Do you have a filing technique?
If not, you need one!
Here's what I do:
Using a 180 grit/medium file or 100 grit if you want courser - just don't be too heavy handed.
- Shape nail
- File around cuticle
- File nail surface to even out any lumps or inconsistencies
- Check down the barrel of the nail to ensure the thickness is even.
- Block buff entire surface to remove scratches.
To minimise filing (and service time) focus on good product application so there is only minimal filing needed.