I eventually got results I could live with, but, it took hours to get there. It does NOT dry quickly, and the brushes for the gel and activator are very poor quality. If you have old nail polish brushes you can clean out, then you would probably get better results using them. I have enough tips for a second application, but, doubtful there's enough gel. It's a great idea, but, definitely not as quick and easy as they make it look. Better brushes and faster drying/hardening would make a big difference.