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Member since 25/01/2016
25 Mar 2021 2:17 PM
Worth a try!
Love O.P.I and I needed Drip Dry Drops in my life. I am really impatient when it comes to doing my nails but I also want a quality finish that lasts when I do them. When I go to the effort of base coat, two colour coats and then a top coat I want it to be dry and ready to go the minute that I finish. Well thats never really going to happen but this does speed the process up.
It is clear in colour and has a glass dropper, with an oil smell (hard to describe). As I said it speeds the time up but it still does take a little while. I found that I have less dinting because it leaves an oil coating so this helps.
Member since 08/01/2011
21 May 2019 6:54 PM
I had a nail technician use this on my to hurry my appointment along and get me out the door and I didn't feel that it worked AT ALL and if anything, it ruined what I paid for. Lucky it was the toes. Think again if you think this will work in 5 minutes like it says. I tried this once again at home, hoping it would work, even if I waited 15 minutes, 15 minutes is better than being careful for a whole hour, I think it worked better for thinner coats of nail polish, which is what I have been using it for. For the polishes that only require 1 thick coat or two coats, this works well with with a 15 minute wait time and smooths out the look. For quick applications of nail polish hoping this would speed up the process,No.
Member since 23/11/2013
15 May 2019 1:11 PM
This product is amazing! It really does speed the process of drying up and does make the polish dry to the touch after a few minutes. However I do make sure to paint my nails a few hours before going to bed to avoid blanket imprints, but this does still happen on occasion. I really like this product because I like that I can still use my hands to do stuff after painting and not really have to worry about smudging or denting my polish. It also leaves my polish really shiny. I have noticed that if I put more than one or two drops per nail, it will leave little bubbles. Also the little bubbles appear when I apply multiple coats of polish.
Member since 07/07/2009
9 Nov 2018 2:25 AM
Works but not in 60 seconds
This product is to be used as the final step to your nail polish application to help your nails dry in 5 minutes flat. I like the drip applicator and I apply 1 drop to each nail. It coats the entire nail well and sometimes goes onto the skin but it is not an issue as it does not seem to dry the surrounding skin out. The product smells quite strong as all nail products tend to. The product definitely helps my nails to dry faster. I am very impatient so having my nails dry quick is very important to me. I would say it helps to dry them within 5-10 minutes but definitely not 60 seconds. A good quality product which works well with OPI nail polishes to help them dry quicker.
Member since 17/03/2016
5 Apr 2016 3:05 AM
Good for impatient gals
You have to be careful after a manicure because it can take a while for the many layers to dry. I use this to speed up the process. It really works to reduce waiting time but it is not instant.
apply from cuticle and let it drip down the finger nail.
Member since 15/10/2015
28 Oct 2015 10:25 PM
Good but doesn't do what it claims
I have used other drying drops before that totally blew my mind and I am a girl who always remembers to do her nails at the last minute and I often do them before bed which makes waiting for them to dry sooo annoying. This product is really great for a few purposes which I will detail below but first what it can't do. It cannot dry through multiple layers of polish AT ALL. I almost think it makes it worse but this may be because I wrecked a manicure twice thinking the drying drops would have worked after I waited 15 minutes. So wrong. At the very least it didn't do it in 5 minutes like it claim. I tried this with OPI polish as well so I don't know how it would be with others but probably the same/worse.
What it CAN do in 5 minutes or less:
- dry little touch ups from where your manicure has chipped,
- dry thin, individual coats of polish
- smooth out an uneven polish application to make it look totally perfect
These abilities still make it a wondrous product and it can speed up a manicure so much but you do still need to be a little bit patient and I would recommend one layer at a time for best results.
Member since 20/09/2015
3 Oct 2015 9:12 PM
I never can get through the drying process without a smudge before this product came along, completely amazing it dries instantly!
Member since 16/08/2013
13 Jul 2015 8:08 PM
for a chip + smudge proof mani
I usually decide to paint my nails at the last minute before going out which usually ends in smudges and chips in a matter of minutes after leaving the house-NOT ANYMORE :) .... drip drops allow my polish to dry super fast and prevents any disasters from happening !
Member since 26/09/2009
24 Apr 2015 9:14 AM
It really works!
I was amazed by this product as it really helps to dry one's nails so quickly. I have only used it on OPI nail polishes so I do not know if it works as well on other brands.
An innovative product that speeds up the drying process which is a huge bonus for me and others who get impatient waiting for polish to dry completely. Definitely worth trying if you haven't already.