The Shine collection claims to have the same formula as a gel nail polish with the same high shine finish and the same long wearing formula. The packaging of this line is also slightly different from the original in that the top is a reflective steal grey versus the traditional non-reflective black. There are 32 shades available.
"Alfresco" can best be described as a periwinkle blue. This is a creamy matte color with no shimmer or sparkle. The perfect color for spring and summer!
What I love most about this shade is that it's almost completely opaque with 1 coat! I'd say it's about 90% opaque with one coat. Below on the right is what one coat looks like, you can tell its thinner and less opaque than with two coats on the left which you can see is completely opaque and just a little more vibrant.
The brush is a little small for my liking, but it doesn't make applying the polish difficult or messy. This color is very easy to apply to the nails.
With 2 coats I noticed my nails did not chip until about the 4th day. So the longevity is slightly better than other Sinful Color Polishes and about the same as my OPI polishes. To note, with one coat the longevity was cut in half and I saw chipping by the 2nd day.
If you can find this line at your Walgreens, as it is no longer available online, pick up this shade! The periwinkle color is unique and for the price it can't be beat!