Alright. I paint my nails on a regular basis. Because of how often I like to switch it up, I have even been known to paint my nails as often as 3 or 4 times a week. PROBLEM: since I paint my nails so often, it was necessary for me to find a way to get it done without taking forever to paint my nails and then have to wait another 30 or 40 minutes for them to completely dry. SOLUTION: All it took was coming up with a routine that included a couple of really great products. On the left is the cuticle oil. After I take my old polish off and wash my hands, I put that all over my cuticles (What I really mean to say is I basically do anything but pour it on to get a lot on there.) Then I rub some lotion on my hands. Then I use Sally Hansen Instant Strength for a base coat. -Side note: I think some people don’t see the importance of a base coat but I always use one. It keeps my nails from discoloring from polish & also since I do my nails so often, I think it’s important to have something on my nails that will keep them from getting brittle. –
Next, I use whatever color I want; usually 2 coats. This time I chose a Sinful Colors polish called Boogie Nights. & depending on my mood, I might use a glitter to accent one nail or even go crazy and put it on all my nails. I used another Sinful Colors polish called Pearl Harbor. (Is that an appropriate name for a nail polish? I’m not quite sure.)
Lastly, and this is the most important part to the process, is the top coat. I use a Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat and if they ever stopped making this top coat I don’t know what I would do with myself because I never want to use a different one ever again in my life. I don’t know who developed this top coat to be all that it is but I feel like I owe them a lot. This top coat offers so much. Obviously, it’s most obvious feature is that it dries quickly. But when I say dry, I mean that within 5 minutes of applying that top coat, I am back to living life without worrying about messing up even a tiny bit. Also, this top coat wears like steel. If I had the attention span to keep the same polish for any longer than 2 or 3 days, I would have no problem having a polish last for a week at least without a single chip. I can’t stress it enough, this stuff is the bee’s knees.
And then it’s done.