I have to agree with all the reviewers. I have tried (and wasted money) on so many different French Manicure kits, from cheap to expensive, and this one beats them all. I have the pink one and just love it. The shine is unreal, comparable to the Poshe and Seche topcoats that I also have. I have used it when my nails were very short, medium length, as well as on my toes. I also brush the tips freehand, takes practice, but those guides never work for me. I keep my Sephora nail polish remover stick handy!