Now, this is an interesting nail polish. It creates a lovely, very sophisticated look, and the color works perfectly both in matte and with shiny top coat.BUT! It does chip, and it doesn't only chip, it also for some reason takes with it layers of my nail when it chips! I use it as I always use polishes, and with OPI or Mavala or any other nail polish I have never had this problem. My normal home manicure with Essie base coat and OPI top coat often lasts 5-7 days without chipping, this is the only polish that totally fails me.I must say this is also the only Essie nail polish that I own, apart from their excellent base coats, so I don't know if this is problem only with this particular color or altogether with all Essie polishes.