It's so easy! Prep the nails as usual (optionally, choose your base) then apply resin and dip. Repeat the resin and dip process until you are happy with the nails and apply your final coat of resin. Spray them with the activator spray to set them and give them a light buff. You can buff them to a high shine, apply soak off gel polish, regular polish, or just seal them with a No Cleanse Top Seal! Such an easy system to use!