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I can't abide people that bite their nails. Saying that until I was about eighteen I used to religiously bite my nails, I'd always go through phases where I claimed I was growing them but I soon got bored of that and bit them all. I started having false gel overlays on my nails when I was about eighteen and since then I've never looked back, I do worry about the state of my own nail beds underneath the gels but it's a bit late for that after nearly seven years of it. Now I've got nice nails I want to show them off and tend to change the polish on them about once a fortnight, that's another good thing about false nails, the polish lasts for much longer as they don't let the moisture from your nail bed through to the varnish itself. If there's one thing I lack in life it's patience and when it comes to waiting for nail varnish to dry it's no different.
One of my friends recommended I try a nail drying spray which is basically a spray that you apply to your nails after painting them and it helps the varnish to dry and set much quicker than it normally would. I invested in the OPI Rapid Dry Nail Polish Dryer Spray about a year ago now after trying a couple of other branded products that just didn't work. This spray comes in a small frosted plastic bottle which has the brand and product name on the front as well as some basic information on the back of the bottle. The black spray dispenser top is covered with a frosted plastic lid which easily pulls on and off - this is ideal if your nails are wet as you've got less chance of smudging them. The spray itself is a clear liquid with a very strong smell, it smells a bit like nail varnish remover but with a slightly almond scent to it if that makes sense.
The directions recommend that you apply your nail varnish as you normally would and then wait one minute to let it settle. They suggest you then spray on one spray of Rapid Dry onto each nail, I find if you put your fingers together about three sprays will adequately cover all five nails on one hand. The packaging recommends you then wait five minutes and your nails will then be dry. That's all there is to it! I find that after you apply the spray it pretty much disappears straight away, it doesn't stay wet and it doesn't go greasy at all. The almond scent is quite evident and does mask the scent of nail varnish which is quite nice. After about four to five minutes you'll find that your nails are bone dry; you can touch them and the varnish won't budge, you can press on them and the varnish won't retain any marks at all. They're bone dry!
So the OPI Radid Dry Nail Polish Dryer Spray really does work, after a mere five minutes you'll find your nail varnish is completely dry and completely set... nothing can affect it then! Well nearly nothing. I always find that even when I think my nails are dry after about quarter of an hour I'll often end up smearing them once I start moving around, however this will make sure that your nails are dried to perfection within five minutes. It can also be used to restore shine to your nails between changing the varnish on them, just spray it on and let it soak in for a couple of minutes and you'll find your nails look instantly shinier. It's priced at £12.60 for 60ml on Look Fantastic or at £8.95 for 60ml on Slap It On. You can also purchase OPI products from professional nail salons or John Lewis stores. I would definitely recommend this!
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RapiDry Spray Nail Polish Dryer / Gives manicures a smooth, smudge-proof finish in just minutes / Recommendation: Great for restoring shine between manicures, too /