This is just not what I expected. From the name "nail pen" I thought the applicator would be somehow different from normal nail polish, but it's not. It's a little longer thanks to the other bottle of polish screwed on the end but it didn't make doing my nails any easier (I'm terrible at it). It took about three coats of the pink for full coverage, took forever to dry, and peeled off after a few days. The gold flecks are a little too big and they don't look quite right unless you get really lucky and they lay down evenly for you. Not worth the price, for sure. After trying Ruffian, I'm sticking with them.