Take two for getting the perfect manicure. After my post last week, I washed the dishes and ended up smudging my manicure (-_-). Despite waiting 20 minutes, by the time I started washing dishes, they still weren't dry enough to withstand any level of abuse. I knew I needed a quick drying top coat so that I wouldn't have to wait the entire day for my manicure to dry. So on Friday, I headed to Ulta to see what I could find.

When I got to Sally's I went to the makeup aisle and finally got some NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream in She Devil and Bewitching, but that's a post for another day, lol (but get ready for my first lipstick swatch post). After that, I walked over to the nail aisle and looked around for some quick-dry top coat. Since I've used Sally Hansen products before, specifically the hair removal products and the Miracle Gel Top Coat with great results, I decided to go with their Dries Instantly 30 Second Top Coat.

Later on in the day, I decided to make another attempt at a manicure. I am noticing that I am getting better at painting my nails, especially the right side (thus proving that practice makes perfect). I used the Dries Instantly 30 Second Top Coat as a bottom coat, applied the nail polish, then the Miracle Gel Top Coat, and finished with the Dries Instantly 30 Second Top Coat. I sat still for about 10 minutes to let my nails dry. While I didn't wash any dishes, I did fiddle with the clasp on my shoes and to my surprise, my manicure was still intact. Then I washed my face, and my manicure was still good. It's been over 24 hours now, and my manicure still looks like it was done 5 minutes ago. I am very happy with this quick-dry top coat, and soon my manicures will look like a professional did it. Hooray!
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