Milani High Speed Fast Dry Nail Lacquer Turbocharges Drying Time With Eight Creamy Colors

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Milani, Nails, Product Reviews

milani high speed fast dry nail lacquer

Milani asks, would you rather wait an hour for your nails to dry, or just wait 60 seconds?


The drugstore brand’s new line of One Coat High Speed Fast Dry Nail Lacquers ($4.99 each) promises to save lacquer lovers time and money with eight rich, quick-drying colors and a creamy formula built to look beautiful after a single coat.

And that’s just I’m wearing in each of these swatches — one creamy coat.

Milani Fast Fuchsia
Fast Fuchsia

Milani Jiffy Orange
Jiffy Orange

Milani Violet Dash
Violet Dash

Milani Yellow Whiz
Yellow Whiz

Milani Hot Pink Frenzy
Hot Pink Frenzy

Milani Rapid Cherry
Rapid Cherry

Milani White On the Spot
White On the Spot

Milani Black Swift
Black Swift

I’m still testing these for durability and wear time, but based on these swatches, hello! Gotta love how much pigment Milani squeezed into some of these colors, like Jiffy Orange, Fast Fuchsia, Violet Dash, Hot Pink Frenzy, Rapid Cherry and Black Swift. Full coverage from a single coat.

I think Yellow Whiz and White On The Spot would probably benefit from a second coat. Those two might be the troublemakers in the group and seem to apply a little streaky…

Milani also gave these bottles a nice, wide brush that covers a large area of each nail, so it only takes a few swipes from nail base to tip. Another thing that helps speed up the painting process.

As for drying time, they’re quick. I’ll give ’em that. To be on the safe side, though, I’d suggest waiting 3-5 minutes for them to set. I checked to see how they were doing after 60 seconds, and all of them still felt a bit unsettled. I think they needed a tad more time.

Still pretty good. I can see these coming in handy for last-minute manis and pedis when I’m in a hurry to leave the house. Great colors and a quick formula; plus the price is totally right?

Nice job, Milani. πŸ™‚

PRICE: $4.99 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores and also online

A battle of epic proportions


It really was! Are you watching The Voice? Last night’s battle rounds blew me away. That one between Anthony Evans and Jesse Campbell was epic. EPIC!

I was kinda hoping that Anthony would get the win, but wow. Even Alicia was impressed.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Melli says:

    Omg, I definitely have to pick up these! I’ve been obsessing over nail polish lately. One coat of these look amazing! Thank you for sharing Karen!

  2. One coat nail polishes are my favorite! I’ll keep an eye out for these.
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  3. Mandy says:

    Wow, these swatches look amazing! πŸ™‚ Too bad I don’t have a retalier that sells Milani products πŸ™

    • Karen says:

      Hi Mandy,

      The polishes are also available online. If you go up to availability there’s a link that should take you directly to the Milani website.

  4. Adrienne says:

    Ooh I love no fuss quick dying polishes! And one coat sounds a-okay to me! In particular I’m liking the orange and the violet, might have to pick those up!

    And, I’m sorry, this is probably my inner 8 year old boy coming out, but “Yellow whiz”?? Sounds yucky to me … πŸ˜›

    Yeah, my brain’s not always the most mature…

    • Audrey says:

      Don’t feel bad, I totally thought the same thing when I read Yellow Whiz. Really, Milani?

      These polishes do look awesome, though, so I can let the weird name choice slide.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      LOL, I thought the same thing when I first saw the name. I was all, “Eww!”

  5. ONE COAT? ONE COAT??? I haven’t seen a lot of nail polishes that are true one-coaters, but these do have that vibe in the swatch pictures. Impressive!
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  6. Anne Smith says:

    WOWEE! These colours are not for the fainthearted! It actually hurt my eyes to look at some of them!

  7. Diana says:

    I want the yellow one. Totally.

  8. artemis says:

    OMG, very pretty colors! πŸ˜€

  9. AnieJ says:

    Violet Dash is just the type of color I’ve been hoping for for spring…and at the right price, too! Yeh!
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  10. Vera Vanity says:

    I love all these colors. Xoxo V.V.

  11. Yelena says:

    i have been using the new revlon color stay polishes (they claim to have a gel finish). i gotta say they are pretty long lasting, probably the most long lasting drug store polish i’ve ever tried. the colors are also very fun and varied that there’s lots to choose from. highly recommend πŸ™‚

  12. Hadiyah says:

    I love the colors and I can’t believe only one coat! I need to buy these NOW.

  13. Chris25 says:

    I love Jiffy Orange. I can see myself rocking it for summer.

  14. Marian says:

    Gotta have the orange one!

  15. Nina says:

    i love the orange and yellow ones!

    • Karen says:

      Either color would look really cute on toes! I can totally see them peeking out of a pair of cute sandals. πŸ™‚

      Hope you’ve been having a good Tuesday so far! I’ve been really sleep all day… darn insomnia.

  16. Reesa says:

    I’m loving the orange and fuschia colors….I think I may need the yellow as well!

    And…can I just say that the face-off between Anthony and Jesse was just plain ridiculous (in a good way). OMG…..these two guys both deserved to stay on that show, imo. wonderful!

    • Karen says:

      I wish they both could’ve stayed on! That duet was by far the most professional and entertaining out of the entire evening, IMHO.

      What did you think of Christina’s crazy hat? I kinda liked it!

  17. I really like how bright and ‘pow’ the yellow looks on your skin tone! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for swatching these polishes, Karen!
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  18. corallista says:

    Lovely colors!
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