I hate my fingernails (even though I have a Pinterest board dedicated to nail art - you know, just in case!) Toe nails I don't mind and I paint them all the time. But my fingernails, especially the two thumb ones, keep splitting at the sides. Normally I just cut them off and suffer with short nails for a few weeks, but this time the thumb nail on my right hand split a bit too far down to just cut off.
Enter Pinterest. Pre-Pinterest I used to google just about everything. Now I search Pinterest for anything AND everything (Sorry Google, I still love you).
So what did I learn? Tea Bags. Yep - tea bags apparently fix broken nails!
Cut a small square (big enough to cover your break/split) out of the tea bag. Using a base coat nail polish, paint your nail . Whilst still wet, place tea bag square over your split. I then did another layer of base coat. When dry, top with whatever polish tickles your fancy!
NOTE: I had to repair both thumb nails - on the good one I used a blue glittery polish and you can't see the bag at all. But the one on the left hand (on the right in the picture above) I used dark polish and the tea bag sticks out way too much. Plus I smudged it....quite a bit. So don't use dark polish - unless you can paint your nails properly, which I can't!!!
Now I'll just have to wait and see if the tea bag bit hardens when dried and stops things getting caught it in (yesterday I was trying on a top in a shop and may have accidentally pulled a thread, or two, with my split nail!)
......And I have to repaint my other nail.
Where do you search for answers on the Internet? Is Pinterest the new Google for you?