Why did the pig go into the kitchen?
He felt like bacon.
First attempt at galaxy nails, they’re kind of a nail artist prerequisite.
I found that those small makeup sponges that come in drugstore palettes work well for blending while maintaining precision.
*GASP* “I broke a nail!” You all know the valley girl whine that just went down. But really… I did. I think about 90% of the time I break a nail it’s on a car door, otherwise, it’s opening something that I’m for once not using my teeth for. #oops.
This used to be much more detrimental than it is now because with my OCDness, I’d file all the nails to match the drastically shorter one. It wasn’t so attractive… and while this trick is kind the beauty girl equivalent of duct taping you’re broken car light, it does work.
Step 1: Cut down a fake nail TIP (not full coverage nail) to fit the indention. Nail tips have a thinner section that you align with the actual nail so that at the tip it gets thicker like an extension of your real nail. I use a pair of old cuticle clippers to do this because it does considerably dull the blades. I cut both ends so that it covers a small section past the top of the white and then evens out with the tip of the unbroken edge. Follow??
Step 2: Use nail glue or super glue (which I wouldn’t encourage except for the fact that this is just a tip and it’ll grow out quickly) and put a drop on both the real and fake nail. Hold it tightly in place until the glue is completely dry. This prevents bubbling from trapped air and will ensure a lasting hold.
Step 3: File and buff until the thickness of the fake tip matches the thickness of the real nail. Be careful to avoid filing the top of the real nail so that you don’t make it too thin which is painnnnful. Then paint like normal and you’re good to go!