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How do you get your nail polish to dry quicker?

When I use one coat it dries just fine...hard as a rock, lol. But after I apply the second coat, I swear it takes HOURS to dry completely. If I bump my nails it leaves dents or marks on them. Am I just using the wrong kind of polish? Recommend me something that dries quickly and won't chip off after doing the dishes please, lol.


Asked by ReneeK3 at 2:47 PM on Oct. 1, 2008 in Beauty & Style

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Answers (9)
  • Run your nails under cold water this works I promise

    Answer by logansmom911 at 3:12 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • I'm honestly a cheapskate, but I find the Wet 'n' Wild brand dries faster. I think it's because it's more cheaply made and there is less to it. It chips off faster, though. I use the thinnest coats imaginable, too, and that usually helps.

    Answer by KatieBatey at 3:02 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • Sally Hansen makes a lear topcoat that dries your nail polish. I absolutely love it and use it all the time

    Answer by mamapotter at 5:21 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • There are nail drying sprays and ones you paint on like polish. Also, quick drying topcoats work great!! I have done the cold water thing too... works well. I usually throw a couple of ice cubes in a bowl of cold water and let my nails soak.

    Answer by drowninginboys at 5:38 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • Cold Water works great.

    Answer by Tinkerbell3396 at 11:29 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • ice water

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 9:04 AM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • I use OPI Rapidry spray. Works like a charm.

    Answer by bianchi01 at 8:30 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat. Best for the price by far.

    Answer by ljclay at 6:49 AM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • I use Duri top coat. And their base is great too. I buy them at Ricky's or on Ebay.

    Answer by Sevastiana at 10:53 PM on Oct. 8, 2008