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Nina's Secret for Fast-Dry Manicures

Because ain't nobody got time for nails to dry.

It's no secret that I am addicted to doing my own nails. But it's been almost a year since I ponied up any dough for a salon manicure and that was only because I was getting married and wanted a gel mani/pedi to last me a week on my honeymoon. 

But for the approximate other 50+ manicures I've given myself over the last year, I've used OPI's Drip Dry on every single one. It's liquid magic. It dries my nails to the touch in one minute and dries completely hard in five. It also gets bonus points for giving me soft and snag-free cuticles. 

Before I found it I loathed the idea of achieving the perfect manicure only to smudge it fastening a button (I can't sit still) or wake up with lines from bed sheets after going to sleep post-polish.

It's my one true constant in my otherwise experimental approach to nail polish. (I like to test different color formulas, top and base coats -- currently, I'm into Butter London Nail Foundation and Seche Vite Fast Dry Topcoat. I couldn't imagine my nails going without it.

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OPI Drip Dry, $12, available at Ulta.

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