How Long Does It Take You To Do Your Nails?

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Jun 02, 2012

L K.

how long does it take you to do your nails--base, color, top, &/or decorations--from start to finish (fully dry!)?? what do you do while you wait for it to dry? i am always smudging and am slightly impatient.  :x

Jun 02, 2012

Samantha K.

It takes me about 45min-1 hour. Sometimes I'll take off my nail polish the night before and file them, and then put the polish on the next day. If I don't have a movie on or something to watch I'll definitely end up smudging them! I don't usually put on nail polish when I'm in a hurry because then it's almost inevitable that it will smudge. So I usually do it when I have time on my hands, and think of it as a more relaxing, therapeutic time for myself, lol. I don't know what it is but there's something really relaxing about doing your nails. Usually it doesn't take too long for the polish to dry. I find that 2 thinner coats will dry a lot faster than 1 thick coat. For a top coat I use Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat (in the red bottle). It literally dries your nail polish in 30 seconds (to the touch). It's pretty awesome. I usually do my nails around 7-8pm, after dinner/school/work is done and I have nothing to do until the next morning. 

Jun 02, 2012

Mady J.

Like 45 min. :)

Jun 03, 2012

Nichole W.

last time i did my nails, which was friday, it took me 4 hours. but i put on fake nails and some of that time was waiting on polish to dry. and to pass the time, im usually on here or facebook or something that doesnt require much with my hands. 

It always takes me an hour because I am so horrible at painting my left hand!!!

Jun 06, 2012

Shelley W.

With active 3 year old and a dog that loves licking my hands when I pull out the polish it goes like this for me....

Day 1: basecoat
Day 2: color
Day 3: another layer of color
Day 4: topcoat followed by quick dry

A 4 day event allows me to have smudge free/dented nails. lol

Jun 06, 2012

MsHennyWhite A.

It takes me about 2 and a half to 3 hours depending on the design. When doing Ombre it takes me about that amount of time.

Picture but nails weren't cleaned up around the edges. don't judge :p

Jun 07, 2012

Ariyana P.

About 45min to an hour

Jun 07, 2012

Autum D.

it takes about 15 minutes for me. 

It depends on if I'm doing acrylics or just polishing my natural nails. In btwn the waiting time I usually try to watch a movie. I use a fast drying top coat so that my nails can dry quickly in case I'm in a hurry. 

Jun 11, 2012

Kaley V.

If I'm not doing any designs and I keep it to mainly just solid color it takes me around an hour and that includes putting on fake nails. But sometimes I'll get so fancy it can take me around 3 hours.

Jun 12, 2012

Mary P.

15 minutes! i am simple & use one color everytime. None of that fancy decorative stuff. Essie is my favorite brand! :-)

Jun 19, 2012

Shinay W.

about...30 min. to an hour depending on what design/colors im using since some polishes take forever to dry...and if i happen to touch ANYTHING its a do-over :] 

Jun 20, 2012

ashley h.

if you include the time i spend staring at my nail polish deciding what colors to use, about 2-3 hours. lol no joke. but anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the formula of the polish. seche vite is my BFF & i tend to walk after doing my nails (seriously, probably the best thing you can do after doing your nails, no?)

Jun 20, 2012

Hailey W.

I usually spend 3 hours if I do something more complicated! I'll usually watch tv while I do them! :)

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