Jan 4, 2012

My Way to Fix a Broken Nail

Mislim da sam ja ovo izumela, i prilicno sam zadovoljna. Pretrazivala sam Google i nisam nasla da je iko koristio ovaj nacin lepljenja zacepljenog ili puknotog nokta, a ako vi znate da nekog ko jeste, javite mi. Prvo da vam kazem kako je sve ovo nastalo.
Prosle godine, dok jos nisam imala blog, na 31.12. polomila sam jedan nokat. Bilo je popodne, tako da nista nije radilo, a jedini tutorijal koji sam nasla na internetu bio je sa kesicom od caja, i lepkom. A lepak nisam imala. Vremenom sam shvatila da mi lepak mnogo ostecuje nokte, tako da ne volim da ga koristim uopste. Da se vratimo na pricu... Moj tata je otisao da kupi cigarete, i rekla sam mu da kupi i lepak ako ga nadje, i rekla mu za sta mu treba. A on je usput smislio novi nacin lepljenja. Uz pomoc papira za cigarete, koji se kod nas zove Rizla. Bila sam skepticna ali moj nokat tada stvarno jeste preziveo noc.
Ove godine, na 31.12, zacepio mi se nokat (cudno je, ali mislim da je isti u pitanju). Posto sam imala papira za cigarete od prosle godine, opet sam isprobala ovaj nacin lepljenja, sacekala sam 5 dana, i i dalje stoji na mestu. Ako zelite da saznate kako ovo radi, nastavite da citate :).
Trebace vam : 
  • makaze
  • papir za cigarete (Rizla)
  • providan lak za nokte (ja sam koristila Isabelle Dupont - 201)
  • lak za jacanje noktiju (ja sam koristila Sehe Vite Retain)
  • blok turpija
Evo kako je moj polomljeni nokat izgledao : 

I think I invented this, and I am really satisfied with myself. I was browsing Google and I didn't  found that anyone has used this way to fix a broken nail, and if you know someone who is, let me know. First, let me tell you how I came up with this.
Last year, while I still haven't had blog, at 31.12. I broke a nail. It was afternoon, so almost none of the stores were open, and the only tutorial that I found on the Internet was with a tea bag and glue. And I had no glue. Eventually I realized how much damage glue makes for nails, so I don't like to use it at all. Returning to the story ... My dad went to buy cigarettes, and I told him to buy a glue if he finds it, and told him about what I need it for. And on the road, he thought about it and there was idea. With the help of the cigarette paper, which is called Rizla here in Serbia. I was sceptical then but my nail really survived that night.
This year, at 31.12, I broke a nail (weird, but I think it's the same nail as last year). Since I had the cigarette paper from last year, I fixed it again. I waited 5 days, and it still stands like there isn't any crack. If you want to know how this works, keep reading :).
You will need:

  • scissors
  • cigarette paper (Rizla)
  • clear nail polish (I used Isabelle Dupont - 201)
  • nail polish that strengthen nails (I used Sehe Vite Retain
  • Block file to remove ridges
Here's how my nail looked broken:


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Prvi korak : Sa blok turpijom, tj onom stranom sto otklanja neravnomerne ivice, blago isturpijajte povrsinu nokta.

Step one : With block file (the side that is used to remove ridges), gently file a area of your nail surface. 

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Korak dva : Namazite lak koji jaca nokte (ako ga nemate, moze posluziti i bezbojni lak).

Step two : Apply a nail polish that strengthen your nails (if you don't have it, you can use clear nail polish also)

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A evo kako bi trebao da izgleda papir za cigarete koji ce vam biti potreban.

And here's how cigarette paper that you'll need should look like.

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Kao sto mozete videte, ovaj papir ima jednu stranicu koja sluzi za lepljenje. Ljudi obicno liznu ovaj deo da bi on postao samoljepljiv, ali ako ste gadljive, mozete ga jako malo (ali stvarno malo) pokvasiti.

As you can see, this paper has one side that serve for sticking. People usually lick that side when they need to make it self-sticking, but if you think that's yack, you can wet it a little bit (but really little bit).

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Korak tri : Dok lak jos uvek nije potpuno suv, odsecite makazama onoliki deo papira (samolepljivog dela) koliki vam je potreban da prekrije pukotinu na noktu, liznite ga (ili ga pokvasite) i stavite ga preko pukotine.

Step three : While your polish isn't still completely dry, cut with scissors part of a paper (self-sticking part) that can cover your crack on nail, lick it (or wet it) and put it over a crack.

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Korak cetiri : Namazite nokat providnim lakom, kako bi osigurale da papir ne odpadne.

Step four : Apply a clear nail polish, to be sure that paper won't fell off. 

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Preko toga mozete namazati koji god lak zelite, ali predlazem da ne lakirate previse svetle nijanse kako se papir ne bi provideo. Ja sam nalakirala Look by BIPA #101 koji sam nosila za Novogodisnju noc.

Over it, you can apply any polish that you like, but I suggest not to use too bright shades because you don't want paper to transparent. I polished Look by BIPA #101 that I wear for New Year's Eve.  

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Konacan zakljucak : Ovaj nacin lepljenja bi trebao da prezivi do sledece upotrebe skidaca za nokte / acetona. U trecem (od pet dana koliko sam ga testirala), deo laka se bio odcepio na tom mestu gde je pukotina, ali sam samo stavila malo providnog laka i vratila ga nazad. Tako drzi i sada. Veceras dok sam skidala lak sa ostalih noktiju, slucajno sam krenula i taj i to je razlog zasto ga nisam duze testirala. Pretpostavljam da bi izdrzao jos. 
Tokom svih ovih dana, nisam bila nesto pazljiva sto se tice koriscenja ovog nokta (prsta), tako da smatram da je rezultat odlican. Ako probate, javite mi, volela bih da znam vase utiske :).

Final conclusion : This way of fixing a broken nail should last until next use of nail polish remover / acetone. On a third (of a five days that I tested it), part of a polish started splitting on a place where is a crack, but I putted just a little bit of clear nail polish and just putted it back. It held until now. Tonight when I was removing a nail polish from all other nails, I accidentally start removing from this one too and that's a reason I haven't tested it longer. I assume that I would last longer.
During this days, I wasn't really careful with using this nail (finger), so I think results are great. Long and healthy nail. If you try this, let me know, I would love to hear your experiences :)

10 comments:

  1. Odlicna ideja..ja sam radila nesto slicno sa bijelom papirnom tankom trakom i super je rezultat izdrzi dovoljno :)

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  2. Nadam se da mi nece trebati, ali ako zatreba (pu, pu), isprobacu, hvala sto si ovo podelila sa nama :)

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  3. Ohhh, that's a great idea. I have this happen sometimes, and it always makes me sad because I really have to work to get my nails to grow! I'll try this next time and let you know how it works. :)

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  4. Wow, great idea!!! Thanks for posting this! :D

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  5. rizle ;) znala sam za papir za vrećice čaja ali za rizle nisam znala...pametna ideja

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  6. Super ideja. :D Ali sumnjam da cu moci da nadjem taj papir. :/ Ne znam ni gde da trazim. :P

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  7. Grea idea!! i never thought about this lol, when i have a broken nail i just cut it off lol im so silly, im gonna try this the next time :)

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  8. ma ti si pametnica, ali ja se isto nadam da mi neće trebati... još samo kad bi mi nokti narasli kao tvoji ;-D

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  9. @S.Art by S.M. kakva je to traka? Mislim da to nisam videla.

    @Aurora javi mi utiske ako ti (nedo bog) zatreba :)

    @chaya bunny It happens to someone every now or then. Let me know when you try it :)

    @Ashesela You welcome :)

    @Ines hvala :). Nisam bila sigurna da li je rizla marka papira koji se kod nas prodaje ili naziv za taj papir. Drago mi je sto je jos neko cuo za to :D

    @AnyRainbow Ma imas ga u svakoj trafici, prodavnici ili bilo sta gde se prodaju cigarete.

    @romipo Try it, I hope it will work for you :)

    @nail crazy hvalaaaaa :). I ja se nadam da ti nece zatrebati. A moje mi ne pominji, vec su mi tri zalepljena rizlom, a ostali dugacki... Samo cekam da se iznerviram pa da ih sve skratim :D

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