Quick Drying Nails
Thursday, March 6, 2014
One of the things I use every time I paint my nails is a fast drying top coat. I love the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat ($10), which is unfortunately not pictured above because I'm out. It has a very thick consistency and gives a really high shine finish, and it dries your nails so quickly, I can start doing all the things I'd usually do in ten minutes or less. The top coat I've got pictured here is the Orly In a Snap Top Coat ($13), which I also really like and actually discovered before the Seche Vite, and which is sometimes better because the Seche Vite one tends to get really thick and goopy after a while. I don't think this dries my nails as fast as the Seche Vite, but it's a great alternative that probably lasts longer.
When I'm really busy and need to give my nails an extra push, I'll use something like this Koji Nailist Quick Dry Spray ($17 on Amazon). This is a Japanese brand that I picked up in the basement of Times Square, if I'm not mistaken, and essentially it's very cold compressed air inside a can that sort of freezes your nails and forces them to harden and dry when sprayed on. It doesn't hurt your hands unless you spray too much, so don't worry about that. I find that this really cuts down on drying time and this is always my go-to when I'm in a rush. The only bad thing is that it doesn't last that long, which you sort of expect from an aerosol can.
The other thing I like to use is the OPI Drip Dry ($13), which is an oil you apply to your nails with the dropper inside. You need very little of this and I do find that it helps my nails dry very fast, but the irritating thing is that it makes your hands quite oily because it spreads all over, but I don't really mind because you can just wash it off after. The weird thing about this, however, is that every time I look at the bottle I feel like some of it has just...disappeared, without me using any. It's the strangest thing and I don't know if I'm just imagining it or what, but I felt that I should mention it just in case it's not just me.
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