One of my Christmas gifts this year was my own personal nail dryer. As a nail art enthusiast, I’m probably one of the most impatient people when it comes to sitting still while waiting for my designs to dry completely, which usually results in messed up nails, a surplus of used cotton balls, and me leaving the house with smudged half removed polish. It’s not particularly pretty, so I was super excited when I opened my Christmas stocking and found a Beauty Chic Nail Dryer. I had seen them at Ulta, but never thought about buying one for myself.
This morning I took the liberty of giving myself a much needed manicure and broke out my nail dryer. I popped in the included batteries and painted my nails. This dryer works with a small level where your hand sits. By putting gentle pressure with your fingers on the level, the air blows through the vent and dries your nails in a VERY reasonable amount of time. The instructions suggest 2-3 minutes per hand, but because I went with a glitter topcoat, I kept my hands under the vent for 5 minutes. If you use any more than 2 coats of polish (which I typically do) longer is always better. Because I’m a goof, I also had to read the directions to make sure I’m doing everything right.
Since I was awake and aware of what I was doing, I figured everything was good to go. Seriously? Never use while sleeping? How is that even possible?
Overall, if you want a wallet-friendly nail drying alternative to sitting around and watching the grass grow, the Beauty Chic Nail Dryer is a great investment! I’ve tried it and it works!
Here is a picture of my most recent nails. The photo doesn’t really do justice to the sparkle, but my nails have 1 coat of Sally Hansen Maximum Growth, 2 coats of Ulta in “Grin and Berry It” and one topcoat of Sally Hansen Gem Crush in “Lady Luck.” Don’t mind the sloppy edges, I haven’t went across them with a q-tip quite yet!
Have you used a product like this? What are your nail drying tricks??