When painting your nails (usually fingers), soak them in a cold bowl of water for 1-2 minutes. It feels weird and your hands will get cold, but if you are in a hurry or you don’t wanna wait long to put on the next coat (to prevent the bubbling of the paint), this will help a lot!
I’m sorry to be a pain in the ass, but this doesn’t work. Polish dries by evaporation. You’re not drying it in cold water, just thickening it. It can make it seem dry, but it’s not. I’ll be doing a video about this eventually.
Additionally, soaking in water can cause the nail plate to peel.
If you’re in a hurry to have them touch-dry, use a quick dry top coat. I love Sally Hansen Mega Shine. NYC Grand Central Station works well too and under $2 at most stores that carry NYC products.
To further reduce the chance of smudges while they dry, you can add a little oil (cuticle oil, a nice greasy moisturizer, or even cooking spray) after the quick dry top coat. It may increase the dry time though.