Yet I still can't decide if these are horrible or just run-of-the-mill. Nothing against Ruffian (I love their colored nail lacquers!), but this triplet of coats peels just as easily as any OPI or Drug Store brand ensemble. I'm guessing that's the norm, so I give this product 3 stars. The only way it doesn't peel is by applying sans the Gesso Base Coat. It's nothing special, just normal.