my halloween challenge, #ScaryweenChallenge, is almost over and my nails have been pretty weakened by all the painting and removing the designs with polish remover. They chipped and cracked here and there and recently the thumb nail on my left hand bend over backwards and broke ….
Luckily I had already asked ORLY Germany for a sample of their nail rescue kit, so I could try it out for you and tell you my honest opinion.
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recently I ripped my right thumb nail. It was ripped down into the skin so I had to do something so it could grow out.
For this kind of situations I use only 4 things. A tea filter for loose tea, nail glue for Acrylic nails, the fast help repair from p2 and my p2 nail file for soft nails..
Alternatively you can also use a normal tea bag and a clear polish, but I prefer the nail glue since it lasts longer.
For the first step I file the area were the nail ripped. I use a cotton pad soaked in nail polish remover to clean the nail and then prepare the tea filter. I cut a piece in the size to cover the ripped nail and a bit more.
Then I put the nail glue over the ripped area and put on the cut tea filter. Carefully I use my metal file to push the filter into the nail glue and keep it in place. Wait a bit and let it dry.
After the nail glue dried completely you can use the soft nail file to file down the edges of the tea filter so you have a smooth nail surface.
When you get the result you wanted you can apply the fast help repair polish.
You should be left with a nice surface to even put on a nice nail polish.
Now your ripped nail can grow out without any pain.
I hope this post was helpful. Let me know how you repair broken nails. Also comment me after you tried this :)
I know it has been a while since my last [tips & tricks] post, but today I wanted to tell you what I do (not always, but from time to time) to keep my hands nice and soft.
Usually I do this on a Saturday or Sunday when my BF and I are having a movie night. I do this maybe once a month or so.
Starting off with washing my hands of course, rings and all other jewelry off and scrubbing my wet hands with one of my favorite p2 peelings. I really love the green one, but sadly they don’t sell it anymore so I had to get the new one as well.
After this is done I usually creme my nails with the nail wax from p2 and put the cuticle care on my cuticles as well as some nail food pomelo on my nails as well.
After that I take my The Body Shop – Mango Body Creme to thickly creme my hands. Why use that? Simply because my best friend gave it to me for my birthday and since I don’t use Body Creme why let it go to waste? It is also a great moisturizing hand mask.
I always put some plastic gloves on top (the ones you use to dye your hair) before I slide my hands into a pair of pink cotton gloves :P
I leave it like that for 2 hours or sometimes even while I am sleeping.
After removing the “mask” you are left with super soft hands that are well moisturized.
If you would like you could also cut off any access cuticle skin. I use my Wilkinson cutter for that.
and after that why not put on some more creme? :D
I hope that helped. I know it is a lot, but sometimes you gotta pamper you hands too.