I don’t usually paint my fingernails (only toes) for this very reason. The application was smooth and hassle free and the finish flawless, however, the honeymoon didn’t last long enough. The polish started chipping after a day and when I removed it, my fingernails were stained blue for days. In a nutshell, if you only paint your toenails, this product is perfect for you. PS. The teal colour is amazing.