Wow - I'm hooked on fast dry and I have been sampling a few. This is great great great. The color is a black hued orchid. I used OPI strengthening base coat as well as Essie ridge filler, 2 coats of the Milani and a coat of OPI quick dry ( yes I want them dry ASAP ). This is day 3 and not a single chip. My mani still looks fresh. Yes, I wear gloves, use hand lotion and cuticle oil so it probably all contributes to the good results but this has Sally Hansen beat! And the price is great. Go to your local CVS some colors are marked 50% off right now!