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Sunday, January 30, 2011

How to Fix a Broken Nail Featuring Sally Hansen Insta-Fix Nail Repair Kit

So it eventually happened. I cracked my nail. Not a big shocker cause my nails crack all the time. I have very weak nails so I can't grow them too long. If you have any tips on how to make nails harder, let me know.
With that said, at least I found a solution on how to fix it.

I purchased this Sally Hansen nail repair kit from my CVS haul, not too long ago and got it on sale for 75% off so I ended up paying only $2.49. Definitely check your local CVS for sales cause you may find this product marked down like I did.

Here's what you'll need: the Insta-Fix nail repair kit and a nail buffer.

One side contains the glue and the other end contains the bonding powder

Step 1 - crack your nail...not intentionally of course, lol
Step 2 - brush on the glue over the cracked area
Step 3 - add the powder over the glue immediately. Wait like 30 seconds and with your other finger gently press on the surface you applied the glue and powder.
Step 4 - once the powder and glue have set and dried (probably about 5 -7 minutes), use a nail buffer to even out the area. You may apply nail polish or a clear top coat over it.

  • Practical
  • Portable
  • The glue side smells like super glue but it doesn't dry as fast as super glue. It basically look like a clear top coat but with a thicker consistency.
  • The powder is white and very fine. Once it comes in contact with the glue, it sort of melt and then solidifies.

This stuff works and does a really good job too! After I fixed and buffed my nail. It looks like it never cracked. The whole repair process takes less than 10 minutes. The area that I patched feels slightly thicker and definitely stronger and blends with my natural nail. I'm very happy with this product and would absolutely repurchase. I'm shocked that I never heard anyone rave about this product! Highly recommended! My rating 10/10.


  1. Good info. I have really weak nails too from acrylic abuse XD so I just have them mega short now. I can grow them out and buy this for just in case :)

  2. What a great review on this product. I too have really thin nails. My nails grow super fast but because they are thin, they break all the time. I'll have to check CVS again to see if they have this.


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