SOOO I had a quite the epiphany the other day while I was admiring my new Essie nail polish color "Turquoise & Caicos". I was thinking, "wow, this color lasted way longer then the "Go Overboard" one I bought the other day", but then I realized why. It was because when I put on the "Go Overboard" color, I showered later that day. From showering, the steam/soap/washing of the hair caused the nail polish to chip and wear thin. Now, I'm sure many of you have already realized this, but for those who were wondering, it's true. You SHOULD wait until AFTER you shower to paint your nails if you're expecting to get the longest life out of your product.