For a long time I resisted buying OPI because I thought it was out of my budget. As it turns out, it's about the same prices as Essie. Even better, they're selling it at Target now for $8.50! After buying a couple of bottles I wasn't all that impressed by the opacity of the formula. They turned out a little bit streaky and I had to apply three to four coats before even getting to my top coat layer. I was not impressed at all and rather discouraged because everyone raves about OPI. Third time's a charm. I bought Miami Beet yesterday during lunch while I was picking up gift bags. This is not my hand, but I did paint my nails this color last night and absolutely love it. I applied three coats, which makes it a little bit darker than this picture, but you get the idea.