I use THE AMAZING IBD 5 second filler...you can buy it here. You will need a nail glue (pref a brush on), a buffing block and a nail file.
OK so you remove all traces of polish...make sure your nail plate is nice and clean and free of any debris and oils (i always give my nails a quick once over with acetone first) Apply a thin layer of glue over the split. (FYI you could opt to cover the entire nail with glue depending on your preference and the severity of the split.
|sorry about the angle of the picture...oops!!|
Whilst the glue is still wet sprinkle a small amount of powder over the split/nail.
Apply another layer of glue over the powder and allow to dry.
When its dry the texture of the nail is rough to touch. Grab your buffing block and buff until smooth taking care not to buff to much or you will weaken or even remove the join you have just created.
|be sure to remove any debris like i have in my side walls and cuticle area! But you cant see any split now!|
Wash hands and away you go!
|the same side view as in the first picture...see no split!!|
|again sorry about the 'wet look' of my skin...cuticle oil alert!|
If this is done right this baby will hold out for ages so yay...no more seeing a split and thinking you need to trim them down to nothing! I really hope this is a help to someone. Much Mimi love to you guys xxx