This is 2 coats which reached the perfect opaque color.
I have to say, I am not super fond of the brush. 1st coat application was streaky, but smoothed out and covered well with the 2nd coat. The consistency is what I would expect for a polish in this price range. I do like the color a lot and the polish is definitely good quality! Dry time was quick, I waited 4 minutes between coats and was dry in about 15 minutes (however, still take caution for an hour or so not to dent the polish!) It has worn very well with no chipping or tip wear at day 4, minimal tip wear after that. As much as it wasn't my favorite as far as application goes, overall it is a great polish. I intend to pick up a few more Essie colors to compare application and durability.
You can find Essie polishes at most major drugstores and online. Average cost is $8. but I have seen it for less.
**I purchased this product myself, all opinions are my own**