Here's the next thing on my list of things to try. My favorite nail polish company, OPI, has recently come out with Axxium Soak Off Gels. The polish will stay for 2 weeks without chipping and is supposed to maintain its shine. There is a limited selection of colors....and we'll see if they really soak off (I'm still having nightmares about getting my gel tips off). For a full set it's about $45 (depending on the salon). Fill is the same price. You'll have to do a little research to find salons that do this. I'll give you a review after my appointment.