After I hadn't used nail polish for 1 year because it broke my nails, I looked for an alternative. A polish with fewer pollutants that I can use to get a French manicure look and I stumbled across this polish here. I received the paint in a flash, packaged plastic-free, with a personal note and 3 great samples: already 1+! I applied the paint immediately without a base or top coat. I'm really not very skilled, but the consistency was just right, as was the brush width. The first layer was dry very quickly and already looked very nice. After the 2nd layer, the nails looked so perfect that I have never seen with any other polish, I am completely thrilled! The color “Elegance” hits the nail on the head, a super beautiful, not too girlish shade of pink. With me it lasted a full 5 days and looked like freshly applied until the end. I have to say that I take the enclosed sample of nail oil from every day Fresh Therapies have applied. After removing the varnish, my nails looked tip-top and healthy, and I've never had that with any other varnish. So: a great product and, for me, THE French manicure color!