You know how textured polishes are so in vogue lately, they are here and there, and everywhere. OPI just released a new collection by Gwen Stefani with a matte, a satin and a chrome finish. Gorgeous and chic. What does all this tell you? Yep, NO TOPCOAT! does that mean endless drying time?

I love textured polishes but the drying time turns me off. Looking for a solution to this problem I rediscovered the usefulness of a fast drying spray. In my case OPI RapiDry spray has become my best buddy. It dries the manicure completely in a few minutes, without leaving residues or greasy appearance on the surface. It took 5 minutes for 2 coats OPI "4 in the morning" and 15 minutes for 2 thick coats of OPI Baby Please come home (otherwise took HOURS!), to be completely dry. I also appreaciate that OPI RapiDry formula comes in a bottle with a simple spray dispenser. I know some other brands do aerosol cans for fast drying nail polish (looking at you Mavala), but I find that unhealthy and bad for the environment. I don't use aerosol AT ALL.

Since the spray works so well I decided to give the OPI RapiDry topcoat a try. I'm currently in a love/hate relation with my Seche vite. It is constantly ruining my manis because of the formula turning dense and sticky and unmanageable before I reach half of the bottle.
Well, how would I put it. It's not a very fast dry topcoat. It takes definitely longer than Seche vite. It gives great shine and extended durability to the nail polish though. But it is not my holy grail top coat. I'll still use it since there are many uses for a topcoat, like this one seems perfect for doing stamping decals! (a technique I'd love to try soon).

What about you? have you found a solution to speeding up the drying time of special nail polishes? I'd love to know what it is! Please, share it in the comments :)