When I got home from work, the kit was waiting for me and I could not wait to use it. I washed my hands, pushed back my cuticles, and shaped my nails. Then as per the directions, I gently filed the tops of my nails so the shiny top coat of my natural nail was gone.
Then I followed the directions, cleaning my nails, applying the prep coat, and the base coat. Then I cured my nails for the first time. There is no timer on this light, and the toggle switch is a little hard to move with wet nails, but not so hard that I messed up my nails. It is do-able. I used my phone to time the cure. Then I continued to follow the directions, adding color, curing, adding color, and curing again. Then a top coat, and then a final quick cleaning. The last step was to revitalize my cuticles which is a coat that takes a few seconds.
Again, I am not all that coordinated, but my nails look pretty good for a first try! I am very happy with the kit. It comes with everything you need to paint your nails red. I had purchased some other colors, so my first try was pink. My nails are shiny and very pretty.
The overall quality of the kit seems good and I can see this saving time and money. I won't have to drive to the salon to get my nails done, wait my turn, and after getting a manicure, drive home. In the time it takes me to drive to the appointment and sit in the chair, I'm already done my home manicure. The entire process took less than 30 minutes and that includes having to read the directions as I went along.
I only get my nails done about three times a year, but now that I have this kit I can see having pretty nails much more often!