This is a fantastic value! For half the cost of a salon dip manicure, I got to try doing it myself. I figured I had nothing to lose! The directions were clear, and with no prior experience, my first attempt was pretty successful, with a few mistakes. Second attempt I learned from my mistakes so it went even better. A few pointers, be careful to avoid getting any on the cuticles, keep layers nice and thin, make sure its completely dry before filing. Other than that, it is surprisingly simple! I only wish it came with more of the base coat since that is used the most, I expect I will run out well before anything else runs out.