HOW TO FIX A BROKEN NAIL: simple nail hack

broken nail hack

Let’s be real. How many times have you broken your nail just before going out? Many times right!

But don’t worry I got you! Here’s a simple nail hack on how to fix a broken nail with just tape. No glue or extra time and effort required.


  • Invisible tape (matte finish)
  • Transparent nail paint/ Base coat
  • Nail paint (you wish to apply)
  • Nail file
  • Nail paint remover
  • Cotton
things you need


Here’s the easy procedure you’ll need to follow.

Step 1: Prep your nails to be clean


File your nails to an equal length and according to your desired nail shape. Clean any previously leftover nail paint and you are good to start.

Step 2: Put the broken nail into position and put tape

put tape

Gently push back the broken nail to its original position and take a piece of invisible tape, to stick on the crack. Cut off extra tape from the side, if any. (You can use a piece of tea bag instead of tape)

Step 3: Put a coat of transparent nail paint

base coat

Put a coat of transparent nail paint on the broken nail as well as the fellow nails. Let it dry completely. If you start the following steps without it completely drying, the tape will come off with the nail paint in the end.

Step 4: Put another coat of transparent nail paint

Just to make it stronger. Let it dry and move on to the final step.     

Step 5: Apply the nail paint you wish to

nail paint

Just like the transparent nail paint, apply one coat of nail paint and let it dry. Then apply another coat and let it dry too.


Taa-daa! You’ve got a new nail in 5 simple steps. No one will guess you have a broken nail.



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