This nail polish is water based, and so has no chemically smell. It does, however, have a faint whiff of acrylic paint, which comes from the acrylic, but this really doesn't bother me.
I got the color in Nude Beach, which is a cream warm-toned beige. Now, onto the important facts:
- Application: This was...not bad, if you have a steady hand (I don't). Even for a cream, it didn't streak too badly, though I would advise two to three coats. I expect a shimmer would be less noticeably uneven.
- Wear Time: Meh. Without a base or top coat, about a day or two. I would advise to shower only one or two hours after applying this product, otherwise it will chip. However, it dries in about ten minutes and doesn't smudge after, so that's a plus.
- Finish: It's not as shiny as a traditional polish, but this, I imagine, would be quickly remedied with a clear layer. It is much shinier than a matte or satin finish though.
- Removal: It was easy to remove with 70% ethanol, and didn't totally destroy my nails like normal nail polish does.
I was not sponsored to review this product.