I have to admit, I was pretty hesitant when I saw these in the box. I immediately remembered being 13 years old and dealing with the nightmare of DIY fake nails from the drug store. However, I was very pleasantly surprised at how easy these were to use. More intensive than a single coat of nail polish, but they certainly looked more professional that anything I can do myself, and they lasted more than a week (but not the 2 they claim). I guess my nails grow quicker than most. What I was really dreading was the removal, but again it was so simple and the adhesive came right off with regular acetone-based polish remover. Definitely adding these to my 'go-to' beauty buys!