The picture is with about 3 layers of the Nail polish on. It depends how opaque you want it. My mum managed to sneakily use some and she only put a layer on and it still looked pretty. It's pretty hard wearing too. I do paperwork at work and it hasn't chipped yet. Although I'm not looking forward to trying to remove it. Think I'll have to have a search for ways of removing easily. Apparently Glitter Polishes are a pain to remove. Although, my Models Own Nail Polish in Pink Fizz is super easy to remove. Hopefully this one is the same.