It was! Well, it took me no time at all to do my left hand. The right hand, however, took a while. Regardless, this was such a simple design. I started with Sally Hansen Silver Sweep over my entire nail. Top coat, let it dry, tape off half of my nail and then a coat of OPI DS Mystery. Top coat, let it dry, and then lots of quality time with a dotting tool. Top coat, let it dry and tah-dah! Ha ha. It's well worth the effort, though. It's a nice twist on your classic polka dots. Yay!