View Full Version : Flakey bit of free edge sticking up
19-08-10, 09:11 PM
I have had this problem a couple of times now, after I have filed the nail during a manicure (I don't saw I file in one direction towards the curve as taught at college) and soaked it I keep finding a little bit of nail shaving loitering around the free edge sticking out afterwards. I dont know if this has anything to do with the soaking - or perhaps I'm not doing the filing technique quite right - but I do bevel after? At least does anyone else have this problem or am I just a nail freak, never mind geek!!
19-08-10, 11:09 PM
You are certainly not a nail freak lol!! I call these my frilly bits! It is perfectly normal to have these little fine layers of nail after your filing and they will show, in particular after you have done the soak. These little bits tuck themselves under the nail as you are filing so if you run an orange/birch stick or something similar underneath the free edge of the nail and then place your file underneath the nail at a 45 degree angle and gently pull the file upwards towards yourself in a sort of flick the little bits will just fall off. This would be so much easier to show you than to explain. It is quick to do and saves you finding bits later when you are polishing the nail.:green:
19-08-10, 11:23 PM
Yes i get this too.
I have long pointed pinkie fingers so i use my pinky nail and run it along the free edge to remove. Then i smooth using a 1200 side of a Koala Buffer, normally when im doing the oil buff, i buff the oil into the free edges too. I also run my folded up lint pad dampend with scrubfresh and give the underside of free edge a clean before the polish application to remove any last bits i may have missed. I find i don't get this has often when i use the CND 240 Kanga files, just the cheaper Black Velvet files.
21-08-10, 06:20 PM
This happens to me as well despite bevelling and altering the angle of filing.
It is time consuming especially after time spent perfecting a shape, it really slows down my manicures. I bevel after the soak now as there seems no point doing it before.
Does anyone else have any tips apart from Karen?.
22-08-10, 06:16 PM
Thanks peops - some good tips there - reassuring I'm not only one!!