I usually just do a natural looking line anyway but tonight someone wanted their nails to have the more white tip look and it didnt seem to want to stay even with a one by one freeze the gel very quickly came out of position i guess it would only be a sculpture style gel that would hold that shape.
Ya, I don't have a prob with smiley smiles either. I find it's all in the angle of the brush.
I was having a hard time getting decent smiles until I read Bagpuss' tutorial - I think it was about doing smile lines with POW, but it worked wonders for my Bio smiles. I even bought the brush she suggested. Huge difference!
What kind of brush do you use Gillian....i find a pointed or angled one better than a flat topped one. Thaty way you can really get your pointy bits....well pointy!
That said, like the others, I guess the white just goes where you put it, but I actually don' t like really smiley smile's in gel as much as L&P anyway. Dunno why....they just never look quite as technically happy!