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So this week I managed to split four nails. Yikes! Luckily after numerous searches, youtube videos, and blog article, I have finally come up with two full proof ways to fix a broken, split, or cracked nail! They are both super simple and inexpensive!
Before we begin we`re going to need a few things depending on which process you want to use.
With Nail Glue
Medium/Fine Medium Nail File
Without Nail Glue
Medium/Fine Medium Nail File
The Nail Glue Process
If you`re like me and don`t enjoy messing with nail glue I recommend this way only for emergencies. This week I had both my thumbnails start near the quick and split half way across, I used this method and it held very nicely and is extremely strong. This is a bit longer of a process however than if you go without glue, it all depends on how much time you want to put into your nails. I also recommend having clean unpolished nails, but sometimes emergencies happen inconvenient times. If you can`t it will still hold just not quite as long.
So lets get started!
1 Take a piece of your cotton ball and stuff it under your broken nail with your orange stick. . This will help keep it in place while adding the glue and will reduce the amount of glue you have on your finger.
2 Once your cotton and nail has been positioned use your nail glue and apply some to the base of the nail tear and the ragged loose end. Using the orange stick hold it in place for about 5 seconds. This is why I love to use the Kiss® Precision Nail Glue, the tip is so thin that it is easier, than a regular nail glue bottle, to apply to trick places.
3 After your glue has dried use you nail file to smooth it out. I usual do not tell people to file the face of their nail, however this is an exception. You want the glue to be smooth so that it does not snag on anything and brake your nail more. Take the scissors and use them like tweezers to remove the cotton from under your nail, or use your orange stick to pick it out.
4 Now for the weird step. After you have applied and smoothed the glue and removed the cotton its time to add an extra layer of protection. Take the tea bag and cut the top out of it and empty the contents. Take the tea bag and cut a piece out that is as wide as the tear and as long as your nail. Apply one layer of your base coat to your nail, before it dries apply the teabag over the tear or brake; hold it down with your orange stick so that it gets completely saturated. Apply one more layer of yur base coat and give it about 45 minutes to dry.
5 Take your nail file and again smooth out the the face of your nail. Apply a thin layer of color polish over and let semi dry before adding another. Give it about 45 minutes to an hour to dry before adding your top coat.
That`s it for the nail glue process! It takes bit of time but will certainly fix any nail for a while.
The Non-Glue Process
The Non-Glue process is very simple all you need to do is follow steps 4 & 5 from the glue process and that`s it! It`s super simple and inexpensive. One tea bag will repair about thirty or so nails depending on how bad the breaks are and the length of your nails. I hope you guys fin this helpful! Let me know in the comments bellow if you have tried this before and if it saved your nails like it has mine!