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NAIL FIX: Nail Band-Aid

24 Apr

Hey everyone! I’ve had a lot of people asking about it, and so I  wanted to do a recap of one of my favorite nail tips:

The Tea Bag Band- Aid

Besides chipped and smudged polish, my other pet peeve with my nails would have to be…a broken or chipped nail. This hurts for me most because growing my nails out is a project! I’ve found 2 ways to that really do fix this problem: UV/LED gel polish and a tea bag.

Today I want to tell you all how to fix a broken nail with a tea bag. What you will need: nail polish remover, nail glue, a small piece of a tea bag to fit over the tear in the nail.

1.Clean your nail from any polish or oils with nail polish remover/acetone and warm water

2.Buff your nail a little to help the tea bag stick better

3. Apply some nail glue around the area of the break then put the piece of the teabag on top of the glue

4. Put more nail glue on the top of the tea bag

5.After letting the fingernail COMPLETELY dry, gently buff the area so that the nail is smooth

6. If necessary, wash hands and apply another layer of nail glue, dry, buff, and wash

7. Apply base coat and polish as usual

Because I don’t have any broken nails right now (surprisingly) I’m not able to show you pictures doing this myself. So here’s an illustration from Honeymunchkin.com that shows you what it should look like. She used a this piece of fabric which might also work as well.

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NAIL FIX: Around the House Nail Supplies

17 Apr

Hey Ladies!! Today I want to share with you all around the house items that act great as nail art creators. Because I love nail polish and everything related to it soooo much, it gets a little difficult to keep up with the new trends and maintain a balanced budget at the same time. So hopefully these will help you out as it has helped me out!!

Here are my top 5:

1. Apply a thin layer of nail polish to the bottom of a rubber stamp and apply to nail

il_570xN.1949308652. Use a hair pin, toothpick or a needle in an eraser for the dotting technique

580x350_ac3. Use tape for lines, zigzags, and half moons

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slide_246642_1424509_free5. Use eye shadow applicator brush for ombre nail finish

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