March 18, 2018

How To Repair A Splitting Nail: Super Glue Hack

When my nails are long, they sometimes get these little horizontal splits. I find myself snagging them on everything: when I wash my hair, get dressed, remove nail polish with a cotton round. You get the picture. 

fix a cracked nail hack

Eventually, the nail breaks and I'm left with one short nail. So I  have to file down all the rest. I use the following tip often . It really saves the length of your nails, and it's so easy. 

March 13, 2018

French Tips: Sticker/Band Aid Hack

It's such a struggle to do a perfect french tip manicure at home. I can freehand my left hand just fine, but my right nails are always an uneven mess. This is my favorite hack for getting that perfect clean line. The best part about this method is, you can buy these Self-Adhesive Paper Reinforcements just about everywhere, for practically nothing. Any rounded sticker will work for this. I sometimes use the edge of a small band-aid. In a pinch, I've used the stickers that come on fruit. :)

Things you can use as french tip guides

Supply list
Your Favorite Polish (Pictured: Sally Hansen Jade Jump)
Self-Adhesive Paper Reinforcements, Band Aids, or any Round Sticker
Nail Clean Up Brush or old Angled Makeup Brush
Acetone or Nail Polish Remover
Top Coat (I use Seche Vite)

Step One: Apply stickers to a clean nails. Make sure the adhesive is pressed down onto your nails. I rub the top with my thumb. Check the edge for wrinkles or lifting. I place all the stickers before I move on to step two. You don't want to smudge your polish fumbling with the stickers.