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Cuticle Drag

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Definition of Cuticle Drag

  1. Not limited to the cuticle area but most common there (I’m guessing because that’s where you start your stroke), drag occurs when brushing your polish over an area that’s already been polished actually drags the first coating of polish away, leaving your application looking streaky (and making you want to curse and/or throw heavy objects). Cuticle drag can be minimized by letting a coat of polish dry completely before applying the next, but some polishes are simply more prone to it than others, due to their formulas. Lighter, pastel polishes also seem to be more prone to drag than brighter/darker ones.


Added to the Nail Glossary on November 10, 2016

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