This was my first time working with dip powder. The system was really easy to follow with clear instructions. The packaging is beautiful and well labeled. My only criticism would be that on purchasing the starter kit there was no indication that clear powder would be needed to be purchased separately. When following the instructions only did I realize it qas needed. Other than that, perfect product. Will definitely be using it regularly from now on. Have not worn my new nails for long so can’t at this time comment on durability.