I like this better layered than by itself, but I swatched both so that you can decide before you buy. I'm not sure how limited this is, since it was a Color4Nails exclusive. I don't like to wear sheers that show VNL, especially when my nails are long like this, it just doesn't seem right. I love this one, but does it have to be so sheer? It has a lot going on: Holo dust, teal holographic shattered glitter, duochrome purple to gold microglitter, and translucent green iridescent hexagons. I like how busy it was, but from the swatch I saw, I was expecting flakies. I think that shattered glitter is a bit pasee. The color is gorgeous, and the formula was fantastic. Although I could not capture the color shift with the camera, it is definitely there in real life.