I'm a stay at home mom with 3 boys 6, 4, and 1 year old. Not much time to go to a nail salon. I love the convince. It took about 30 min to apply( while chasing down a 1year old) so im sure it would have been a bit faster. I loved the colors! They are pretty durable! My 4 year has special needs and uses a wheel chair....these nails with stood me transporting the chair, whereas my acrylics chipped at the top when i loaded the chair!!! The paint did fade a little at the tips after a week, but then again, I wash my hands, and clean quite a bit (again 3 boys!!!) Lol. I have already recommended your nails to a few friends! They are very convenient, durable, easy to apply, and very cute! Thanks for a great product!