I put it over 2 coats of OPI Alpine Snow Matte and then one coat of Seche Vite to even it all out and bring on the shiny. I wore this manicure to a big Church dinner dance and I really felt like my nails were part of the party. It is sucha festive look! I do want to try it over black in the future sometime to see how that turns out, but for now over white is absolutely awesome!
Here is a close-up to see the hex shaped glitters in their different colors as well. The Deborah Lippman Happy Birthday glitters are square for the mini ones and hex for the larger. That is a difference, but only noticeable if you stare at it or do a closeup. Otherwise it's a great price for festivity in a bottle.