This is three coats with two coats SV. My first impression was that it reminded me a lot of Excuse Moi! There are two major differences though, one is the obvious lack of multi colored glitter mixed in. The other is the formula. Excuse Moi! was a two coater, packed with glitter but very gritty and hungry for topcoat. The base was clear on EM too. This has a rose colored jelly base and the glitter was a bit less dense. So although I needed an extra coat, it was a lot smoother on the nail. I like this. It's really a pretty wearable glitter, not too over the top. I have seen comparisons of this to China Glaze Mrs. Claus, and they are close enough for me to call dupes.I have to confess though...I am slightly glittered out (blasphemy!) This is completely due to glitter removal. I know...foil...still, it's a pain in the ass! I have a few really pretty ones sitting in my untrieds, and as much as I want them on my nails, I can only do it so often.