Monday, 10 February 2014

Essie instant dry oil review

I have become so ridiculously impatient when it comes to painting my nails. I used to find it quite a satisfying break and now I just get bored so I decided it was time to invest in a product that would save me the time. After reading a few reviews about instant dry oils I decided to go for the Essie one which I bought from amazon and can be found here

It isn’t the cheapest of products but it looks like it will last forever so I thought it would probably be worth it. Anyway what did I think? Um, well it is really weird! The information I have read about it all seems to be quite vague and I wasn’t too sure what to do the first time I used it so I waited a couple of minutes after putting my topcoat on and covered my nails in a thick layer of the oil. It is a very messy product, it doesn’t sink into your nails or dry, instead it sits on top of them and dribbles down your fingers. It does however make the varnish dry incredibly quickly. When I paint my nails I use two layers of colour and a top coat which means it normally takes a while  but when I used this I was up about knocking my hands around within 5 minutes. 

If you do purchase this don’t put this on too thick, the best thing to do is wait until your nails are half dry and then apply a thin layer. When I have done this it has helped with the drying process and not made quite so much mess. 

As for the claims of preventing chipping and increasing the life span of the painted nails I haven’t noticed any difference at all. 

So would I recommend this product? Yes, if you want to save some time but be aware it is a bit messy!

What products do you use to dry your nails quickly? Am I missing a trick!?


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  2. I find that the easiest way to get your nails to dry fast is to use the Seche Vite quick dry topcoat! It literally dries your nails in a few minutes. It's not the cheapest topcoat ever, but you save so much time that it's definitely worth it. Plus, it does keep your nail polish intact for a good week :)

    1. I so should have bought this instead! Thank you very much for your help :)

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  6. great post, I've never heard of this stuff but might try it because I'm also so impatient with nail drying! X


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