I can't say enough about these nails! I bought them from Ulta, along with the brush on glue and nail polish remover. When I applied them I buffed my nails, used rubbing alcohol and then used a pH bond. I was very happy to find out they could be painted, so I applied some sparkly gel. It is now day 4. There has been no lifting, no pop offs, these nails are solid, and gorgeous!