Here's the good news: It does a better than average job of preventing chips. I had my last manicure on Friday, and as of today, with two coats in between, I have two, tiny crescent chips.
Here's the bad news: Essie No Chips Ahead also no dries. As a result, my nails are dull and streaked with sheet creases.
Happily, I saved both the packaging and the CVS receipt because this puppy is going back.
And the search goes on...