Does Ice Water Make Your Nails Dry Instantly?

There are few things that render me completely useless. One of them is walking around with wet nails. I love painting my nails, but I don’t really like to do it because I can’t actually do anything when my nails are drying. Even after a few hours, I feel like my nails are never dry enough to do any sort of activity so I just sit around or try to pick things up with my palms. You know exactly what I’m talking about don’t you?

Well, there’s a little trick that’s been floating around on Pinterest. It says if you dip your nails in ice water after painting them, they’ll dry pretty much instantly. I’m always raising an eyebrow at these quick fixes, but I wanted to see if this actually worked because it would save me so much time. Click through to find out!

Have you tried this trick? Did it work for you? What other pins should I test? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Katie

    Sometimes I paint my nails while sitting in the drivers seat of my car, already buckled in before I have to go somewhere. I use the drive time to let my nails dry! The air conditioner coming out of the vents dries them in no time, or sticking your hand out the window if it’s chilly out!

  • Micaela Litsey

    It made my nails bumpy… It looks like their water drops stuck on my nail… The day after I painted them

  • Casey

    Ice water always does the trick! You would never think that something so cold and wet could actually dry something! I love the photoset here, it is very helpful for us visual learners! If you are looking for some new ways to dry your nails, guaranteed some of these will do the trick: . Thanks again for such helpful advice!

  • Pat Garza

    I like my nail dark nd that always takes 4 ever 2 dry. Nd I tried ice water nd I give it 10 thumbs up!!

  • Lissa

    Can’t wait to try it! My nails always take forever to dry so…

    Thanks Caitlin!

  • Abigail

    This actually worked really well for me which is cool except I smudged one of my nails on an ice cube.. Cool tip 😀

    • Caitlin Corsetti

      Yeah you have to be careful of the cubes! Glad it worked for you 🙂