Irrespective of whether you’re usually a patient person, we can all pretty much agree that waiting for nail polish to dry is agony.😣 Now that social distancing is the new norm, many are choosing the DIY option over professional gel manicures and we end up struggling with wet paint more often than we'd like.
So, whether you're practising your nail-art skills or changing colours because you’re just that bored, we've got some tips to make the daunting waiting process a little less torturous.🧐
Read through and consider these steps before the next time you pick up a bottle of nail polish and you will be well on your way to drying your nails in minutes flat.
💅🏼 Apply Polish In Thin Coats
You should always apply thin layers. The thin layers will dry up quickly whereas the thick layer will take forever to dry and will most likely smudge. Apply a thin layer and layer it up to opaque consistency.
💅🏼 Consider A Quick-Dry Formula
If you're willing to trade glossy, high-shine manicures for a one-minute dry time, try out a quick-dry polish. Many nail brands now make speed-dry formulas which are made with quick-dry solvents for paint that dries amazingly quickly. Although, you may be sacrificing the glossiness of your manicure, as many of these formulas have a ceramic-like finish.
💅🏼 Seal It With A Top Coat
While a clear top coat looks really pretty and just seals in your entire manicure, it helps it dry faster too! A quick drying top coat will help your nail dry faster. It will also give it a glossy finish with fast drying!