Day 184 – Speed Drying Nails


Figuring out when to paint my nails is a tricky thing. The only time I can really do it is at night after the little man goes to bed. If I don’t do it right away, they will still be wet when I go to bed. No good! So when I saw this pin about speed drying nails, I was intrigued.

Before you start painting your nails, fill a large bowl with cold water and a few ice cubes. After you are done painting your nails, put your hands or feet into the water for 3 minutes. It’s not as unbearable as you think. I thought it was going to feel way too cold to keep them in there for 3 minutes, but the heat of summer probably helped.

As soon as I took my feet out of the water, I checked to see how dry they were. They were almost totally dry, but not completely. I let my feet air dry for a few minutes and as soon as my my feet were dry, so was the polish. I’d say that’s pretty good!

The pin also claimed that if you have any stray polish on your skin, that it will come right off in the water. False. I purposely did a messy job of painting my nails so I could test this out and all of the polish was still on my skin when I pulled my feet out of the water. That’s not a deal breaker for me though. I used a base coat, the color, then a top coat. I’d say my nails were completely dry in under 10 minutes. That’s enough for me.



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  1. I do this one all the time, one of my favorite pins ever!!

  2. In order for the nail polish to come off with water is usually hot water. Me and my friends agreed that its easier to just take it off in the bathroom after a hot shower…

  3. Before painting my nails, I use a Q-tip to put Vaseline along the edges of my cuticles. Once my nails are dry, then I just wipe off the Vaseline & voila! No more polish on your skin! Don’t get the Vaseline on your nails though, or the polish will come off your nails too. I love it, plus it gives my cuticles a good moisturizing. 🙂

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