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Old 07-11-2013, 11:04 AM   #7
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I have been putting acrylic on mine for 22 yrs. I usually do it myself and it's second nature now. I keep the length short (but I don't have to; I could wear them at any length and in any shape) and my polish always looks good.

Back in high school I made this discovery of putting a few drops of KrazyGlue (not SuperGlue) in a bottle of clear nail polish and it made my nails rock hard and they grew to ridiculous lengths in no time. But then I ran out of the clear polish I'd been using, wrongly assumed any clear polish would work (it doesn't) and never experienced the same level of success w/ it. And eventually I discovered acrylic and never looked back.

Yeah, my nails were eggshells, too so I don't care that I have weakened them w/ the acrylic...they were already weak.
Cool trick. Which brand was it that worked? Was it discontinued?

That's the thing...I just made a lucky guess and paid no attn. Then I tossed the bottle, thinking I could buy any other kind and have the same results. But I couldn't. And I had/have no idea what the original brand was. I must have had at least two bottles of the first one bc I was doing this for almost a year. My nails were sick and everyone was jealous. And this was before anyone in high school was getting acrylics or anything so I was the only one who had these superbad nails. OMG I wish I could remember the stuff I was using. I got the tip from a friend of mine modeling. She hadn't tried it...just told me she heard that glue in nail polish helps and I just stumbled upon this. But oh so many disasters afterward, experimenting w/ wrong polishes.
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