REALLY broken nail.. is there a fix?

I woke up this morning to find the nail on my big toe has split horizontally almost halfway down, 1/3 way across. This happens on other toes quite a bit.. They're randomly break really low, and i just have to cut that spot off and wait for it to grow back. But I'm graduating this weekend and wanted to wear open-toe shoes. It's a HUGE chunk of nail that would be missing, so it would be noticeable, especially when they're painted a bright coral. I put super glue on it before I left the house. Is that my best option? I was planning on painting them today...
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I don't know how to fix it, but let me tell you - my girlfriend stubbed her toe and lost her nail last summer. As a joke, we bought her the press on toe nails. Joke was on us. She put them on and they looked fantastic. We would not have known.....if we didn't know!
So, all is not lost. If you can't fix your nail, cover it!!!!
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I don't know how to fix it, but let me tell you - my girlfriend stubbed her toe and lost her nail last summer. As a joke, we bought her the press on toe nails. Joke was on us. She put them on and they looked fantastic. We would not have known.....if we didn't know!
So, all is not lost. If you can't fix your nail, cover it!!!!
Originally Posted by 2happy
Yeah... I was wondering if I should get a thin layer of acrylic put over it. I'm going to get my nails (fingers) done today, and I prefer to paint my own toes, but maybe they'd be able to work out a charge for one (thin) acrylic toe...
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I bet they would!!
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I woke up this morning to find the nail on my big toe has split horizontally almost halfway down, 1/3 way across. This happens on other toes quite a bit.. They're randomly break really low, and i just have to cut that spot off and wait for it to grow back. But I'm graduating this weekend and wanted to wear open-toe shoes. It's a HUGE chunk of nail that would be missing, so it would be noticeable, especially when they're painted a bright coral. I put super glue on it before I left the house. Is that my best option? I was planning on painting them today...
Originally Posted by Befrizzled
could you use the acrylic powder solutions that manicurists use when creating nails to mend it until it grows out?

have you told your doctor about your toenails? the condition of our nails is often an indication of our overall health. if your nails often break off really low so that large areas of your nail bed would be exposed, that could indicate compromised health in some area. not to get you worried, but it seems to happen too often to dismiss it.

good luck in mending it.
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I woke up this morning to find the nail on my big toe has split horizontally almost halfway down, 1/3 way across. This happens on other toes quite a bit.. They're randomly break really low, and i just have to cut that spot off and wait for it to grow back. But I'm graduating this weekend and wanted to wear open-toe shoes. It's a HUGE chunk of nail that would be missing, so it would be noticeable, especially when they're painted a bright coral. I put super glue on it before I left the house. Is that my best option? I was planning on painting them today...
Originally Posted by Befrizzled
could you use the acrylic powder solutions that manicurists use when creating nails to mend it until it grows out?

have you told your doctor about your toenails? the condition of our nails is often an indication of our overall health. if your nails often break off really low so that large areas of your nail bed would be exposed, that could indicate compromised health in some area. not to get you worried, but it seems to happen too often to dismiss it.

good luck in mending it.
Originally Posted by rainshower
Yeah, I know nail weirdness can be an issue. I've never mentioned my toes to him (well, once -- it was a funny color, but it was just a little messed up from wearing too-small sneakers), but I have blood work done every 6 months for liver functions, cholesterol and blood sugar. My dad had a lot of foot/nail problems, and he was diabetic. The nurse at school thought my nails looked 'twilighty,'
but when I told her that was normal for me, she said OK.

I may go home and take off what polish is left on my other toes, file them down and then go ask the nail folk for help.
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They'll put an acrylic on it. My cousin messed up her big toe the entire nail fell off. She had a fake nail on for over a year until hers grew out again.
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Yes, or you can cover it with one layer of a tea bag and nail glue. File until it's smooth, then paint over it. That is how I fix my fingernails after I read it as a kid in my mom's women's day magazine.

Yes, or you can cover it with one layer of a tea bag and nail glue. File until it's smooth, then paint over it. That is how I fix my fingernails after I read it as a kid in my mom's women's day magazine.
Originally Posted by Munchy
I have done this on my fingernail before and it works great- a little tricky at first but it seems to work in a pinch!
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Yes, or you can cover it with one layer of a tea bag and nail glue. File until it's smooth, then paint over it. That is how I fix my fingernails after I read it as a kid in my mom's women's day magazine.
Originally Posted by Munchy
I have done this on my fingernail before and it works great- a little tricky at first but it seems to work in a pinch!
Originally Posted by Scuba Gal
That sounds easier to maintain if I have to... Unless they can be really REALLY thin with an acrylic, I don't want it... it'll look too funny growing out. I'll give that a try first. Thanks!!
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