My nails are like tissue paper. I have found a very effective way to repair broken nailssince mine break so often. I use Kiss brush on nail glue and, of all things, Kleenex. I brush on the glue and then put on a one ply piece of Kleenex torn small just to cover the break (the two layers of Kleenex separate easily) while the glue is still wet. Then I apply several layers of brush on glue over it. If the repair looks obvious and ugly I file on top of the repair, wet it, and file again until it is smooth. I have heard of using silk, tea bags, etc but really the Kleenex works just as well. I think all you need is some fibers to soak up the glue. I am hoping that by using Veralac and going short I won't have the broken nail issue so much.