My previous attempt at nude-ish nails have been full of fail (see here). However I really like Dulce de Leche because it doesn't makes my hands look zombiefied. This is down to the really subtle shimmer and an almost mauve undertone in certain lights.
Didn't have any problems with the application, though I wish the brush was thicker to make life easier. No chips so far but then again I am using the great Barry M topcoat/hardener.