I cannot keep a manicure longer than 2 days, ever. I bought this hoping it would help that problem and I believe that it has. I'm on my 3rd day of no-chip nails, including days filled with cooking, cleaning, working out, etc. Stuff that normally kills my nails. I'd say it's probably worth the price, considering brands like Essie at the store are upwards of $8. It does also add nice shine, and that has not faded either.