I used a BC, three coats of Sally Hansen's NO CHIP 10 Day Nail Color in Lasting Lily with a Seche TC because I was impatient. Then I opened by Orly french tip guides to do the bottom part of my nail. I think the guides are good but my nails are so tiny and these were so large I had to try a few times to get the "rounded" part in the right place. I used Orly Gumdrop for the bottom and free-handed the gorgeous Nina Ultra Pro Silver Slipper tips. This polish is so packed with tiny silver glitter it was almost opaque with one coat. I didn't wait long enough for the polish to dry and it smudged when I pulled off the guides. A TC of Seche Vite smoothed it a bit but I can feel where I pulled them off. I've read some blogs that say to remove them wet. Do you use nail guides? If so do you remove them wet or dry? Overall these colors are so great together and I may use Betsey's site for more inspiration!