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Onyx Professional 3 • 2 • 1 Nail Dry!: Affordable Manicure Spray

Last month, I was in Portland OR to conduct a market research project with teens and young women about shopping for makeup. I spent two long days on my feet in the supermarket cosmetics aisle, but it turned out to be fun, and it gave me a chance to see what’s new in affordable beauty products.


I found Onyx Professional 3 • 2 • 1 Nail Dry!, Professional Salon Formulation, not a new product but new to me. I thought maybe I’d give myself a manicure when I got back to the hotel at 10:00pm, but I was too tired. So it wasn’t till I got home that I tried it.


Wow, where has this product been all my life? One of the things I hate about at-home manicures is waiting around till my nails dry. I just don’t know what to do with myself. I could probably read a book, but I always think of a million other things to do immediately that involve using my hands, lol. l Onyx Professional 3 • 2 • 1 Nail Dry! works faster and better than any polish-style quick dry top coat I have ever used. I did wait a few minutes till my polish dried somewhat. Next, I sprayed the product on each nail, according to the directions on the can. It worked! Dry nails, yay.

Here’s a couple of photos of my mani with essence Colour & Go seafoam polish before the 321 Nail Dry and after the Nail Dry. Though the shine may be not quite as bright in the after, I’ll take it.

before 3 2 1 Nail Dry

before 3 2 1 Nail Dry


after 3 2 1 Nail Dry

after 3 2 1 Nail Dry

I bought Onyx Professional 3 • 2 • 1 Nail Dry! at Fred Meyer, but it is also available at Wal-Mart. The 2.0 oz./57 g size was $1.99. It comes in a larger 8.5 oz. size for about $4.00, but that wasn’t available at FM, plus I had never tried it before. It’s from a U.S. company, but made in China.


Ingredients: Butane, Propane, Alcohol, Panthenol, Cyclopentacyloxane, Tocopherol, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui Nut) Seed Oil, Parfum

If you are allergic to nuts, you may want to pass on this. If you’re gluten-free, you will need to check on the origin of the tocopherol.

Product Rating
Does it Work?
It definitely cut down drying time for me
Ease of
Easy, fast spray
time saver, I like it


So have you tried this stuff? Any other time-saving nail products I should know about?