There's good news and bad news in the application department. The good news is that, for being a very light color, it's extremely pigmented. Like, this could be a one-coater with careful application. The bad news is that it's pretty thick. It wasn't completely impossible to work with, but as you can see, I didn't get a flawless finish. Thick formulas lead to chipping (I already have a small chip on one nail) and make it really difficult for me to wrap my tips smoothly (hence the kind of jagged edges). I was honestly a little shocked that even Seche Vite didn't even it out for me. Two thick coats later, and here's the final product:
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That gorgeous shimmer in the bottle is not as noticeable on the nail. For all intensive purposes, this is basically a creme (think Essie Sew Psyched here). If you already own Sag Harbor, you can pass on this one with no regrets. Another similar color is I Vant to Be A-Lone Star from OPI's new Texas collection. From what I've seen, it's a little lighter, but still has that same dustiness with subtle shimmer. Sea Spray sure is a lovely color, and I think it's a keeper despite its application flaws. Though, I do recommend thinning it out first, if you do pick this one up. I'll be thinning out my bottle as well.