Nothing is dry here. This time that isn't glitter on my nails it's rain. I chopped my nails shorter since Thanksgiving is coming and that means baking and cooking. I prefer shorter nails for that I decided. I love this color even though it is plain. It does have a shimmer to it. I used a base coat then applied two coats of Quick Sand with no top coat. The shine you see is how it is out of the bottle. Peace!