Every woman desires to appear beautiful and well-dressed. For some women, this entails getting a manicure on a regular basis. While many people prefer to visit a manicurist, others prefer to do it themselves. Polishing your nails at home will undoubtedly save you money, but the downside is that it usually takes a long time to dry. Waiting for your nail polish to dry can be aggravating, especially after a few smudges. Before you begin coating your nails with your preferred polish, keep in mind that you don’t need many strokes to complete the job.
Typically, three strokes should be enough to completely cover your nail. This is a crucial tip for ensuring that your nail polish dries quickly and without leaving smudges. When polishing, begin at the base of your nail and work your way down the center, stroking the polish to the left and right sides as you go. If you’ve followed these steps and still can’t get your polish to dry quickly enough to do other things, these three tricks will definitely come in handy!
Make Use Of A Blow Dryer
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When you’re finished painting, take out your blow dryer and let it dry. Use the cool setting on your blow dryer for this method, as high temperatures can cause certain polishes to runny. Swirl the dryer around your nails in small, circular motions, being careful not to use too much force or to hold it too close, as this will cause ripples in your polish. If you have a nail polish dryer, that’s ideal! This is faster than blowing your nails dry with your mouth. Before you begin painting your nails, remember to grab the dryer and plug it in close by. You wouldn’t want to hang your clothes in the dryer with wet nails, would you?
Dip Into Ice Cold Water
If you don’t have a blow dryer, water and ice cubes will come in handy. Fill a bowl halfway with water and add about 2-3 ice cubes. Wait about two minutes after painting your nails to allow the polish to set so that it adheres completely to your nails. Then, dip your nails into cold water for a few minutes and hold them there. When you see water beading on top of the nail surface, your nail lacquer is completely dry. Rep the procedure for each coat.
I have yet to try this method, but many beauty enthusiasts swear by it. A spritz of nonstick cooking oil is said to be an excellent way to shorten the drying time of nail polish. If you don’t have any cooking oil, a little hairspray will do the trick. After you’ve painted your nails, spritz a little cooking spray on your wet manicure while holding the can about 30 centimeters away from your hand. This prevents the force of the aerosol from smudging the wet polish. Wait a few moments before rinsing your hands with cold water.
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Keep in mind that the thinner your coats, the quicker your nail polish will dry.
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