|The starter kit comes with everything you need.|
Here's a step-by-step process:
1. Push your cuticles back with the enclosed orange stick. File your nails to the desired shape and buff the surface of your nails. Swipe clean with the alcohol wipe to remove any oil and residue.
2. Peel off the front and back of the gel strip and adhere to your nail. Press down carefully to remove air pockets. Bend over the top of the nail and file away excess gel with the nail file.
3. Once you've applied the strips to all of your nails, coat them with the clear curing agent one at a time. Place the nail under the LED light for 30 seconds to set the manicure. Repeat until all nails have been cured under the light.
4. Swipe the nails with an alcohol pad to remove excess residue. You're done!
The entire process took about 45 minutes. I expect it goes faster as you do it more often. The only thing I didn't like was that my nails were really sticky for the rest of the day; cat hair and lint kept getting stuck on them. I woke up this morning though and there is no more stickiness, so that's nice. I'll see how well the strips last compared to regular nail polish. If this manicure lasts two weeks with no chips, I'm going to be a very happy customer!