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Teabag Trick?

Post  Laura on Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:32 am

Heeeelp! Sad

My nail has broken horrendously, about halfway down - can anyone give an idiot's guide to the "teabag trick" that I keep hearing about? It's just a little split at the moment but I can see it getting worse...

I've got my Christmas party this evening and I want fab nails! Very Happy
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Re: Teabag Trick?

Post  starrystarry on Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:52 am

It's dead easy. You just need nail glue/superglue, teabag and a buffer.

Cut a small piece of the teabag to cover the split. If it's just a minor split you can use the inner part of the tea bag, if it needs more support use a piece of the rim of the teabag as its thicker and the repair will hold for longer. Put a small amount of glue over the split and put the teabag piece on. Let it dry for a couple of minutes then add some more glue. You need to make sure all of the teabag piece is saturated with the glue. Let it dry fully then start buffing. I usually use a really fine emery board first to smooth it out, then buff, buff and buff again. Hold it up to the light. Can you see the edges of the patch? If so, buff again until you can't.

Once it's painted you shouldn't be able to see it. If in doubt, add glitter, that'll cover it.

Enjoy the party x
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Post  Laura on Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:28 am

omg thank you, you're a lifesaver (well, nail saver haha) - looks like it's worked a treat! Very Happy
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Post  Babafette on Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:38 am

I'm glad to hear the teabag trick worked for you Laura and I hope you enjoyed your Christmas party. Smile My nail broke on Friday too while I was playing air hockey but I couldn't save it as it broke off in two pieces. Crying or Very sad
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Post  shoppingaddict on Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:18 am

My nails were getting too long to type with so I had to trim mine down over the weekend. But hopefully they'll be long by Christmas so I can attempt Christmas mani's!
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Post  stationaryace on Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:36 pm

urgh, nail broke but for once I'm at home so I'm giving this a shot. Plus I get a cup of tea out of it for my efforts.

My nail may end up smelling of tea...
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Post  backhoe71 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:03 am

oh my word. Broke my thumb nail half way down and remembered this thread. Have just fixed it and I'm stunned it worked. Thanks starry.

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Post  starrystarry on Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:41 am

backhoe71 wrote:oh my word. Broke my thumb nail half way down and remembered this thread. Have just fixed it and I'm stunned it worked. Thanks starry.
Ouchety ouch ouch backhoe! That'll take a while to grow out Crying or Very sad 
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Post  backhoe71 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:47 pm


Ouchety ouch ouch backhoe!  That'll take a while to grow out Crying or Very sad [/quote]
Indeed it will but thank goodness for teabags!! Very Happy 

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Re: Teabag Trick?

Post  SueD on Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:57 am

I saw someone fix a nail break using acrylic nail powder (??) on Instagram the other day.
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Re: Teabag Trick?

Post  Shezza on Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:57 am

I love, love, love this tip. One of my thumbnails has the hair of splitting a tiny bit around halfway down the edge and this helps keep things together until the split grows up to the tip. Without this tie k the nail always ends up breaking off and exposing the nail bed.
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