I had both mani/pedi - French (pink/white tips) gel on both. Had this done at the beginning of Oct. for a wedding (which included some heavy duty hands on for me) - the following week was spent at the beach barefoot on the sand, fishing, handing hooks, bate, etc. I finally removed the polish the second week in Nov. the only reason? Because my nails were outgrowing the polish. There was not ONE nick in the polish on either my fingernails nor my toenails. It may not be the fanciest place in the world, but it worked for me above and beyond expectation. I'll definitely be going back.