Saturday, April 16, 2011

Apothecary: Nubar Freeze Dry, Nail Polish Drying Accelerator

Hello ladies,

I recently added Nubar Freeze Dry to my nail care apothecary. I am impressed how these drops speed the dry time of manicures and pedicures. Freeze Dry can readily solve the problem of polish that refuses to cure on its own. It can be used in addition to quick dry or traditional topcoat.

Freeze Dry is packaged with a dropper and a brush. For best results, apply drying drops over the sink. Tilt your nails at a slight downwards angle and apply two to three drops per nail starting just below the cuticle line. Those ladies with active length nails should find two drops sufficient. The liquid will coat your nails and the excess will run off. If you find the drops bounce off the nail, experiment with a different angle.

Applying Freeze Dry using the standard Nubar brush is equally effective. I choose this method when I have needed extra layers of polish to build opacity and the manicure is taking longer than I would like to cure, even with quick dry topcoat. Freeze Dry can successfully harden four or five layers of polish.

These drops are my new defense when confronted with a polish, which will not cure. I have used Freeze Dry on polishes that dent an hour after application. I haven't yet found a polish this product can't assist in drying. Freeze Dry works outside the Nubar line with every brand of polish I tested.

I appreciate that Freeze Dry doesn't dull polish when left on the nail. I have found that other salon quality drying drops like OPI Drip Dry and Zoya Hurry Up need to be rinsed after the polish hardens. In contrast, Freeze Dry will make the nails appear glossy hours after being applied.

Freeze Dry has a light floral scent that makes it pleasurable to use. Nubar considered the entire experience when creating this product. It is both effective and enjoyable to apply.

If you are searching for quality drying drops, I can recommend Nubar Freeze Dry as easily being my favorite.

Nubar Freeze Dry was sent to me for review. This product can be purchased from

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. omfg i LOVVVVVVVE nubar freeze dry. vastly superior to essie quick-e. it's so expensive for me though, the last time i got it through a local auction page it was around US$15...~gulps~

  2. I've never heard of this before! I'll look into this one. Thanks!

  3. This sounds excellent!
    I have some amazing shades and can't do anything because they, yes, dent and smudge even after an hour, and a thing like this would help me a lot :) .

  4. terry: Another devotee! It's 9.99 at It may be worth swapping for if you are overseas.

    kittypolishnbags: It's worth having in with your nail treatments. Fabulous product!

    Ana: I am looking forward to revisiting some of the lovely polishes in my collection no other method would dry. :)

  5. I have the Zoya drops. I never noticed that they dulled the polish. Maybe because I'm always washing my hands! Now I know what to buy when I run out of the Zoya.


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