I am sorry this picture cannot do justice to the gorgeousness that is Essie Penny Talk. Shown here is one coat of Penny Talk without any topcoat. While it is impossible to put this sort of color on without visible brush strokes, the brush is so wide I only needed to do one stroke on most nails and since it turned out to be a one coater there aren’t too many wonky strokes visible. I am also completely in love with the color. If I could use only one nail polish for the rest of the year, this would be it.