Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Tell-All Tuesday: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color
0.31 oz./ $4.99 (buy one get one 1/2 off) @ Walgreens
· Covers in just one coat
· Color glides on precisely and quickly
· Dries in 60 seconds
If we are going to be friends, you may as well know right now: I have a fetish with painting my nails. Back in my high school days, I would paint them (sometimes daily) to match my outfits and other crazy things along those lines. My nails are rarely the same color(s) for more than a week. There is something so relaxing about painting my nails, and I always feel 100x's prettier with a fresh coat of polish to rock.
Now that I've gotten that off my chest, let's get down to business with this particular polish. Let's start with the brush. It's about double the size of your typical nail polish brush, and rather than being in a rounded shape, it is flat. Weird, right? It's actually quite genius if you think about it - a wider brush can cover more of your nail with just one stroke. It makes it so much easier to get a nice looking, even coat of polish simply because you aren't having to re-dip your brush in the polish and frantically smear around the already drying polish on your nail. Speaking of drying polish, let's move to that next.
Insta-Dri lives up to its name to say the least. I always start with painting my thumb and then move outward, ending with my pinkie; by the time I am finished with my pinkie, my thumb is usually dry. (Keep in mind that if you glob on the polish, you obviously won't experience the same results). It's such a relief to have fast drying polish for those of us with a busy on-the-go lifestyle; it completely removes the worry of smudging, smearing, or bumping a nail and ruining it so that you have to completely redo it (and typically in the process of removing the polish from the ruined nail, you proceed to ruin another 4-5 nails with the nail polish remover...). Slow drying nail polish is such a hassle. How many of us really have an extra 10-15 minutes to sit around uselessly and wait for our nail polish to dry!? I'm sure there aren't many of you raising your hands.
The color quality of this polish is phenomenal. As said in the product description above, you really can get great coverage with just one coat. It's always beneficial to do an additional coat to increase the color intensity while decreasing your risk for chips.
So how long does this polish stay on your nails? Well, I'm afraid that may be the only downfall. I noticed chipping on the second day, mind you I wash dishes by hand and am also a hand-washing and sanitizing freak. I had applied two coats and not used a base or top coat, so perhaps that would lead to a more desirable outcome.
All in all, I do love this nail polish line. I have tried this polish in the Brisk Blue, Lightening and Grape Going and simply love them all. They are so fun, vibrant, and youthful. If you are looking for a quick drying polish with a lot of fun, outrageous color options, definitely check the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes out the next time you are at the drugstore.