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Waiting on wet nails got you down? Lessen the dry time with these simple steps!

Play it Cool
Professional nail salons use fans to speed
up dry time, and you can get the same effect at home with your hair dryer. Just make sure to keep it on the “cool” setting, as hot air actually keeps nail polish from firming.

Freeze! Woman drying nails
Dipping your wet nails in water might sound strange, but again, the trick is to keep it cold. Before you paint your nails, fill a bowl with ice cubes and cold water. Once you’ve finished painting, dip your wet nails in for about a minute. Oppositely, if you’re trying to remove polish, soak your hands in warm water instead.

Spray it On
Although nail-drying spray is available at drugstores, you need not leave the comfort of your home to find a similar product. Spraying on cooking oil aerosols like Pam works just as well. Remember to wash your hands a few minutes after spraying it on so you don’t smell like canola oil!

Think “Thin”
If it seems like your polish takes forever to dry, it might be because you’re painting coats that are too thick. Instead, apply three very thin coats of polish, letting each dry for a few minutes before you paint the next.

Quick Dry Polish
How about polish designed to dry quickly all by itself? Try Maybelline New York Express Finish 60 Second Nail Color, $3.99 or check out Rimmel London 60 Seconds Vinyl Stars, (which goes for a shocking) $1.99. Both of these brands dry really quickly, have great colors, can be found at almost every grocery store/pharmacy, and are available at a trult great price! / Issue 134 - September 7690
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