So we have all been there – grown out our nails to the perfect length, then for something to catch on a nail splitting it. I hate it! Usually I relent and cut all my nails down to the the same length as the broken nail. I have now learnt the art of ‘tea bagging’ 😂 my nails to fix them should they break/split.
I do this with my Sensationail gel nail kit. I have taken some photos as I fixed one of my nails before coating my nails with holographic nail powder.
So my middle finger nail split and was catching on EVERYTHING GRRRRR!
So I cut an unused teabag up and sized up a piece that would fit on my nail and cover the split.
I then applied some primer to my nails.
I applied base coat to my nails. For the split nail I applied the base, put on the patch then applied over the top too. You kind of need to play around with it a bit.
I then cured under the LED UV lamp.
After applying base coat and curing all my right hand nails; I applied no wipe top coat.
After curing the top coat I applied holographic powder to the nails with an eyeshadow applicator. I dabbed it on then rubbed it on in a circular motion.
Once I had covered the nails with the powder I applied a top coat and cured.
As you can see my middle nail looks like all the other nails, despite the horrible crack underneath!!
I was so happy as I didn’t have to cut all my nails down again! And my nail wasn’t getting caught on everything 🙂
I had forgotten I had ordered some holographic nail powder on EBay, I think it came from China so took a while to arrive. After I ordered it I realised it is mainly used for gel manicures. I like to try things out and as I have no gel equipment I decided to try with any random nail varnish I have in the house. I think I will do a step by step tomorrow. You don’t get the full smooth effect as with gel nails however my nails, worksurfaces, phone, ipad and sofa or sparkling! I love love love sparkles and colourful things, you know like rainbows and unicorns!