You’re not the worst, Christine! I didn’t apply colored nail polish in 2022 and none in 2023 so far. I use a clear treatment type polish but that’s about it. My problem is that every time I’ve painted them in the past, it seemed that no matter how long I let them dry, they never really hardened because they still ended up looking messy, like crumpled or chipped. I mean I could paint my nails in the afternoon and they would look ok but they would end up with marks from my pillowcase from sleeping that night, I have nice nail polishes. I’ve tried quick drying polishes but these seem to end up looking kinda patchy and flimsy if that makes sense. If anyone knows of a good quick drying formula I’d like to know what it is. 🙂
(As I write this I also realize that I probably needed a top coat all along, but I never used a top coat because I was so impatient with my initial drying of the nail polish that I didn’t want to bother with it. This sounds like an “I” thing the more I think about it lol).