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I’m an optimistic person who can see the glass half full all the time, and there are very few things that can bring me down and ruin my day. Surprising or not, a split or cracked nail can have that effect on me and the last time something like this happened, I was on the verge of shedding a tear. Fortunately a friend suggested a remedy that sounded funny but it exceeded my expectations and helped me get over the unfortunate event immediately.
Repairing a cracked nail with nothing more than a tea bag, some nail glue or base coat, a file and a scissor might sound like science fiction but I’ve got my shiny nail to prove it.
Since I couldn’t stand the idea of cutting all my nails for the sake of a cracked one, I jumped on the bandwagon and it took me less than five minutes to solve the problem. The idea is to cut the small piece of the teabag, in the shape and size that can be used to match the missing part of your nail.
Things you Need:
Tea Bag – meshed smooth kind of tea bag works best.
Scissors – (optional ) but I noticed that if you simply rip up the tea bag, it is more of a cinch to blend the edges.
Nail Buffer – To remove the roughness of the surface between layers and after finishing.
Nail Glue – to make the application more effortless, use a nail glue that come with a brush. Otherwise, you can apply a base coat.
Wood Stick – use to stick in the tea bag in place
- Clip the broken nail if possible, getting it as close to the tip of the finger or toe as you can. Gently file any snags, staying away from the split itself.
- Trim the tea bag or coffee filter to the size of a small patch that can cover the break in the nail. Paint the broken nail with a coat of clear polish.
- While it’s still tacky, gently place the trimmed tea bag/coffee filter over the broken part of the nail. Cover the nail with one or two more coats of polish.
- To cover the tea bag, use a colored polish.
- The final step is to buff over the nail one more time, and apply a finishing thin layer of base coat or glue to the nail and let it dry thoroughly before painting your nail with nail polish.