As my Twitter followers already know, I cut through my thumb nail (and incidentally, the attached digit) with a chef’s knife yesterday. Since my tolerance for wearing bandages lasts approximately <24 hours and this slice will take 2 months to grow out, I got creative. “Just wear some clear polish to fortify the nail!” I thought, but I couldn’t find it. All I could find was the black polish from years ago, so I went with it.
It looks ridiculous and like some sort of post-Goth-cum-Emo (heh) fashion statement. And…
And I kinda like it.
1 month, 29 days more of this shit.
Electrical tape also works surprisingly well to hold your nail together in this sort of situation. Cut a bit of tape just the size of your name, and it will stick to the nail without being bandage-y. I suppose some sort of super-sticky first aid tape might work as well, but that was my method when I was stuck on a boat in Antarctica with a split thumbnail and large quantities of electrical tape.