I'm scaling back on how frequently I post, but I really want to at least try to keep up my pin tests each week. This week, I needed something quick and already on my to do list.
So I decided to paint my nails and see if this "quick dry" technique really works.
(Don't worry...I know my paint job is messy. It's apart of the test.)
This tip was one of those pins with a link to no where. So I did just what the caption said:
"How to Dry Nail Polish Quickly: submerge wet nails in cold water for 3 minutes. The polish will dry completely, and it gets rid of any that got onto your skin!"
So, I painted my nails...
I used this affordable (*cough* cheap) nail polish, so nothing fast drying or special.
I did a base coat which dries quickly. Then my first color coat.
I soaked them in ice cold water for 3 minutes. Which is uncomfortable! Eventually my hands numbed and I didn't feel it.
Then I repeated the process with one more coat and then the top coat.
Did it work? Yes and no.
When the water was ICE cold, it seemed to work pretty well. As the water warmed up, it worked less and less.
The messy extra polish on my skin didn't slide right off, though I'm sure it made it easier to scratch off. I didn't do it because the polish still wasn't dry enough for scratching after I soaked them. :(
Will I do this again? Not likely. It's impractical and undesirable to soak your extremities in freezing cold water at any other time of the year except summer.
You have to keep the water super cold for it to work. It seems like more effort and stress to keep replenishing a bowl of water with ice just to save a few minutes of drying time per coat.
Nah...I'll stick to lazing out and watching a movie while I paint my nails and let them dry normally. :)
Maybe there was more to the original tutorial, but just following the pin's caption, this one is a dud. My apologies...this is probably as critical as I'll get with these pin tests. I don't want to offend anyone.
On another note...
I want to give you all a big huge hug right now. Thank you, thank you for your words of support and love to Monday's post. Since posting, I have felt so much lighter and liberated. This week has been much better and your wonderful words have stuck with me. I will cherish and refer back to the comments in that post for a long time.
Many thanks. I hope your day is delightful. :)