I have beautiful…and I mean lovely…nail polishes in my chic three-tiered purple plastic Caboodles case (a Christmas gift from my little sister when I was 15…practically an antique). Every week or so, I drag it out from underneath my bed and shake them to revitalize the brilliant colors. I stare at them in wonder, promising the bright reds and dark purples I’m going to wear them soon. I shake them one more time. I put them back. I slide them back under the bed, sighing. I’m a big fat liar.
Why can’t I just paint my damn nails? What. Is. Wrong. With. Me.
I’ll tell you what the problem is…I paint, I smudge, I wipe, I paint, I smudge…you get it. I have the patience of a four-year-old brat. I also look like a four-year-old painted my nails.
So here’s a quick dry nail tip that I recently learned that I love…
To set nail polish, after 1 minute of air drying, slip your nails carefully into a bowl of ice water for 30 seconds.
With this tip in mind, I will stop lying to my nail polish. Actually, I should probably just stop talking to my cosmetics. That would really be best.