This was the first Essie polish I bought. I wanted to do a white nail base for 4th of July (listed on my blogpost for 7.6.11). Two coats of the polish probably would've been okay, but I did a 3rd to get it really opaque. It lasted about 4 days without chipping (which is nice because most polishes I have chip the next day). I would like to buy some other Essie colors in the future.