At this point in time, nail polish does not seem like a product that should cost a lot. It seems like modern technology pretty much has the formulas for paint, varnish and lacquer down, so as long as the color is chosen well, it should be possible for companies to produce a polish that is inexpensive. Which is why I'm always on the quest for a great cheap nail polish. NYC Fashion Safari is a product that fits the bill. It's a classy nude without any sparkle that has a warm carmel tone. I applied 3 thin coats and it is nearly opaque. Enough with a clear topcoat to look good. I would have given it 5 lippies if it were totally opaque.