I had my manicurist apply the vinylux tropix and weekly topcoat only 3 days ago so I cannot say yet how long it will last. The color is a very pretty bright pinkish coral-a great summer color. The polish goes on a little unevenly but it's not noticeable unless you're looking for it. Maybe the bottle needs to be shaken up better first. It dries quickly and completely in 6 or 7 minutes under the dryer. I was able to go about my normal business immediately after leaving the salon without worring about messing up my nails. After 3 days it still looks good, no chipping at all. However, it started to look dull after 2 days so I put a clear regular topcoat over it and it looks good as new. So far I'm very happy with it. It dries faster and stays on longer than regular polish and can be removed easily and safely, unlike shellac.