I've been wanting to try Essie's Sleek Sticks for SO long--especially this pattern since I'm a huge sucker for lace. These are easy to apply and stick fairly well, but were eaten up by my top coat (Seche Vite). Well, not all of the wrap was eaten up… just the metallic base color, which was odd and definitely a bummer. I love this pattern and wish it would have maintained its look under a top coat. I could still (functionally) wear these post-top coat interference but there was some pulling at the edges. I didn't feel like I could go without a top coat with this pattern because the lace had a hard time smoothing out over the edge of the nail. Overall, I give these a B+.