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As a child I was a severe nail biter and to a certain extent they had never really recovered. I didn't bite the tops of the nails so much but all down the side walls nearest the thumb - if you see what I mean. This has left me with extremely deep natural smiles on one side, my ring and middle fingers being worst affected. I am also extremely prone to onycholysis (even before I wore enhancements)

I find doing smile lines very tricky as I try to balance up both sides of the nail and they can look quite strange (I avoid pink and whites for this reason)

Fitting tips it hard too because if I have a tiny bit of free edge on top I have loads at the sides.

Sculpting is hard enough on myself anyway without this problem, I just cannot get a fit.

I know that custom blending would probably be the answer but I only really use Brisa now and the warm and cool pinks just don't provide enough coverage.

Has anyone got any suggestions ? :confused: I used to wear polish all the time but I just don't find it practical to work in.

Thanks guys
 

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Adele why not go for a coloured gel in a natural pink which would cover this but also look natural enough for work ?
Custom blend would be the way to go as you have written because you Can cover up any problems and rectify them.
 

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for a better coverage with Brisa you can apply a thin layer of soft white to the whole nail first...then your pink...it creates a more opaque look. Not sure but i think it was GMG who said about it.
 

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My friend has nails like yours Adele, her is caused by nibbling and picking, due to psoriasis on her hands and fingers.
You need to use a full well tip and pre-tailor to get a good fit for the well, ensuring it adheres to all of your free edge.
When wanting a more opaque look from Brisa french pinks apply your bonder layer, cure, then a thin coat of POW, cure, then your pink, it gives a better coverage, Sam advised it in a thread a while back and it works :D
 

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for a better coverage with Brisa you can apply a thin layer of soft white to the whole nail first...then your pink...it creates a more opaque look. Not sure but i think it was GMG who said about it.
That would work well I must have missed that Angie :hug:
 

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My friend has nails like yours Adele, her is caused by nibbling and picking, due to psoriasis on her hands and fingers.
You need to use a full well tip and pre-tailor to get a good fit for the well, ensuring it adheres to all of your free edge.
When wanting a more opaque look from Brisa french pinks apply your bonder layer, cure, then a thin coat of POW, cure, then your pink, it gives a better coverage, Sam advised it in a thread a while back and it works :D
That would work well I must have missed that Angie :hug:

Sandi i cant find the thread anywhere....any idea what is was...??..xx
 

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Thanks girls, I'll give that a go - I must have missed that one.:o

Since I really hate tips as they grow up the back of my nail, has anyone got any hints on sculpting on these deformities or have I missed that too.:o

I don't do very well with searches........sorry
 

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