Soaking your nails in a freezing cold water bath after painting does not make your nails dry faster. It makes your hands freeze faster. 🙂 This is silly and if it were true, every single nail salon would be doing it. They may feel dry, but the polish has not cured and will not harden until the solvents have evaporated and the polish is hard. Save your hands! And be patient, it is like 5 minutes, people! Just sit there, relax. Image from Intice.