What do I mean?
Well last night I got to experience the epitome of nail blogger nightmares...a tear in my nail!
I was opening a box, and my hand slipped and I felt a pull and I looked down and it was all I could do not to cry.
This is what I found:
Now, it's taken we quite some time to get my nails where they'll grow nicely and I knew I wasn't going to be able to bring myself to cutting this nail and starting over.
So instead, I remembered an awesome tutorial I watched on Collette's (SimpleLittlePleasure's) YouTube channel for silk wraps for rips and breaks. Seen here:
So I carefully wrapped my thumb in a bandaid to sleep so I wouldn't snag the nail, and first thing this morning I ran to Sally to pick up some supplies. Now, I know you can use a teabag, but I didn't have any, or nail glue or any of the other things I'd need so this was just as easy of an option, and its nice to have a lot of extra silk wraps for the future.
Here's what I used (pretty much exactly what Colette used):
So following the steps in the video I proceeded to repair my nail.
|Here is the application of the piece of silk patch.|
|After trimming the excess, applying the 1st layer of resin, and filing off the excess patch.|
|After second layer of resin and buffing the seams to make the nail more even.|
|After applying two coats of Nailtrition.|
Hopefully the patch will stay on long enough for my nail to grow out, allowing me to file off the break over time without having the chop off the length of my nail.
Have you ever had to repair a break? How'd it go, and what did you use?
Hugs & Kisses & Great Polishes!