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!
Get Some Ice Water
Your water needs to be really cold so let it chill (hehe) with some ice cubes while you're painting your nails. I put mine in a Tupperware container for optimum dippage.
Paint Your Nails
This is a really light nude-ish pink from Essie called Fiji. I used a base coat, two coats of polish and a top coat. My nails here are pretty wet.
Dip Your Nails
Submerge your nails in ice water for a few minutes. I left mine in for about three until I couldn't stand it anymore because it was so cold. Some people recommend longer, but I don't think there is an exact science to this.
Take Em Out
You'll notice that the water is beading up on my nails so what does that mean?
I was pleasantly surprised by this. I've read some other reviews of this method that said it doesn't work, but it worked for me. I even took a shower after this, washed my hair and did my dishes. My nails were DRY. I say it's worth a shot. The worst that happens is you'll have cold fingers for a minute.
Have you tried this trick? Did it work for you? What other pins should I test? Tell us in the comments!