After yesterday's textured disappointment I decided to try another textured polish from a different brand, this time Barry M's Countess, a dark burgundy polish from the recent Royal themed collection.
This polish is much more like the Kiko Sugar Mat Collection which I love. It applies nice and evenly and it totally opaque in two relatively thin coats.
Countess is a gorgeous dark purple wine colour shot through with gold and red glitter which give it a gorgeous shimmer, particularly in bright artificial lights.
Countess reminds me a lot of Kiko 645 from the Sugar Mat range although it's a slightly darker more purple black leaning shade than the Kiko.