L&M Shellac really does apply so easily, just like a polish, straight from the bottle with the built in brush. With correct application Shellac Polish lasts 2 weeks or more with no chips or peels. Shellac is cured using a UV or LED nail lamp so there is very little drying time. It is thin and flexible, just like polish, so it not only looks fantastic, it also provides strong, natural nail protection. Cures to a mirror like shine, removes easily in 10 minutes. Suitable for both professional nail artists and home users. Made to a standard that equals well known brands, without the price tag.