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Chipped nail? Relax, here's how you quickly fix it

You might have a heart attack when that manicured nail chips right before a party. Here's how you deal with the problem.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 24, 2015 18:13 IST
Snigdha Ahuja
Snigdha Ahuja
Hindustan Times
Manicure,Chipped nail,Nail care
Don't panic if a manicured nail chips. We tell you how to fix the problem. (Shutterstock Photo)

Here’s a nightmare scenario. You are heading for a party, high heels on point. Just when you are leaving, you have a complete #fail moment: a manicured nail chips. Breathe girl, don’t panic! Here are the fixes:

Tea bag solution: Give a quick detox to your talons and repair the chipped nail by covering it in a teabag wrap. Take the bag and cut it at top, emptying out the contents. Now, cut a sliver of the bag, a little larger than the length of the entire nail that needs to be covered, and wrap the injured nail with it. With scissors, cut off any excess. Bring the wrap to the shape of the nail with a filer. Finish with a top coat.

Nail glue: In case your chipped nail is actually a full break, with the top crescent completely detached, fasten it back with the help of nail glue. This glue is available online, and is also a part of your DIY manicure kits. Cover this particular nail with a transparent top coat for a stronger hold. While a lot of glues provide an applicator, you can alternatively use a toothpick.

Tape it: Cut a strip of tape and use it to cover the broken part. The trick here is the neatness, so with a sharp-edged nail, manually file the taped nail. Finish with a top coat.

Fabric fix: Like the tea bag, use a thin strip of tulle or sheer silk. First, use nail glue to re-instate the broken tip. Now, paste an elongated strip of the fabric on the entire nail. When the nail is wrapped entirely, use a top coat to strengthen the nail and finish off with nail paint.

First Published: Jul 24, 2015 18:02 IST