Bare Essentials is a sheer milky nude with pink undertones. You can get away with three coats on this one if you don't mind VNL, but I prefer my polishes opaque so I used four coats. This could be a great shade for a mannequin mani for someone with a lighter skintone, however on me it just serves as a palette cleanser. Oh, and excuse the shiny hands. I had just finished moisturizing my cuticles with my Qtica cuticle balm. I usually wait until the shine goes away to take pics, but I was on my way out when I did this mani.
I can't say that all Brucci polishes are awesome, but the three that I have tried have been exactly that. I was told in a comment by Jenni Lee that Brucci is mainly sold in NY, NJ and PA, so if you are not in that area you can try out www.discountbeautycenter.com. That's the website for Image Beauty and Brucci retails for $2.35 there. The only bad thing is that not all of the polishes have pictures, so you are taking a risk on what you will get if you order just by name. Like Gianna's "Rockin" Blue wasn't blue at all. Lol, it was more of a teal aqua color, but I still liked it. ^_^