22. The most important thing about nails is that the nail must be super smooth. I use a cheap emery board I pick up from the grocery store to do the large shaping and I use Micro Mesh Sanding Sheets I order from Amazon to do the fine tuning. I use the 3200, 4000, 6000, 8000, and 12000 grit sheets.
23. Buff your nails everyday. Keep them smooth. One reason people break nails is because part of the nail isn’t smooth and so it will catch on clothing.
24. I like my nails to be as short as possible on my right hand while still getting the sound I want.
25. Experiment with the shape of the nail. Some people like ramps and some people keep the nail the same shape as their finger. In general, I like to have a slight ramp. Here is my ideal shape and length: