I must say, I'm pretty disappointed with this product. I mean - I wasn't expecting Shellac or Gelish quality, but I did kind of expect something more than what I've gotten out of it.
I took these photos first thing in the morning, because I am fairly confident this won't last the day. I have huge chips on my index and middle fingers, complete with a huge vertical crack in my middle finger that is barely visible if you embiggen the photo.
Both thumbnails self-destructed yesterday. The right thumbnail went first. I tried to save it by filling in the huge chip but it wasn't happening. Instead I tried using the polish as a regular polish and the activator as a top coat. That worked flawlessly, for about three hours. Then it all peeled off in one flexible sheet.
The left thumbnail chipped off in layers. Seriously. I could see parts where only the top layer went, and parts where the top two layers went. I'm guessing that might have been because I polish from pinky to thumb, so that one had the most time to dry out between coats of activator and polish. Anyway, it was clear by then that this was a failed experiment.
So, what didn't I like? I didn't like that it self-destructed in such an annoying way, and couldn't be repaired. Also, since this dries to a hard surface, you have to be careful when it chips, otherwise your bare feet will remind you. I also didn't like that my nails felt thick and inflexible. I'm guessing that contributed to the catastrophic chips.
I do really, really love this color, though. I might try it as a regular polish but I'm pretty sure it won't work. And if you regularly use Shellac or Gelish this might not be a bad option - I've never used either so for all I know this real is comparable, and I'd destroy either of those, too.