Friday, August 7, 2015

Healing A Broken Nail - Tutorial

Today I have part three of a four part series reviewing the products I was sent for review from Bio Seaweed Gel. Since the gel polishes they supplied me with do not require a top coat on the toes, I decided to try their No-Wipe Top Coat for another purpose, a broken nail.

It was a split second mistake that almost ripped off the free edge of my middle nail! I patiently waited all day to mend the hanging nail. It happened on the way in to the office. As soon as I got home I went to work on the nail!

What I used:
  • polish remover
  • super glue (or nail glue)
  • strip cut from tea bag
  • Bio Seaweed Gel No-Wipe Top Coat.
I carefully removed the polish from the nail. Once the nail was bare, I lifted the broken nail upwards and applied a small drop of glue. I then pressed the two pieces of the nail back together and held in place (make sure there is no glue on your fingers).

Once that dried, I added another few drops of glue to the nail and applied the tea bag strip. I made sure to fully cover beyond the break, but not the full nail. Make sure the strip fully adheres to the nail and absorbs the glue.

Once that had dried, I filled away and buffed out the excess strip (shown above) and made the nail as smooth as I could. This is when I applied my UV gel top coat and cured. I used two coats for added protection (shown below).

The thing I like best about this gel top coat is that it does not produce a sticky layer which needs to be removed for the polish to shine. Less work and time spent on gels is always awesome!

This has been wearing great for me and really fused the broken nail back together. In the past I have just glued a fake nail on the broken one and waited for the nail to grow back in, but this looks and feels way more natural and I get to keep my nail and length without chopping down the rest!

Do you have any tips for nail breaks? What do you usually do?

*This product was sent to me for an honest review, all views expressed are my own honest option. 

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