Two Quick Dry Nail Polish Top Coats… Who Wins?

by Bionic Beauty on 07.Oct.2008 · 8 comments

I polish my toes quite frequently, but hate waiting for the polish to dry so that I won’t smudge, ruin, or chip it… or my personal favorite… heading to bed and waking up in the morning with little sheet imprints on your fresh polish. Oi.

Quick dry nail polish spray by DeMert and Super Dry top coat by Diamond Cosmetics

So I gave DeMert’s Nail Enamel Dryer a try. This “quick dry” spray is an aerosol that comes out quick and cold. When first sprayed at your nail polish it causes it to fog over, but that quickly fades. Don’t freak out. It did seem to help dry the top layer of polish, but in my testing if you had a basecoat and 2 or more color coats, it only really surface dried the polish. My polish was still prone to indentations. It’s good if you’re in a hurry, but I’d love it more if it thoroughly hardened all the polish layers.

I still use it, but it’s not a solid go-to for every pedicure. I mostly rely on my cheapy find: A bottle of something called “Super Dry” polish top coat that I picked up for $1 at my local grocery store in St. Louis (Dierberg’s grocery if you’re in the area). There’s absolutely nothing else on the bottle but “Super Dry”. But it’s amazing. Throw a coat of that over anything and it’s dry and hard and super-shiny! I did some super-sleuthing on Google and found that a company called “Diamond Cosmetics” makes this product. Funnily enough, they’re located in Florida.

I found bottles of the DeMert Nail Enamel Dryer on Google Products starting at $1.99. Not a bad buy.

The Super Dry polish top coat is $2.50 from Diamond Cosmetics.


1 joycey couture October 7, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Ah, I am so excited for this mystery “Super Dry” product!! I have faced nail polish mayhem for years and simply had to convert to wearing only the quick dry polishes. On top of my issues, my boxer puppy, Mia, loves her toes polished too! Neither of us have time to wait until polish dries… and we’ve been limited to just a few colors. 🙁 Until now!! I’m ordering STAT, thanks BB! 🙂

2 Andrea October 7, 2008 at 9:30 pm

I use a product called “out the door” which is also a quick dryer in a bottle and is fabulous. I bought it at a beauty supply place for a couple of dollars, great investment.

3 Mythbuster Beauty October 8, 2008 at 10:56 am

Hooray for a great find on the cheap and from FL!

4 Susie October 17, 2008 at 1:25 pm

I am familiar with the Super Dry product and have been using it for years, its wonderful and a great price. I used to use Out the Door which is a bit costlier, but stumbled upon Super Dry which is just as good and a better price! I find mine at my local BigLots store and am told they carry it through out the country. A great find and a great price.

5 JAIME DUEÑAS NARVAEZ November 11, 2009 at 5:58 am



6 Kate May 23, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Thank you so very much for Super Dry link. Someone had actually left it in a house I moved into and I tried it and fell in LOVE! I’m almost out so I have been searching for it every where. You’re a life saver! Thanks again.

7 Bionic Beauty May 23, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Hi Kate, Welcome to Bionic Beauty! I’m glad I could help you out. I adore my Super-Dry too and stumbled on it by accident. It’s amazing and SO cheap!! I’m glad to “meet” another fan.

Hope to see you around Bionic Beauty in the future.
All my best,

8 Kye September 11, 2016 at 5:14 pm

I found Super Dry at Dollar Tree! Love it!!

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