Boy, I love this color. It looks like a cream but up close you can see the sparkly shimmer. The problem is the "base coat" is built in, but without using a separate base coat, IT STAINED MY NAILS. I tried this literally weeks ago, and my nails are still GREEN!!! I'm going to have to sand them down. Also, it only lasted 3 days before it chipped. Yes I used the diamond top coat over it. FAILLLLLLLLLLL. This was $8.29 at CVS.