- 5 Second nail glue
- 5 Second filler powder
- Nail filer
Everything you need is here: very “handy”
I have silk wraps on my nails and use everything here to re-glue the silk once a week. What’s really good about this kit is the nail file, which is perfect for a glue manicure. It’s like no other I’ve ever found. Another reviewer referred to it as “sandpaper,” and maybe that’s the secret. The rough side smooths the glue/powder down and the buffing side buffs to a shine.Here’s the sequence: Using a regular nail file, file the nail to the length desired. If you have silk tips on already, file the nail smooth towards the base, where the silk has started to come off. Once the nail is as smooth as you can get it, apply glue over the base only, then shake a little powder on the nail. Let dry and shake off any excess powder. Apply a 2nd layer of glue. Let dry and use the kit’s square sander/filer to file the surface of the nail smooth, so the layers of glue and powder are undetectable. Buff and add polish.
Messy but somewhat effective.
There’s really no way to seal the glue container after using it, and the repair powder tend to fly a bit (so don’t use while in a room with a fan) but it did keep my nail together for about a day. However,it’s about as effective as nail glue and less effective than a silk wrap if you’ve got a really long broken nail, so I wouldn’t repurchase.
Heals severly cracked nails
The past couple of winters my thumb nail has cracked vertically from tip toward the bottom of the nail. Last year, it took several months to regrow. This year, I got this nail repair kit and managed to stop the crack before it became too long. It took a couple of months for my nail to grow out past the initial crack, but this kit helped keep the nail intact while doing so.The kit contains a tube of superglue with an additional extra long tip. The extra tip just got in the way because there’s no way to close the lid of the glue with the tip on. I ended up tossing it because the tip that comes on the bottle of glue is small enough; a bottle of extra fine, powder-like sand; and a file.On clean nails, you add a drop of glue and spread it over the cracked area. Next, sprinkle the sand on the glue while it’s still wet. Then follow-up with another drop of glue. Lastly, sand it down. I found that a glass nail file works better at sanding it down to a nice smooth level with the nail.This saved two nails for me this year. Now, I won’t be without it.
A Nail Saver
Clean the damaged nail. Apply a tiny amt. of glue to the damaged nail area, then sprinkle the mending powder over the glue. Let it dry, and smooth the rough edges and peaks with the back of a very fine nail file. Proceed with your manicure! It works, it’s easy and it lasts a good week or more. This repair kit is a part of my nail care basket!
Effective product but inadequate glue provided
This product works as advertised, but the glue provided only accomplished two repairs. I still have lots of powder left and am not sure what glue to purchase to replace the glue that ran out so quickly.