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Nail Hacks | How To Dry Nail Polish | Quick And Easy

Are you having troubles with drying your nail polish? Drying your manicure or pedicure can take quite some time so it’s a necessity to pull up some life hacks to dry them fast. Lucky you as you can kiss your worries away with this post. Here’s the ultimate guide to drying nail polish fast! Things will get a lot more convenient if you apply these easy and quick way.

Nail Hacks | How To Dry Nail Polish | Quick And Easy

Drying Your Manicure Should Be The Least Of Your Worries

I know it’s always a struggle to dry nail polish quickly whenever we do our manicure or pedicure. This is especially true if the nail art involves putting on several coats of polish on the nails. I’ve even heard clients complaining of having tons of work to do that they get discouraged with putting on some nail art because of the long wait to have them dry.

Unfortunately, having smeared or smudged nails is not just a total disaster but every girl’s nightmare. The worse thing that can happen after spending some time to get your nails all pretty and glam is to re-do them all over again. What a waste of time, right?

But thank goodness for life hacks as there are actually ways to quicken the process of drying the nail polish. Before you pick up a new nail polish color, take a look at these helpful tips.

Nail Hacks | How To Dry Nail Polish | Quick And Easy

Hair Dryer

A hair dryer can act as a brilliant replacement for fans used in salons. It can give the air needed to speed up the drying process. Remember to keep the dryer on “cool” though, as warm heat will soften the polish and stop it from drying. Apart from that – blast away!

Nail Hacks | How To Dry Nail Polish | Quick And Easy

Iced Water

Fill the sink or bowl with ice cubes and water. After painting your nails, plunge them in the iced water for a few minutes. Nail polish easily dries when it comes into contact with cold temperatures. This also helps avoid any chipping as the cold water solidifies the polish.


If the cold doesn’t intimidate you at all, then try placing your fingers directly in the freezer after applying some nail polish. In the same breath as the iced water, the freezer has a certain degree of coldness that can speed up the drying process.  This may be a little bit daunting to some but just think of how much time you’ll be able to save by doing this hack!

Nail Hacks | How To Dry Nail Polish | Quick And Easy

Cooking Spray

Using a wide range of quick-drying nail spray is not an uncommon practice in ensuring that the nail polish dry faster. However, there’s another spray you can easily find in your kitchen that can provide similar results. Go get a cooking spray to use as your final coat. Once done with your nails, spray them with the cooking spray. Leave for a few minutes then wash off.

Thinner Coat

Ok, so this one is fairly obvious. Adding thicker coats of nail polish can lag the drying process for a few more minutes. Nevertheless, if you’re that desperate for your nails to dry quickly, you can actually add a few drops of thinner into your nail polish so it’s easier to work with. Bonus part is it also dries up faster.

Nail Hacks | How To Dry Nail Polish | Quick And Easy

Essential Oil

Adding essential oil to the nails can help speed up the drying process. You can actually use different types of oils – lavender, sunflower, baby, and cuticle just to name a few. There are two ways to make use of the oil once you’re done applying the nail polish. First, fill a bowl with the oil then dip your nails into the mixture for a few seconds. Second, you can fill up an old polish bottle with oil then apply it directly to the nails using the brush.

Do you want to see proof that these hacks actually work? Here’s a video from Alexandra’s Girly Talk using iced water in drying her nail polish:

These nail polish hacks are absolutely life savers! Apart from convenience, these can help us conserve a lot of our precious time.

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Which of these tips are you excited to try? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Visit my Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook page as well for more wonderful nail design ideas.

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