for application, this was real easy to get the hang of in my opinion. the first coat i brushed on like a normal polish, getting my whole nail covered and maybe getting a few glitter pieces on there too. the second coat, which i was determined to make the last coat, i kind of just dabbed on the polish--placing it, more than brushing it on. (wish i could describe it better haha) it ended up perfect and opaque with maximum glitter impact. i could not stop staring at my nails all day!
you may notice, these pics show my nails shaped in a more rounded, almond shape, which was something i was trying out. but i have decided (with support from my fellow bloggers) that square is and will always be the only shape that looks good on me. oh well, serves me right for trying to be trendy ;) i still love that look on others and wish i could pull it off but oh wells.