Using Nail Glue to Repair Split Nails - Nail Expert Deborah Lippmann - Substance Nair & Nail Salon

Whenever I use nail glue to repair a split nail, the glue goes everywhere and my nail looks awful. What's the best technique?

When you first open the tube of glue, cut the spout at an angle (I use a toe-nail clipper). This will help you control where the glue goes. Don't squeeze the tube, let the glue fall out on its own, and only use a drop. Using an orangewood stick, press the glue down over the split. To make the glue set immediately, you can lightly spray the area with a glue fixer. (I love Let's Go from Isabel Cristina.) Once the glue is dry, buff the top. Apply another drop of glue, spray and when the area is dry, buff the area again. Then apply polish.

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