This was my first press-on nail experience as an adult, but it won't be my last! These lovelies are super easy to apply, and lasted a full week (including daily showers) before I took them off - and I only used the adhesive sticky backing they came with. They would have lasted longer if I hadn't removed them, which may in part be because I pressed them on REALLY hard during the first half hour of wear, per the instructions. My arms were tired after, but I was determined to get them to stay. It's so nice to have a manicure that doesn't chip or wear down for a week, and stays shiny & shapely along the way. Removal was pretty easy, and involved soaking my fingers for 10-15min before peeling them off. Natural nails show no signs of wear & tear once I rolled off the adhesive remnants. Basically these are the perfect inexpensive solution for long-lasting no-maintenance manis!