As you can see from the picture, my nails (and more so my cuticles) need some serious TLC right now. Although these translucent neutral shades aren’t usually what I choose to paint my nails with the added ‘strengthening’ claim of this one piqued my interest. To achieve a bottle colour I applied 3 coats but unlike every other time I paint my nail I didn’t use a top coat. What isn’t coming off in these photos is the shine, such a great finish for a nail colour alone. It’s reasonably chip resistant as lone polish goes but what I was most impressed with was the genuine nail care benefits. I am rarely without colour on my nails and the constant removing and reapplying takes it’s toll but after wearing this there were no signs of the usual flakes/dehydration.. just healthy nails. I’m not sure whether I’d go out and buy this in brighter colours but it’s nice to have when I want to give my hands and nails some respite but don’t want to go completely bare.