23 March 2011

Tutorial: How to Fix a Broken Nail with a Teabag

This is a way of fixing a broken nail. I have been doing this on and off for about ten years now, I have since seen it on a couple of blogs but seeing as my sister requested a 'how to' I thought I may as well share it here!

You will need:
- Teabag
- Nail Glue
- Scissors
- Maybe an orange stick


So you were opening the draw to find a t-shirt and lo and behold this happens...


And of course its waay to far down to just snip it off, its not even merely a vanity thing. Its painful!
So you want to get that nail glue and put a drop on the nail where the split is, making sure it glues back together the split


Cut up the tea bag, taking off the seams and binning the tea. Cut it in to tiny nail sized bits.


Once the glue has dried you want to stick on a little square of teabag with the nail glue, at first it wont feel like it has stuck down but hold it down with an orange stick for a couple of seconds and then it will. Once thats dried you repeat that step.


Buff the nail glue layer so it feels nice and smooth, paint on a base coat and then your nail polish as usual


I stuck on a nail sticker but you don't have too that was just me trying them out! It works great and the only issue is you have to wear nail polish on top of the fix. It lasts a good couple of changes of polish too. Its really good at making your nails strong, more durable and helps that tear to grow out a bit so you can avoid the pain of it tearing too far down the nail bed.

Hope this made some sense!

*EDIT* Since doing this tutorial I have discovered that if you tear the teabag in to small pieces they blend and hold the nail better than if you cut the teabag with scissors. Also I have done a tutorial on how to fix a broken nail with fibreglass as well.

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