I do a lot with my hands, so a normal manicure will usually last me 2 days without chipping (3 if Im lucky). So I finally tried the long waited Shellac. I was originally told it would last 2 weeks without chipping….it lasted 5 weeks!!!! It’s amazing!!! Yes $30 may seem a bit pricy for your nails, but after accidently scratching them on my car keys, scissors, and every other sharp item in my huge purse, and noticing that it doesnt chip (at all)…you’ll realize it’s worth way, WAAAAYYYY more 😀