Imagine this—you are in a rush, all ready to go. You spot chipped nail paint and quickly remove it and apply a fresh new one, only to find that it has smudged a moment later. Aarrgghh! Well, we have all been there, done that. Nothing is quite as frustrating as smudged nail paint, but who’s got time for blowing or fanning their nails, waiting for them to dry?

Well, we have a way out, or rather five, to be precise, so you don’t wait an eternity for your nail paint to dry. Scroll down to find out what these genius hacks are.

Spritz hairspray
 

Spritz hairspray

Your hairspray can do more than just keep your hairstyle put and add shine to your mane. It can help dry your nail paint quicker. Paint your nails and once it is set, use an aerosol hairspray over the nails from a distance of about eight inches. This doesn’t work for gel nail paints though. Wash your hands with soap, and you are good to go.

Dip your nails in ice-cold water
 

Dip your nails in ice-cold water

Try the oldest trick in the manicure book ever—use icy water to dry your nails. After applying nail polish, dip your nails in cold water. Wait for a couple of minutes… and boom! Your nails are all set (and smudge-free).

Use top coat
 

Use top coat

Not only does a top coat keep your manicure from chipping, but it also makes it last longer. Just apply one coat, sit patiently for a few minutes, and voila! Your nails are shinier, flawless and dry in a tick.

Put your hairdryer to use
 

Put your hairdryer to use

What can dry your nail paint faster than the natural air? That’s right, your hair drier! Put the setting to cool air and wave the dryer a couple of times over your wet nails until the nail polish dries completely. Repeat on the other hand and you’re done.

Try oil drops
 

Try oil drops

Baby oil or olive oil (basically any cooking oil) can help dry your nail polish faster. Just put a few drops on your freshly painted nails and let it rest. Wipe the oil off using a cotton pad once the nail paint dries. You can also use a cooking oil spray to get the job done. 

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