I actually painted this more than a month ago and i just had to take it off last week! Unfortunately, I can't share any tricks with you because I am not quite sure how this miracle happened myself. I can offer some possibilities: a lot of coats of different colors, toenails chip slower, base coats, top coats, that gold paint!!! I don't know but wow!! My nail paint usually chips very fast! Anyway, I was very happy with these toes, I was able to shoot a lot of pictures of them.