Penny Talk. I still really like this just have to figure out why I got bubbles. The formula is on the thicker side and I had to be careful to not go over any wet areas to avoid making it streaky. I need to play more with these. Any idea? Did you have any issues with these? Which is your fav. I also heard people had great results using these for stamping. Maybe some stamping is in order to hide the bubbles today!