The formula of Sweet Beginnings was typical for CbL polishes. It went on smoothly and easily, no issues. I used three coats, but that's my standard; I definitely could have just used two coats. I was really afraid this polish would stain, so I used two coats of my base coat and can happily report that I did not have any staining on my nails. I would still recommend being careful when removing this to avoid staining your fingers and cuticles.
For some reason, I totally lost my hand posing skills when I was trying to photograph this and I swear I could not get a single picture where all the nails I wanted were in focus! ARGH. Hence I tried a slightly different hand/bottle pose in order to capture some better pictures. Not sure if I totally succeeded but at least most of the nails are in focus.
Sweet Beginnings is a gorgeous color and I felt pretty sexy while wearing it on my nails. It's such a gorgeous red; you can never go wrong with a polish like this! It's a very powerful, empowering color!
Of possible note: the Sweet Beginnings I shared with you today is actually a reformulated version that was sent out to everyone who bought a bottle-- Leah Ann sent an email she had gotten a bad batch of tint and so made new bottles for everyone and shipped them out asap. I have both bottles and honestly can't tell the difference between the two (at the moment) but I decided to go with the reformulated version.