Here was my savior! All I had to do was brush on some of the nail glue (which is an irritant, so don't get too much on your cuticles!), dip it in the white sparkly powder (ooooo), and then lightly buff the nail once it was dry. Easy peasy!
Not a bad deal right? Into the powder the nail goes! And your nail is then ROCK SOLID! It's kinda like having artificial nails a bit. Getting it off required about 20 minutes of soaking/scrubbing though, so that's the only rough stuff.
So as you can see, my nail is totally fine (gritty with powder but fine) after about 2 weeks now. This stuff is so awesome! And with base coat/polish everything is great. This kit is a life saver, and I suggest you give it a whirl! It gave my nail much more stability than the tea bag method!