I used Rimmel's Pop Rose as the base and IsaDora's Graffiti Nails in Spraycan Blue. I can't explain to you how much I love the brushes on both these polishes. With the exception of my thumbs, I only need one swipe of them both for a perfectly applied coat. The only problem I had with the Barry M Instant Nail Effects was that it took longer and I had to be more careful when applying it because it would take 2 to 3 dips into the bottle to do a nail and I'd end up overlapping the polish. The wide brush that IsaDora's Graffiti Nails has is the business! I also applied 2 coats of Seche Vite to give a shiny finish. The IsaDora Graffiti Nails dries to a matte finish.