I've read many reviews from other people stating this top coat did not perform well. I didn't see the reviews until after I already ordered the top coat and was prepared to have to send it back. Previous reviewers stated this top coat chipped quickly and easily, and professional manicurists and nail techs said many of their clients complained about its performance and staying power. My experience with this top coat has been 100% positive. It had lasting shine, and it did not chip at all. I ride horses almost every day, and I am very active with my hands. I had no problems with the polish, and it had tremendous staying power. No nicks, chips, peeling, or issues of any kind. I would buy it again, and it performed better than any other gel top coat I've used. I do not know why so many others had problems with it, but my nails still look great on day 20, although I will now have to remove it since my nails are growing out.