Me at Aiming Low: Save Me From The Bleeding Cuticles Nail Polish Effect. It Lacks Sex Appeal.

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Read my latest piece at Aiming Low, "Save Me From The Bleeding Cuticles Nail Polish Effect. It Lacks Sex Appeal.":
How do I avoid the dreaded shredded cuticle? How do I paint my nails without painting half my fingers? To top coat or not to top coat? Do you have any nail tips that actually work?