Even though quick-dry polishes and sprays make your paint dry fast, it makes your natural nails dry out faster. "If you want the healthiest nails, you shouldn't use any product with acetone in it besides nail polish remover because they cause nails to chip, peel, flake, and break," warns Miss Pop. If you struggle with waiting around for your polish to dry, she suggests using a cuticle oil instead. "If you knock something when you've got cuticle oil on your nails, the oil acts as a barrier, and the offending object will just slip off the nail instead of denting the polish. And once the cuticle oil sinks into your skin, you'll know your nails are dry." Her cuticle oil faves include CND Solar Oil ($12) and Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil ($) "because they're thinner and more absorbent than others."
Mistake No. 9: Using quick-dry products.