In the bottle alone it glows and is super vibrant. It doesn't lose any of that on the nails! It completely translates, but it's even better, I think. I love that it's dark but it's still a vibrant foil without being too silvery. I was also amazed at how it shined and glowed before top coat (picture below). BTW, it's a tad washed out in my pictures. It's much darker and vibrant in person.
I'm so so so happy with this blue! I'm in love. It's a definite keeper. Do not hesitate in getting this one if you see it!