Milani Purple Gleam is part of the One Coat Glitter collection, and should still readily be available in drugstores. (YAY!) I bought all of these when they first came out, and I don't think I've ever done a proper individual review on them. It's a good time to start! So, my bottle of Purple Gleam is very, very thick. I don't remember it being that thick when I first used it, so it must have gotten gloopy over time. I have added about 15 drops of thinner to use this and it's nice now, so it can be thinned with success, if you run into this. I've never been able to get away with the touted one coat - but this covers perfectly in two coats.
These polishes are top coat eaters. You will need at least two, if not more, layers of top coat - but I have had some success with the Gelous method of layering a coat of Gelous base coat and then a layer of top coat.
For this set of swatches, I left my pinkie without a top coat, so you can see what it looks like without top coat. As you can see, this polish really comes to life and gleams with top coat. Last shot is taken in full sunlight to show the sparkle!
These polishes are really, really amazing. For all the trouble with the top coat eating, they are definitely worth it - and I have to tell you that no pictures I've ever seen of these do them proper justice, they are easily more stunning and full of depth in person!
Do you have any of the One Coat Glitters? Which one is your favorite?