I'd describe this color as a plum jelly with and abundance of gold flakies and blue and red micro glitter. I haven't worked with other flakies, but this polish seems to be packed with 'em! I've seen other flakies swatched (other brands), and they seem to lack the amount of flakies compared to this one. It's simply unique and absolutely stunning.
The application was pretty easy. You can actually control the amount of glitter and flakies you see on your nails by the amount of polish you use and the pressure you use when applying. Maybe it's just me, but this polish seemed to dry quicker than most other polishes I've used. Has anyone else noticed this?
Ok, enough babbling, here are some pictures of "Merry Midnight":
Look at those gorgeous flakies!!!
OPI Chip Skip
2 coats of OPI Nail Envy, Original Formula
2 coats of OPI's "Merry Midnight"
1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
And since I saw a little streaking (my own fault when applying), I decided to add one more coat of both "Merry Midnight" and Seche Vite (for a total of 7 layers of polish on my nails!):