You don't have to spend money on costly quick-dry drops — just spritz some on nonstick cooking spray. Not only does it help your manicure harden, but the oil will moisturize your cuticles. Image Source: Instagram user ducksinarowsf
I feel dumb that I never thought of this: Rub Vaseline on the skin around your nails before polishing. Mistakes can be wiped off when your nails are dry and will soften cuticles at the same time.-thanks very much for that excellent tip!