1. The five minute rule

A little patience goes a long way – if you wait five minutes between each coat, you’ll have a much shorter drying time at the end.

2. Multiple coats

If you’re working with streaky polish, three thin coats dry much quicker that two thickly applied coats. It’s also more likely to last longer since each coat has time to adhere to the next.

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3. Instant gratification

To speed things up, use a quick-dry product like Revlon 60 Seconds Quick Dry Spray, R120 (pharmacies and department stores, see the review here) after you’ve applied the top coat. It drastically cuts down on drying time.