i do not wear nail polish, but i always enjoy some dark color on my toenails. i have never purchased any polish over like five dollars and definitely went splurge on chanel. i am impressed, though. the staying power is wonderful. i haven't had to repaint since i put it on two weeks ago (one coat & no base or top coat) and only have a few hardly noticeable chips. the color, vendetta, is perfect for what i was looking for: a dark purple that looks almost black.