A TikToker has shared a bizarre hack that will supposedly help make your nails last longer, which is perfect for many who’ve had their nail appointments cancelled due to new tier restrictions.
TikTok is fast becoming a platform for beauty lovers to get affordable and easy hacks, with the latest viral tip having divided opinion.
Shared by TikTok user @kay._.lianah, the video is captioned: “Too lazy/don’t have the money to get infills?”
The clip then shows the TikToker how she recycled her existing acrylic tips for second use and with just a little patience, managed to remove the nail in one piece. It is apparently good enough for a second application doing it this way!
The clip, which has over 10 million views, shows the woman’s grown out false nails and how they are soaked in an acetone solution. She then used a set of tweezers to remove the outgrown nails.
To ensure that the nail came off fully intact, she then used a tooth flossing stick which would help with breakage or snapping.
Next, she made sure that her real nails were buffed and smoothed out. She then filed the false nails back into her desired shape.
Guaranteeing they look as good as news, the false nails were reapplied with fresh nail glue and polished to look shiny and like a fresh set.
Alongside the step by step, the TikToker added a sound effect while claiming “no one will ever know”.
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Many have been left impressed by this handy beauty hack and one commentator gushed: “That’s so smart!”
However, some of the beauty fans advised against this technique, arguing it might not be a great idea when it comes to your real nails beneath.
One wrote on the clip: “This will cause so much damage to your natural nail, it’s no joke! Please don’t do this, just go soak them off. P.S. it makes your nails look s**t.”
Another agreed, simply commenting: “No, no and also no.”