Not a huge fan of salon gels as I have found they tend not to last and destroy my nails, and instead I have been getting salon SNS for over a year now. Thought I would have a go at DIY gel to save the bank since SNS is so expensive. Great little starter kit, easy set up and instructions, and so far I am very happy with the lamp, found it worked best curing at 60s. Pleased with colour Good as gold, it has descent coverage with two coats, but could get some solid sparkle with three. Finding the base and top coat a little thicker than expected but suspect will become more manageable with frequent use. Have only had on for two days now but wearing well, and am optimistic for longer wear.