This was a great little polish released in the Shearling Darling winter collection for 2013. This is a pretty blue gray creme with a subtle silver microshimmer. The shimmer is not really visible in the dried polish but it is there. This is actually one of the better polish formulas that I have from Essie. This applies like you expect a salon formula polish to, nice easy even application that glides right on self leveling and without streaks, running, patchiness, or balding. This was opaque in 1 coat, but 2 gave it a richness and the depth of color I wanted. This came out true to the bottle shade. This has a small thin brush with a flat squared off head, but it applies the polish easily and you can get precision placement with this small flat ended brush. It is actually easier to get a more crisp edge with this smaller thinner brush and easier to get a thinner coat as well with this brush. I especially appreciated it's more compact fit when in came to painting my pinky nails. This polish was cool toned and actually worked well for a transition shade from winter to early spring with the blue gray color. I got several compliments on this color from people who aren't my usual "nail people" you know the circle of nail polish/mani loving acquaintances who always look to see what you have on? Yeah, not them, but outsiders were commenting on this shade, that's when you know it's a great polish on your nails! I really enjoyed wearing this polish a lot more than I thought I would. I expected it would be a little boring and too neutral/businesslike for me, but I was wrong. This has just enough color to make it pop against my fair skin, and it has that hidden magic of the shimmer that gives this not quite a creme polish that something special and gets this one noticed. I wore this for 4 days and enjoyed it. I actually was not tired of the color as it does remind of me those gray blue wintery skies - perfect for a February manicure! This did not chip at all on me and the tip wear was minimal. As always, I used a protein nail treatment base coat, 2 coats of polish, and a fast drying top coat. This was a really nice polish and I've enjoyed working with it, wearing it, and removal was simple, fast, and best of all non-staining! Good job on this blue gray polish, Essie - it was almost perfect!