I watched tons of videos before using the product and I think I done a good job for my first attempts. Came with everything needed- top and base coat as well. But I did have to buy a lamp which I didn’t mind. It did take me forever to do the first hand but then I did my left hand in 15mins. I recommend buffing the nail prior to applying the base coat & also removing the stickiness once the base coat is cured by using an alcohol wipe. - this will make the polygel stock better. I’m so excited to try out the other colours in the kit once these outgrow. My nails feels strong and doesn’t feel like it’s gonna break at all. I tried out two methods and both worked well: 1. Placing the gel on the dual forms first, smoothing it out, ensuring the base is more sheer to make it look natural & then applying it to my real nail.
2. Placing the gel on my real nail and smoothing out, then putting the clean dual form over it to squeeze out the excess.