Oh the power of super glue.
Since I basically moved the entire summer, my nails have seen better days.
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.
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).
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.
I just wonder if I will ever be able to get the Super Glue off my nail…
One must suffer to be beautiful, right?
Seche Vite, the best ever. I can’t thank you enough for telling me about it. Now I have to get super glue 🙂
HA! I’m so happy you like Seche Vite, too. I seriously think it’s the best nail product ever. And here’s hoping you never need the super glue!!
I am so glad I read this as nothing is more distressing than a nail catching at everything.
I know, right? And I’ve had no issues with it getting caught on anything since I glued and painted my nails on Sunday night!