by following the step-by-step instructions it was very easy to create the look - basically go nail by nail applying polish and sprinkling beads on top. while the process was straightforward it was also a bit messy. the tiny pearls easily found their way into surrounding surfaces. the finished look was adorable, but within two days many off the beads had jumped ship, leaving blank spaces on my nails. i think this look would be perfect for a special day, where one wasn't depending on the longevity of the manicure. perhaps ideal for mardi gras, when both looking festive and flinging tiny beads everywhere is a good thing!