Above & Below: I used 2 coats and had no application problems. In fact, the application was excellent. Both photos were taken outdoors under mostly sunny skies (top) and when the clouds covered the sun (below).
Below: Doesn't the glitter look gorgeous in the this macro shot of the bottle?
Below: Unfortunately, the glitter isn't as appealing when it's on the nail.
I picked this up from the Les Pop-Up collection when it came out a few months ago along with Illusion D'or. I played with Illusion D'or for a couple of weeks and was very pleased with it. After reading several other blogs that reviewed Mistral, I lost a little interest in it because they mentioned some problems with the application and needing 3 coats. I decided to pull mine out a few days ago and while I was a little disappointed in the lack of show from the glitter, I had no issues with the application. It flowed very well and covered evenly in 2 coats, so I was happy about that. The finish on this is a very high gloss--almost jelly-like, and while the color is really nothing out or the ordinary, I do like it. It's feminine, shiny, and when I can see the glitter, it's especially pretty!