Fix A Broken Nail

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Don't you hate it when you get a deep tear in just one nail? We've got an easy DIY trick to repair your cracked nail with a tea bag and super glue!

What You'll Need:

  • 1 Paper tea bag
  • Super glue
  • Nail file
  • Top coat

Step 1

CUT TEA BAG

Empty out the contents of your tea bag and cut a rectangular strip large enough to fit over the broken area of your nail.


Step 2

PREPARE NAILS

Create a smooth surface to work by filing the damaged area smooth. Lightly buff the nail bed if it feels uneven or rough.


Step 3

LAYER GLUE AND PAPER

Apply a thin layer of super glue then lay your tea bag paper on the torn area. Press down lightly with your finger to stick the tea bag to the nail, then layer a second coat of glue for extra hold. Wait for the super glue to dry, then apply a final a third thin layer of glue. Trim the excess tea bag paper with scissors.


Step 3

BUFF AND POLISH

Continue filing the excess paper until your nail bed and edges are completely smooth. Take a cotton pad with nail polish remover and take off any excess super glue residue. Seal your damage disguise with a nourishing top coat.