While it is important to not apply nail color too close to cuticle, it's just as important to not apply too far from it as well. I'm having difficulty in doing this. Also w/the sheer polishes, I'm getting streaks from uneven application. I try to fix it by adding more. The more I add, the worse it looks. What can I do to achieve the nail polish application like the magazine covers? Sheila 11/03Hi Sheila Try using an extremely light touch with your polish brush. Load the brush up with more rather than less polish to avoid streaks. To get that neat cuticle area - place brush on in centre of nail and press brush back towards cuticle so it fans out slightly before pulling polish down over nail. Then take brush sideways across from centre of cuticle area and down one side then same the other side.
Jilly Jones, author "Brushing up"
education/competition director, Nailpro Magazine