Nail Fix Technique – Silk Wraps

It happens to the best (and worst) of us – a torn nail ! And it usually happens when you have a full set of nice long nails. But don’t fret, there is a fix! I’ve been using this method for a while, and it is a total life-saver. But I’ve learnt a lot through trial and error, so I thought this might be worth sharing :)

The buffer is very important – it must be at least 280 grit to be gentle enough. So 320 grit would be fine, but don’t be tempted to do this with a 240 grit – it is just too rough!

The glass nail file is also really important. If you don’t have one, try to find a file with very little cushioning. Not a nasty, cheap emery board or metal file – those should never be going anywhere near your nails – but a fine-grit zebra file will do in a pinch.

Long-nosed tweezers are super handy too, but you can do it with your fingers if you don’t have any. Don’t be tempted to try it with a pair of heavy-duty pliers! If you can’t pick up a rhinestone with them, they’re not delicate enough ;-)