I bought a similar set on a whim from Nordstrom's during their annual sale a couple years ago. It came with a holographic carrying case for the included bottles, light, and other accessories. I am, admittedly, an anxious nail biter. I've tried to break the habit many times. I've managed to go a couple years without biting my nails thanks to this set. After putting so much time and effort into my nails, how could I bite them? This gel polish isn't the fastest manicure in the world, but it lasts for at least a week with proper technique. And for me, that's totally worth the time it takes to cure each layer and give myself a long lasting, salon quality manicure.