I’m a super sceptical gal and I go into most situations with a healthy dose of side eye and trepidation. I blame this on the time I saw Santa Claus take off his beard. Hear me out! I was four and at my mum’s work Christmas party, you know the drill; families go to a lame picnic where Santa hands out gifts to all the employees’ kids and we all lose out tiny minds. So there I am playing with my new toy (I have an amazing memory but for once I can’t for the life of me remember what the hell I got that day) and faffing about on the swings when I saw Santa return to his “green room” and just before he stepped inside he took off his beard. That’s the day I knew that adults were liars and, like The X Files later reiterated to me, I could TRUST NO ONE!
So when I heard about this so called “miracle” quick drying nail spray I was dubious. I’d never heard of RapiDry before until the lovely Cat over at Ditch The Bun made mention of it in the comments on my post about OPI polishes. Of course it piqued my interest and I had to get my hands on a bottle to test it out and of course I couldn’t find one to buy ANYWHERE! Aside from eBay, RapiDry wasn’t available to buy online. I took to Facebook, the source of all wisdom, to ask my Aussie friends where I could get this damn spray. Thankfully my fabulous beautician, Betty, came to the rescue and said she could order me a bottle the next time she popped in an order for her salon, et voilà, I finally got a bottle!
After forking over $20 I rushed home to try it out and hmmmmm, I’m not sold you guys! First I tested it out on my tootsies, where after two coats of (non OPI) polish I spritzed on the spray as per the instructions. They seemed to be dry but even some time later when I popped on some sandals the polish on my big toe smudged. Not happy!
I then tried it out on my finger nails after applying two coats of OPI nail polish AND a top coat, I did the ol’ touch test about 5 minutes later and it still didn’t feel like they were 100% dry, but they were dryer than my toes. That may just be down to using better quality polish on my fingernails – which in that case, who’s to say that it wouldn’t have dried in the same time anyway? The OPI website states that Rapidry gives manicures a smooth, hard, smudge-proof finish in just minutes. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeah I don’t know about that!
As first impressions go I’m not sold. I was expecting my nails to dry instantly, a la shellac varnish, but perhaps I shouldn’t have had such high hopes for RapiDry. I will continue to use it though and see how it works out on different brands of polishes and see if that changes the results. The website also claims that it’s great for restoring shine between manicures, so I’ll be interested to see if that works.
What about you dollface, have you tried RapiDry and if so were you satisfied by the results?
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