Hell on Nails

Oh the power of super glue.

Since I basically moved the entire summer, my nails have seen better days.

Nails at the end of day one...

Moving. Hell on nails.

I tried to keep polish on, as it seems to make my nails stronger BUT I somehow managed to bend a nail back last week, and now I have a tear right in the middle. So I will basically have to grow it out until I can cut the nail down. It has been snagging on my clothes, my hair gets caught in the little slit in the shower and I’ve been afraid that the nail would catch on something and my entire polished masterpiece would rip off (I shudder at the thought).

During Sunday night nail night, I had a very non-blonde brain moment (although if this trick hadn’t worked, I might be trying to type with two fingers glued together today). I wondered if Super Glue would hold the nail tear together, so any and everything would quit getting caught in the tiny sliver.

To the rescue...

Nail tear army of four.

I put one small drop of Super Glue on the tear and let it dry (be very careful you do not get the glue on your skin).  I followed with my normal nail routine. Seche Vite base coat, followed by two coats of polish (in this case Black Out by Sally Hansen, $2.49.  Don’t let the price fool you. This will stay on my nails for a full week).  No manicure of mine is complete without Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat (seriously, the best ever).


Where’s the tear?

Can’t tell which nail is broken, can you?  It’s my thumb – there is about a 3mm slit on the right hand side, that starts halfway down the nail. Ugh.

But you know what? Until I can cut my nail down, I’m committed to my new manicure addition.

To the rescue....

To the rescue….

I just wonder if I will ever be able to get the Super Glue off my nail…

One must suffer to be beautiful, right?



24 thoughts on “Hell on Nails

  1. LayonieJae says:

    Oh wow I’ve only just had chance to read this! That is amazing that that actually works! That has happened to be so many times so I will deffo keep your technique in mind next time it does… Your nails look fab by the way!! xxxx

    • Thanks Girl! I thought about you as I was using the superglue – wondering how you fix a nail break. It’s actually working! I’ve had my nail glued since Sunday night and you still can’t tell…hopefully it lasts the rest of the week!

  2. Crazy me–I think I like your mani-posts best. I’m living vicariously and loving it!

  3. Sheer genius. One blonde to another.

  4. kellisamson says:

    Style before comfort, as they say.

  5. SerachShiro says:

    Hahaha ……..that`s a good one, happy found 🙂 ! Wish you a lovely Tuesday ! Xoxo

  6. I must not be very girlie. These days if I break a nail, I just file down or cut the rest of them. Then again, my nails grow back quickly.

    • I usually do the same, but this tear is right in the middle of my thumbnail, so I have to wait for it to grow out. But shit kept getting caught in it and driving me bonkers. So, superglue it is! And, I’m totally jealous your nails grow quickly!!

  7. filbio says:

    Why am I reading this too?

    Beauty is pain!

  8. dannadesigns says:

    I have used this great trick also! Nail glue (used for acrylic nails) works too but super glue is always accessible in a pinch! Just use a nail buffer to remove. 🙂

  9. MrJohnson says:

    What the hell was I doing reading a blog about nails?

  10. What a great idea! I hope it holds. I hate it when I break my nails….

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