This stuff reminds me of the nail polish sold to little girls.. that has no chemicals in it and you can basically just rub off with your fingers. However, this polish does have the chemicals and the smell to prove it! It goes on very sheer and matte.. quite like if you were to just color on your nail with a marker. Even after a couple of coats, it's cheap looking. And rubs right off with a finger nail. Not flakes off like any normal polish, but "scoops" off, if you know what I mean. I bought it for my 11 year old daughter in Pink Shock and Shocking Seas, and they're both worthless. I guess I should have expected junk at the $2.97 I paid for each. Save your money and buy a decent brand.