I often get asked about how I manage to find time to do my nails. During a typical week I change I change my nail polish at least twice. I like variety and I hate it anytime my nails look less-than perfect. It’s just a nice feeling to look down at my hands and be happy with the pretty color on my nails.
People complain that that one of the reasons they don’t do their nails is the drying process. It can be long and sometimes a disaster with smudging. My secret to making a manicure less time consumer is a good dry-fast topcoat.
I have two topcoats that I use on the regular. One is Seche Vite Dry Fast Topcoat. A nail tech used Seche Vite on my nails a few years back and I’ve been hooked since. This topcoat cuts my drying time down to 2-3 minutes or less and leaves my nails super shiny.
My other, less-expensive go-to is Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Anti Chip Top Coat. This was my first love as far as topcoats go. I feel like this one is a little thicker than the Seche Vite. So I alternate which one I use depending on how thick my base nail color is. If I’m using a nail color that is thinner in texture, then I’ll use the Sally Hansen. If I’m using a nail color that is thicker in texture then I’ll use the Seche Vite.
Even when I get my nails done professionally, I’ll freshen them up every couple of days with a layer of topcoat in order to provide my nail color more protection and shine.
Both of these topcoats are awesome options and the sole reasons that my nails stay on point. The only drawback that I have found with both formulas is that once I get about three quarters done, things can go bad. Air bubbles sometimes start to form and they both seem to get thicker and harder to apply.
What topcoats have you guys found to be life-savers? Let me know in the comments!
With Grace + Love,