Nail polish is one of those things that everyone has in their home. It’s a must-have for any occasion, whether you are going to work or on vacation. But if you’re like me, your nail polish always seems to be dried before the time it says it will take! So, I’ve put together some tips and tricks to cut down your drying time so you can finish more quickly!

How can I dry my nails faster without smudging?

Nail polish drying time is a big deal when you’re in a hurry. But did you know that using the proper technique can help speed up the process? We’ve put together some simple tips to get your nail polish dry in no time!

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  1. Paint one coat of base coat and allow it to dry for at least 5 minutes before applying any color. This helps prevent staining—a common cause of smudges during application.
  2. Apply one thin layer of nail polish rather than multiple layers. This is because the thicker coats take longer to dry, plus they are more likely to crack or peel off over time.
  3. Avoid painting nails with different brands or colors close together because this will lead to uneven color and texture.
  4. Use a quick dry topcoat. A quick-dry topcoat is the best way to speed up the drying time of your polish. I like to use it, which dries quickly and leaves a high shine finish.

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Does blowing on your nails help them dry faster?

There is no definitive answer to this question, as blowing on your nails does not make them dry any faster. However, it can help remove any residual polish or wetness from your nails that could cause them to become brittle and susceptible to breakage. So, in a way, you could say that blowing on your nails does help them dry faster by promoting healthier nail growth.

Some other benefits to blowing on your nails are that it will also help remove excess moisture from your skin, thus allowing for a longer-lasting manicure. This comes in handy, especially when painting the tips of your fingers, because this is where you’ll usually notice smudges appearing since the base coat of polish does not protect them. Blowing on your nails can also help speed up the drying process of nail lacquer, so if you’re in a hurry, this is a handy trick to have up your sleeve.