I have never had the patience to sit around and wait for my nails to dry: I usually smudge the polish right after a manicure while checking an email. That’s why I was intrigued by Julep’s Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops, whose formula claims to dry nails within moments. Luckily, I was not at all disappointed.

Product: Julep Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops

Price: $14.00

We Think:  Easy to Use Great Smell We Love It

How It Looks, How It Feels: Bottled in a simple, glass container, topped with a black dropper for easy-application, Julep’s Ta Da! Drops are completely transparent, with a subtly oily quality. The drops are not messy or sticky at all and absorbs into the skin quickly after application.

How to Use It: The Ta Da! Drops were super easy to use: wait one minute after your final coat of nail polish and apply one or two drops to cover the entire area of each nail. (The drops are infused with botanical oils and vitamin E, so they can also be applied directly to cuticles to keep them nourished and soft!)

Results: I am super impatient and usually smudge my nails within moments of painting them, but with these drops I finally managed to have perfectly manicured nails with lasting color. After a single application, nails dried and didn’t smudge! Ta Da! Drops are scented with lavender and ylang ylang, so my nails smelled unusually fresh and clean after a manicure. My cuticles were also noticeably less dry. Julep brought their drops back to the market by popular demand after a short hiatus and I understand why.

I received Julep’s Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops as a sample, but I would definitely purchase it in the future to use as a regular part of my nail manicure and pedicure routine.