I am going to be honest — the first time you use these will be hardest. With my sister’s help, it took us about an hour to do my nails. However, the second time I applied the Jamberry nails myself, and it took me about 30 minutes. I can guarantee I will get faster each time I do these. However, when you are done applying the Jamberry nails, you are done. There is no sitting around and waiting for anything to dry, and honestly, that’s what I love the most about these nails!