I haven't used nail polish from a drug store since high school, so when my son was out with his father and thoughtful enough to feed my nerdery by bringing this home, I was kinda skeptical. When trying a new polish the first time, I use no base or topcoat so I can really get a feel for how it wears totally on its own. Well I'm shocked and pleased to say that here we are a week into wearing and not only has it not suffered any chips with my abuse, but it's still very glossy and didn't get the stress fractures in it that I'm known to give even the best polishes. I only used two coats, as opposed to my usual 3-4, which was also nice to get this much coverage faster with less drying time. Loved it so much that I bought the brighter red shade and gave it to a client with a box of chocolates for an early valentine gift. Not only will I purchase the other star wars shades for myself, but now that I know this cover girl outlast polish is great, I will be seeking it out in other colors as well. Bring on the sandal weather!