I have had these since before Christmas but have only just worn this first one of five this week. The application was fine, although with the second coat you have to work fairly quickly with the magnet. Other than that, nice. This manicure though only lasted about four days as it chipped and flaked on the fifth. That could just be because my hands are always in water, washing up, knocking the nails etc etc. Still nice shade and effect. This, as stated in the title is Purple Me Up, a dark purple shade with paler "Waves" caused by the magnet.