I don't leave much of a gap between polish and cuticle, if any at all. The extent of my gap is where I run the pointy tip of an orange stick gently around my cuticle to clean up slightly after applying polish. I do a new mani once per week. By the end of the week, between slight growth and polish wear/flakes, I have a gap that looks like that anyway, so I am not going to start with one that wide on purpose.
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length. Modified CG since 5/2004; growing gray since 5/2007.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, rotating others
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, coconut oil overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Terax Crema, Moroccan Oil Restorative Mask, Je Veux Revitalizing Mud Mask
Last edited by Spiralli; 02-24-2011 at 06:29 PM.