How to Dry Your Nails in a Snap

Spending money and time on a manicure can quickly become a waste—get one little smudge and it’s over. Learn how to easily dry your nails with household products and tricks from professionals.

1. Cold Water

It may sound counterproductive, but dipping your nails in cold water after a mani will help them set. Fill a bowl with cold water (or fill your sink) before painting nails. After applying your topcoat, submerge your hands for at least 5 minutes. When you remove your fingers, they will be dry and ready to go!

VV Tip: If you can stand it, drop a few ice cubes in the water to speed up drying time.