This is two coats with Essie Nourish Me base coat. They advise not to use base or top coat but I always use a base coat. And this one did not make any dragging or bald spots. It was completely opaque in two coats. I waited 5 minutes before coats. The polish dired surprisingly fast. After I applied the second coat, it was dry to touch after 10 minutes... :)
The finish is matte and gritty. I did not use any topcoat.
Overall, I'm totally pleased with these textures. I even ordered the rest of them... :)
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