I didn't want to start this with ' I have a client who.... ' but how else is there to explain? Anyway, this client likes her whites really long, and she manages her nails exceptionally well with rarely any breaks. Personally I don't think they look that attractive as there is far more white than pink, and it makes them look tip heavy - but she loves them so I suppose that's the main thing. My problem is I'm finding it difficult to apply the white really well. I can't take a bead big enough so have to use more than one - should I be starting with the smile line then add another bead in the middle of the tip and smooth to the free edge? Or should I start with a bead nearst the free edge of the tip and work in 4 zones? I have tried both methods, but can't seem to get it feeling right each time? I would say starting with the smile line is best but sometimes when I add the next bead it ends up looking a bit grey towards the tip cos there's not enough, but they need to be thin too!!!! Someone has suggested white tips, but I don't see how this will help as I'll still have to apply white, and what happens at rebalancing? Any suggestions - greatfully received.