If you frequently paint your own nails, you know it can be a time consuming process. With a base coat, two coats of color and a top coat, there's a lot of drying time involved. However, Glamour magazine's beauty blog recently got a tip from Essie Weingarten (the woman behind Essie nail polish) that might change this.
According to the news source, the optimum drying time between each coat is two minutes. That basically means that you can start on the next coat right after you finish painting all 10 of your nails. This makes sense considering how fast it takes professionals to paint your nails!
Next time you pull off a DIY manicure, use a base coat like Lippmann Collection – Ridge Filler Base Coat to give yourself a smooth surface to work with. Wait two minutes, then apply your color. Put on one more coat of color, then wait another two minutes before using a top coat like Lippmann Collection – On A Clear Day Top Coat. You should find that this saves you a lot of time – and your manicure should last longer as a result.