Got this after I had a terrible experience with a cheap starter kit (different brand). I bought the pinks collection and SunUV LED lamp as well and over all extremely thankful I did. I followed the instructions in the item description for how to apply, though for my lamp I did 30s base coat, 60s color, 120s top coat for curing but that may be me just overdoing. I think my nails are better now than when I went to the salon. Will save money even if I buy a new color set each time and I'm already looking at tutorials for designs.