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    Default Nail questions! Ridge filler and cuticles?

    I'm a cheapass and hate paying to get my nails done professionally, but they just look sooo much better. Primarily b/c I cant get my nails to look all smooth. I have lots of ridges and such on my nail beds. And b/c of my cuticles. SO:

    1. Has anyone found a good ridge filler / nail polish primer that really works? The ones I have found are like White-Out and dont seem to help things so much as they worsen them.

    2. I have super-strong nails (i know, hate me, i get it all the time), but there is a downside: CUTICLES. I can GROW some cuticles people, and its GROSS. They are huge! I get how to push them back, but then I have a little wall of skin, eww. And if I try to trim it w/ nail scissors or those a cuticle trimer but despite my best efforts, I still get hangnails and its awful. Whats the solution?

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    hahaha it makes me smile that 42 people have read this thread and no one has the answer either!! Makes me feel like not such a dummy for not knowing how to take care of my handzzzz....
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    I have some unorthodox methods here. My nails are thick and oval shapped-like a manicurists once told me "They look acrylic, but real".
    Mine also have ridges. I cannot stand for more than 2 coats of polish-it makes me feel "smothered". I read a lot. I read once where Japanese women(the most esquisite as far as grooming IMO) file the tops of their nails for smoothness. I stole that and have been doing it for years! I use the fine side of an emeryboad and go lightly until ridges are gone. This won't work for those paper-thin nails, but it does on mine! I also do my toenails.THEN I will get a mani or pedi.
    I just don't like to see ridges and nothing really fills them in totally-they have to be GONE! I hope you don't think I am totally nuts-it really really does work. Go slowly and lightly,but I promise it WORKS.
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    I do this too, though my nails aren't as thick as McJag's. I use the little round things from Sally Beauty, there are varying degrees of roughness. I use the very fine one. Not sure if it would work, but perhaps you could go once a month to the manicurist, and keep it up the rest of the month at home. That's what I do.

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