Fill-Lines & Shadows:
Note 1: Lifting can cause fill-line shadows.
you eliminate lifting, you will have fewer problems with fill-line
cause for fill-line shadows is over-filing the pink, to get
rid of the fill-line. This over-filing can cause the natural
fingernail to heat up from the friction; which can then cause the
acrylic, ever-so-slightly, to lift while you are still filing; which
makes it seem that you will never be able to file the acrylic smooth
to the natural fingernail; as the acrylic continues to lift, ever so
to counter-act this occurrence is to apply a small dab of primer on
the acrylic to soften it; then file (using the Tammy Taylor
'Long-Lasting Zebra' 180-grit file); this allows you to file the
acrylic lightly to gently smooth the acrylic to the natural
fingernail, and without friction; as friction causes heat, and
Client can use the Tammy Taylor "Nail Maintenance" kit, to help keep
their acrylic nails from lifting in between fills, every 2 weeks.
Below are 2 PDF files you may print, to see a
step-by-step procedure and products to use for nail "Maintenance"
for both "acrylic" nails and for "natural" fingernails.
Nail Maintenance for "acrylic" nails
Nail Maintenance for "natural" nails