Tutorial: How to fix a broken fingernail by Honeymunchkin.com

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Original blog post: http://wp.me/p22GZ2-1lC

  • Added Oct 25, 2012

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Jun 21, 2013

Mai G.

Can you please tell us the name of the stretchy fabric, or where we get it? Thank.

Mar 29, 2013

Rachel W.

Where do you get this fabric?

Jan 06, 2013

Rachel C.

I love this idea but when the nail grows out what becomes of the patched edge? The nail will break in that spot after it grows out anyway? This is just a temporary fix i guess. Seems hard but i hate when all my nails are all even then one rips so i may try

Jan 24, 2013

Emelie J.

Yeah, I'm afraid nothing can permanently heal a broken nail, so this is just a temporary fix. I do this if it breaks near the finger, and then just file the nail down to the tear when it has grown out a little. It's not so hard, actually, you just have to be patient when the glue dries and with the gentle buffing, that's all :)

Great tutorial. I do this technique using a tea bag. I'll have to try it with a stretchy fabric as you did. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 15, 2012

Emelie J.

Yeah, I used to use tea bags as well, but I found that the patch started cracking after a little while, so I decided to try it out with fabric instead.

Dec 12, 2012

Tabitha L.

Did this a bit ago and it worked like magic! I used a single layer from a guaze pad for my fabric material. Thanks!

Dec 15, 2012

Emelie J.

Glad it worked out for you :) Anytime!

Thanks girls :) hope it's useful to you!
As for the stretchy material, it's just a small piece of fabric - stretchy fabrics tend to be slightly thinner than non stretchy ones, and so, less material to buff down. 

Nov 17, 2012

Janelle B.

What's the "stretchy material"

Nov 08, 2012

Stella T.

omggggg!! such a great tutorial!!
definitely trying this out with my next broken nail :D

Nov 01, 2012

Dinah D.

Great post!

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