(Closed) HELP!! Does anyone have any proven ways to fix a broken nail?!?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
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  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2017 - The Tall Ship Elissa, Galveston, TX

    I swear by the silk nail wraps… I just cut off a small piece of one, and use super glue to adhere it. File off the excess after it’s dry, then throw a couple coats of acrylic strengthener over it. Has worked for me a bunch of times! 

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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    My suggestion isn’t ideal…. I broke three nails right before my wedding. I had them repaired with acrylic. I was sad about having to put acrlyic on my natural nails, but it did the trick!  

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

    Tea bags and super glue! It’s the same thing as silk nail wraps but cheaper. You just cut a little square from a tea bag and glue it over the broken patch. Let it completely dry and then file it down and paint over it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le1UcCmIbNM

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

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    ElephantAndTheFlea:  I use this method too, but I just use a strong base coat (base coat, apply tea bag, another base coat, another base coat and let dry, file down, one more base coar and then paint)

     

    It’s not permanent but it will last a deceptively long time. Just make sure you wear gloves if your hands are going in the water.

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    Bumble bee

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    zoey0317:  

    I am like you about my nails…I have really nice natural nails and didn’t want to do anything “fake”; however, 1. I am nervous about breaking one right before my wedding and 2. I am getting married out of the country, 4 days after I arrive – I know a “real” manicure won’t still look perfect then and I don’t want to have to get my nails done there…I just trimmed all my nails to a short length and started gel manicures…my wedding is in August – by the time my wedding rolls around, my nails should look great…and the gel doesn’t look “fake” like some of the alternatives.

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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

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    zoey0317:  I second that with the silk wraps. Then I would maybe consider doing a fresh wrap and glue and a gel manicure right before the wedding. I never had luck with tea bags being strong enough but they could have just been the wrong kind. I think gel adds a lot of support to a broken nail with out being as dammaging or thick as acrylic. 

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    Silk.  I would go to a nail tech that can apply it with gel.  Like Bio Sculpture.  It will be super thin and won’t fake or thick.  I would not start messing around with DIY thiings.  Also, the reason your nail likely broke is that they are too long for the arch.  Your nails are quite flat and if you had more support through the upper arch, they would be much stronger.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee

    When I broke my nail I went to the salon and they super glued it together and put a VERY thin coat of acrylic over it. If your manicurist is pro with acrylic, she’ll have no problems making the acrylic portion seamless with your nail. You won’t be able to tell the difference between the others at all. Agree with PPs, not the time to DIY.

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    Bumble bee

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    zoey0317:  

    OH NO!! I am sorry for you and I am worried for me!! LOL…I thought the gel was more or less my “insurance policy”!!

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: Saint Domingue

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    zoey0317:  They can fix a broken natural nail at a nail salon easily and it’s pretty amazing.  

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