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.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!

Last edited by Spiralli; 02-24-2011 at 06:29 PM.