Life without a quick dry top coat

16 Jul

How do people function without quick drying top coats for their nail polish? This may seem silly, but I am curious as to where these people find the time to wait for polish to dry. In case you’ve never applied your own nail polish, you may not know that it takes years to master the skill of painting the right hand. Once you achieved this, you want those perfectly painted nails, to remain this way for at least the next 48-72 hours. Nail polish (clear top coat included) takes approximately 6 and a half hours to dry. While you are waiting, you become completely useless to yourself and society. You spend 10 minutes painting the nails, then can’t touch anything for hours, while you lay there uselessly on the couch, convincing each person who enters the living room to scratch your nose or change the channel for you. Then you decide its been long enough, so you touch them. Once you’ve made the lovely finger print in the polish you so carefully applied 4 hours earlier, you have to choose whether its worth doing the whole thing over again- decide its probably not, because you might die without rest and nourishment. You hate your messy nails for the next 24 hours, until you decide to just take it off or spend $40 on a manicure.  Valori once bellowed my name from the bathroom and when i got there, she was standing there with her pants around her knees and 10 perfectly polished nails. Being the good sister I was, I laughed for about 3 minutes and told her she chose a great color, before pulling up and fastening her pants for her. Quick dry top coats cost about $6 and dry in 30 seconds. If thats not worth your six bucks, I’m not sure what is.


2 Responses to “Life without a quick dry top coat”

  1. kaeleigh July 20, 2009 at 5:35 pm #

    Is this metaphorical?

  2. jillianamy July 21, 2009 at 4:56 am #

    not even a little bit.

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