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Friday, October 12, 2012

The Nail Files

One of my least favorite things to do is wait for my nails to dry.
Unfortunately, that's a true statement. 

I'm always looking for new tricks to speed up that process. 

You might be wondering "what do those things have in common?"
Yesterday on Pinterest I found something that said you can spray your nails with 
Pam after you paint them and it will completely dry them.

Certainly it must work.

I had to give it a shot but I wasn't about to mess up a fresh full mani if this trick turned out to be bogus.
I decided to just paint my thumb, spraying it with Pam a mere 30 seconds after polish. 
I waited another 30 seconds and wiped it off. 
Good news - the Pam came right off. Bad news - so did the nail polish. 

After researching a bit more this morning I found that waiting a minute or two after painting your nails to spray the Pam can make a huge difference in the results.

I just wanted to throw this to you ladies to see if you've heard of this trick or if you've proven it to be a myth.

UPDATE: PAM contacted me letting me know that they have a section on their website of all the different things you can do with it. I'm heading over to check it out now! :)

I'd also love to hear if you have discovered any other tips on getting your nails to dry faster.
Hook a sista up. 


  1. Wow Pam, um I never heard that one. You can get a fast dry top coat like Seche Vite, Nubar Diamont, or Out The Door. These polishes dries the nail within 1-2 minutes. It's about 10-15 minutes to full through dry. But you can start moving around at the 1-2 minute mark. They also provide high glossy shine.

  2. I run my nails under a slow-running faucet of cool water, and it works every time for me! If you bang your nails up against something, half of the time it'll still ding them up, but for the most part they'll be dry!

  3. hm, hadn't heard of that. but thanks for trying it out for me so I don't have to try myself ;)

    have a great weekend!

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

  4. I just heard about this too. I need to try it:) I love your blog header and the overall look of your blog:) Found you through the linkup!

  5. I'd seen that Pam thing on Pinterest too. I have the drying drops from Julep and they work great for quick drys.

  6. i just use seche vite top coat which dries super fast! i bet its less messy too!

  7. Out the Door or Seche Vite top coat! Also running under ice cold water helps :)

  8. I saw this on PInterest and I wondered if it was too good to be true! Thanks for sharing:)

  9. Well shoot I was really hoping that was going to work! I use the Nutra Nail Speed Dry topcoat and it really helps my nails dry fast.

  10. Shoot, I was so excited when I started reading this--I thought for sure it would work! I haven't found any good tricks to make them dry faster!

  11. I love the Essie Good to Go topcoat! Dries your nails superfast and helps my mani to last a good 4-5 days! (That's a lot for me, since I'm constantly using my nails to tear off prescription labels at the pharmacy)

  12. sally hansen quick dry top coat (in a red bottle) is my fav and my nails dry in literally a minute!