3 coats polish, 1 coat seche vite
3 coats of polish, 2 coats seche vite
This applied very patchy for me at first, and I had quite a few bald spots, but it evened out after the third coat. I still had problems with the tips though, for some reason, especially my ring finger in these pictures. The polish just did not want to apply, so it looks like I have tip wear already. :( It dried to a rough, gritty finish, so I would say you definitely need a top coat. But 1 coat was not enough to completely smooth it over, so I used 2 coats of Seche Vite.