Clipping the delicate cuticle skin on your fingers and toes is quite the gamble; sure your polish looks smoother around the edges, but if you end up with an infection, we think it's hardly worth it. Perhaps that's why cuticle clipping is against cosmetology laws in several states.
Thankfully there's another option. Butter London Melt Away Cuticle Eliminator dissolves dead skin cells that have hardened onto your nails, leaving your cuticles smooth and clean, as if they had been clipped.
Available at Nordstrom.com for $20.