Just recently have I started getting more into painting my nails. I mean, I’ve always been into painting my nails, but mostly it was just like painting two coats of a color and that was it. No top coat, no base coat, nothing like that! One day my friend who does hair and nails pointed out something in my nail polish collection with excitement! She was surprised that I had OPI’s Drip Dry just sitting there unused. I had no clue what it was and to this day, still don’t know how it has come into my possession. After one use, I was immediately in awe.
OPI’s Drip Dry claims to dry nail lacquer to the touch in one minute, completely in five, with just 1 to 2 drops. Soothes cuticles with a dose of Jojoba and antioxidant vitamin E. It comes in two sizes and are what I consider expensive. The 3 oz bottle is $13.50 and the 1 fl. oz is $26.50! Pricey, because it’s legit.
When I was at the Dollar Tree this past weekend, I spotted something that never stood out to me before – something called Super Dry. With the intentions of incorporating more of Dollar Tree into this blog, I thought it would be a great opportunity to compare this to OPI’s Drip Dry.
Diamond Cosmetic’s Super Dry claims to be a fast, drying top coat that dries up to four coats of nail enamel to a high, gloss shine in less than three minutes. Also, contains a UV inhibitor that prevents nail discoloration.
I thought how awesome it would if this $1.00 drying coat was a dupe for the expensive OPI version, but alas there was no dupage today! One of the biggest differences I noticed is that the OPI Drip Drop has a dropper, and the Super Dry treatment comes in brush form.
Before beginning I questioned in my head how a quick dry treatment would work well with a brush without letting the coat of nail polish completely dry.
This is how it performed after waiting for a couple minutes:
Simple Dry ended up going in the trash because it did not work for me, and I even used it in different scenarios (with base coat, letting it dry longer, etc) and more than once to really make sure. I would have loved for this to have been a dupe, but for now, I will just hope that OPI Drip Dry goes on sale – because paying almost $27 for such a small amount is out of my budget.
I really want to get back (or started?) into doing more things involving Dollar Tree. We shop there a lot and every week it’s a new adventure finding stuff for the cheap (everything in the store is $1). Not everything is a hit, but it’s certainly fun testing it all out and seeing if the product for $1 is better than the name brand, more expensive product.
Has anyone tried Drip Dry and love it just as much as me? Or what about Simple Dry – did I miss something?