Here’s a nifty trick I discovered to help your polish dry in under three minutes:
You’ll Need: Ice, a small bowl, and water
The Technique: Post-polish, fill a bowl with water and ice. Once cold, dunk your wet nails for at least two minutes. The temperature can get a bit uncomfortable, so lift your fingers every 10 to 20 seconds if you can’t stand it.
The Logic: Because nail lacquers harden when exposed to cold temps, this technique will set your mani all the way down to its base coat.
Extra Nail Tip: When I’m at a nail salon and need to leave ASAP, I just ask the technician to fill a soaking bowl with ice cold water from their dispenser. Did this thrice already and it worked every time! Watch the faces of the technicians who aren’t familiar with this nail trick—they’ll go from doubtful to amazed to impressed. So funny! ♥
Do you have nail drying cheats? Share them with me by posting a comment below!
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