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Broken nail! If I do the tea bag trick...

(10 Posts)
Nabootique Mon 05-Jan-15 09:26:39

... how do you maintain it? Can you just keep redoing it every time you take the nail varnish off until it sort of grows out? Does it actually work?

Hoppinggreen Mon 05-Jan-15 09:29:43

I use toilet roll or kitchen roll (separated into 1 layer) and clear varnish.
It just grows until it's LNG enough to cut off and file, you can top up the clear varnish f you need to

Nabootique Mon 05-Jan-15 15:44:47

Thanks. I used kitchen roll instead and it seems fine so far smile

ZammoMcGuire Mon 05-Jan-15 16:52:51

just looked this up- what a faff, just file your nail down

Nabootique Mon 05-Jan-15 20:17:18

It was my index finger so would have looked really odd, and it was right down at the quick, so didn't want to do all nails the same length. Only took a minute to fix.

Ludways Mon 05-Jan-15 20:35:34

I have long nails and I've tried to do that before but I think it looks worse than a short nail. No matter how neat it is, it still looks bumpy.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Mon 05-Jan-15 20:42:01

never heard of this - sounds cool, must check it out!

Hoppinggreen Mon 05-Jan-15 20:46:33

I only do it if the nail has broken far enough down to actually be painful.
I'm not too bothered about a short nail

OrangeSquashTallGlass Sun 19-Jul-15 15:36:10

I've just searched for this tip in the hope of hearing success stories. I've just broken my big toe nail more than halfway down!!!! It's hanging on by a thread and I've just done a bit of tea bag diy on it. Please oh please let it work, I don't want to loose my toenail!!

<<breathes into paper bag>>

CointreauVersial Sun 19-Jul-15 18:54:53

If you use a little spot of Superglue to secure your teabag/tissue it will resist nail varnish remover. Dries good and hard too.

It usually lasts just long enough to grow a critical mm or two.

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