3 perfect, easy coats. If you do thicker coats than I do, this could for sure be a 2 coaters and possibly a 1 coater. I love this polish, there isn't much else to say. My only complaint is that it didn't wear very well on me, I had some significant chipping on both pointer nails by the end of the day. I have all of the other shades in this finish and I usually get better wear from them.
Saved the best for last. I love love love green polish and this did not disappoint! The formula was flawless and this could easily be a 1 coater, but I am a habitual 3 coater.
Dear Zoya, please make every single color in this scattered holo formula, preferable starting with a rich brick red or burgundy :)