Re: licking polish…It wont hurt you! You don’t do it to WET polish. You do it when its barely tacky. It’s a VERY old “fix”. Some of you youngsters need to realize that the “fancy” products that are on the market these days have not been around for long. I was taught this trick 35 years ago and the person who taught me had been a manicurist since the 40’s! They didn’t even have top and base coat back then. I remember when my mom “discovered” top coat back in the 60’s. She and her friends were amazed!