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show your nails who's boss!!!
This is one for all those of you who have fingernails that tend to split and peel ( meaning you can peel off the upper layer, dunno how you native guys would call it ;) ).

Please note that this is NOT a SOLUTION to the problem but merely a last minute rescue before having to cut your carefully groomed nails...

Furthermore: This method is NOT invisible! You will have to cover it in a opaque colour.

Posted by FrolleinKram from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States • Published See FrolleinKram's 127 projects »
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  • How to paint a nail painting. Sos Nail Rescue Plus Nail Designs - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your material:
    - A tea bag ( you can get tea bags for loose tea or just sacrifice a bag of pre-packed tea ;) )
    - Your base coat of choice, I'm using Misslyn Repair polish.
    - a soft, gentle nail file ( no metal or glass )
    - Uhm, your nails, obviously? :D

  • How to paint a nail painting. Sos Nail Rescue Plus Nail Designs - Step 2
    Step 2

    Rip the tea bag tissue into little pieces. You can do like I do and rip a lot and store some for later use, or you just rip a few.
    First of all: you won't neccessarily need 10 of them. If, say, 5 of your nails show splitting symptops, you'll only need 5 little pieces, right?
    Try to get the size about right so you're ready to go once you started. Small pieces for your pinkie, bigger pieces for your thumb, you'll get the idea.

    I do not recomment cutting the pieces because the define edges might show!

  • How to paint a nail painting. Sos Nail Rescue Plus Nail Designs - Step 3
    Step 3

    Work slowly and thoroughly: Give your first damaged nail a layer of base coat. after a few seconds - before the polish dries! - pick a piece of tissue and lay it down over the damaged white part of your nail. You don't need to cover more!

    gently press down with your finger tips, dab down stubborn edges with the polish brush.

    LET DRY!

    Give it another layer of your basecoat, covering the length of the tissue also. Work from the tip down to smooth down the lower edge of the tissue.

    Give your undamaged nails a normal layer of basecoat.

    Let dry!

  • How to paint a nail painting. Sos Nail Rescue Plus Nail Designs - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once everything has dried - this is VERY important!! - get your file and carefully and softly (!) file off the excess tissue in a downward motion ( see picture ). If your nails aren't dry yet, you'll just pull off the tissue again.

    The excess tissue will come off by itself once filed down everywhere, don't pull it off.
    It's basically the same step you'd do for a nail foil. :)

  • How to paint a nail painting. Sos Nail Rescue Plus Nail Designs - Step 5
    Step 5

    Here's what you'll end up with.

    Continue your usual nailpolish procedure from here. I recommend using opaque polishes that are not too runny but rather thick and gooey as the texture of the fixed nail might snow.

    Please note that if you go and take a bath or swim, you will be able to peel the tissue off. You'll have to remove / undo this after a long soaking session.
    The tissue comes off easily with nail polish remover.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Sos Nail Rescue Plus Nail Designs - Step 6
    Step 6

    *drumroll*

    From here on, it's just nail designs I made. :P

    I call this one 'before dawn': Purple gradient on translucent pink base with black design.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Sos Nail Rescue Plus Nail Designs - Step 7
    Step 7

    Candy shop, my alltime favorite.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Sos Nail Rescue Plus Nail Designs - Step 8
    Step 8

    The Thing from the Swamp: Steel grey with a sweep of red/green changing pigments, black claw marks.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Sos Nail Rescue Plus Nail Designs - Step 9
    Step 9

    Water Marble style

  • How to paint a nail painting. Sos Nail Rescue Plus Nail Designs - Step 10
    Step 10

    Laggon ( on acrylic nails I had last summer ): glittering lilac base with a blue gradient and black swirls.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Sos Nail Rescue Plus Nail Designs - Step 11
    Step 11

    Most recent design, 'Mermaid': Steel grey to blue gradient, embellished with some glitter particles and a few rhinestones.

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jenny.furner
jenny.furner · Boggabri, New South Wales, AU · 2 projects
I've read this over and over again and never understood what you mean by 'splitting' now I totally understand and this is the most frustrating problem in the entire world, like ever! Thank you soo much! will definitely try it next time!
FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
Hehe... I wasn't sure about the word, I'm not a native speaker.
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blurrymind
blurrymind · Alameda, California, US · 32 projects
love the mermaid gradient nails.
prettymarshmallow.blogspot.com
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munday.wendy
munday.wendy · Weymouth, England, GB
just when my nail split i came across this thankyou you are a life saver very impressed on how well this works applied it on top of nail and underneath
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linda e.
linda e.
love the tea bag idea!
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Belinda's Grace
Belinda's Grace · London, GB · 7 projects
love the water marble style! ....wish i had nails :/
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