3 weeks later, my nails have been growing really fast, so that I can see now a gap between the gel and my natural nails. The colour is still brilliant and shiny and didn't chip at all. Fascinating. I really liked having my nails done without worrying for weeks, and would definitely recommend this to any brides. Today I soaked the gel off, and it's true, my nails underneath are healthy and strong and not damaged at all. For now I will only wear a clear base coat and will try to keep my nails in this good condition.