The formula is very good. It went on smoothly and evenly. However, you do have to work to get the round glitter on your nail. I actually didn't try too hard, so that's why there is not much in terms of the round glitter. It dries shiny, but you need a top coat if you are looking for high shine. I did not use a top coat so you could see the natural finish. And it is not gritty at all. Left to right below, you are looking at two coats over black (ChG Liquid Leather), two coats over white (OPI Alpine Snow), two coats, and one coat.
|L to R: Two coats over black, two coats over white, two coats, one coat|
|L to R: Two coats, one coat|
|L to R: Two coats over black, two coats over white|