However, I have always been frustrated with the lack of staying power with nail polishes ... I'm a working girl who doesn't have time for constant touch-ups.
I was very excited with the emergence of gel manicures. I tried several brands; the salon and at-home versions. While I loved the staying power and shine, my nails did weaken over time ... They were very fragile and broke easily when I went without the gel manicure to let my nails breathe.
I actually read about the brand Zoya in a book and decided to give it a try. I dived in head first and got a beautiful neutral color that is my holy grail for the mani (minor chips aren't as obvious with neutral polish), a glossy rich red color for the pedi, as well as base and top coats.
I was pleasantly surprised to find my nail strength rebounding within two months and that my nails were chip-free for at least three days. The polish gets me through the work week, and that makes me a devoted Zoya polish user.