I was at home last week and I honestly don’t even remember what impairing task I was doing. I do know, however, that all of my efforts to keep my nails pretty for more then a week had come to an end. Sadly, I discovered the ever so small crack that would eventually make itself more apparent as days would goes by.
Usually I don’t keep long nails because they break so fast. So when my sister shared this great tip that helps save the awfully dreaded broken nail, I had to give it a try. In the end I loved the results! I’m going to be a bridesmaid for my friends wedding at the end of the month so this sure beats trimming those talons to sad boy nails.
What you will need:
- Coffee Filter
- Nail Glue
- Nail Buffer
- Base/Top Coat
- Your favorite polish
1. Start by removing the old polish. It’s important to work with a clean nail so everything sticks properly!
2. Cut out a small rectangle from of the coffee filter. You’re going to use this to mend the nail so make sure it’s big enough to cover the whole crack.
3. Apply a pin drop of nail glue directly over the broken nail. Be careful to not get glue on the skin! I hate the feeling of nail glue when it dries on my skin.
4. Using tweezers carefully place the coffee filter directly over the broken nail. Be sure to cover right up to the edges, this avoids the tear from catching on to your clothing and breaking again. The coffee filter will absorb most of the glue but if the edges of the filter are still sticking up feel free to add more glue on top.
5. Now be patient and let the glue dry completely. Once your nails are dry buff out any rough edges to create a smooth surface on the nail again.
6. Apply a good base coat to help smooth out any ridges
7. Now comes the color, a shiny topcoat and VOILA! You just saved your nail for at least another 2 weeks! This buys you some time to grow out your nails so they can be properly trimmed. But at least you don’t have to lose those hard earned nails you that took forever to grow out.
Try it out and let me know what you think! Feel free to share some of your own beauty tips with the rest of our readers.