The only thing I didn't like was that the kit asked for a haircolor brush but did not include it in the kit and that is not something that everyone has lying around. So, prepare yourself to purchase a cheap one at Sally's or do without. Not many hair color kits come with them these days. If they are going to ask you to use it they should include it. The idea of a small bowl is no big deal, I have plenty of small bowls I could use.