Sally Hansen • Insta-Dri Jumpin' Jade • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Grey
Wider brush lays polish more evenly.
Thicker polish, only needs one good coat.
Dries very quickly.
Very chip resistant.
Stains the nails (in my experience).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is one of my favorite polish colors of all time. It is a chic color perfect for autumn and winter and it is a shade that I think would compliment many skin tones. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I don't mind the brush. True, it is a bit large which does make it tricky since I have small hands and nails. But it doesn't take a genius to figure the brush out. It dries very quickly, doesn't take a lot of work to remove and doesn't chip easily, at least in my experience. I echo the opinion that this is a good green polish for people who are afraid of trying greens. This isn't a screaming, obnoxious green but a rather dark, sophisticated color that won't make you cringe to wear it at the office.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
In the right light it looks great, but too often it looks black. If it was a couple of clicks lighter I'd love it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Green
i bought this as an unexpected holiday color. it is a pretty dark green color and it is shimmery and festive. i am not a fan of green but this is chic.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I love love love this color!!!!! So pretty! It really compliments fair skin tones like mine. It dries really fast, which is great because I always seem to move too early before other polishes are completely dry. Great product and beautiful color!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The deep green color & quick dry ability are the only things even remotely redeeming a/b this polish. The wide wand & brush makes for extremely awkward application; having used traditional polish w/a "regular" brush for the last 25+ years, I've developed a system for how best to apply it (as I'm sure most people have!) & this brush just feels "weird" to use. I tried using it 3 different times before finally accepting this style brush is simply not for me - maybe if you can master the brush you'll feel differently.
I also found it's EXTREMELY difficult to fully remove from my nails (even with a basecoat layer) & my skin/cuticles (which inevitably get painted as a result of the damn brush!) I agree w/others that you could get away w/one coat, but it will chip w/in a day or two, even with a topcoat. All in all, it's yet another example of a product that sounds great in theory (One coat fast dry application with state of the art brush!) but fails to perform in reality.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love the wide, curved brush but hate the rectangular wand it is attached to----extremely difficult to wipe off excess polish from a straight edge onto the rounded lip of the bottle. That aside, the color is beautiful but does not wear well. Less than two days and I've got chipped tips---not worn tips, but chipped. Best used for one-day wear only.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
I hate greens, and this is no exception. I know everyone seems to love this colour, but I really hate it. The formula is gloppy as well although I do like the wide flat brush. Definitely not a repurchase, especially in this colour
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
The color is truly gorgeous. If you are afraid of greens, this is a nice color to test drive. And test drive you will, because it will chip badly within a day or two, making it extremely temporary. Application was a snap with such a wide brush. The formula supplies full coverage with just one coat and dried super fast, especially when using OPI's Drip Dry. So, if you need to slap a beautiful shade on for a night out and not worry about multiple coats and drying time, this is a great choice. Just don't expect it to stay intact for more than two days.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I waffled on buying this color for a long time. Greens are generally outside my comfort zone, but eventually I decided to try it. As soon as I put in on I was glad I got it. The color I find actually very understated, but also funky and fun. Once you notice it, it's really pretty, but someone could just as easily overlook it; it doesn't call attention to itself. Anyway, it's a lovely emerald green with just enough frost not to make it look boring, and I can easily see this working in any season, though I'll probably use it most in the fall and winter.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I adore this polish...it looks like I have emeralds for nails! The color in the bottle is true to the way it appears when applied...deep green with a hint of blue. It is slightly shimmery --- no tacky glitter particles to be found, thankfully --- and looks so chic, especially when paired with a silver ring or two. Best of all, it really does dry instantly, or close to it. I don't have to exert caution for hours after painting my nails; I can dig around in my purse just a couple of minutes later without even a trace of smudges. When used with a topcoat, I usually get about two to three day's wear out of it. I change my nail color frequently anyway, and this product makes application a breeze, so I don't find that problematic. Even the brush is great. It really does cover almost the entire nail in one swipe, especially if yours are slender like mine. I do have to go over the base because the tapered end leaves gaps at the edges, but it is still dramatically more efficent than a traditional brush. For just a few bucks, the Insta-Dri line is a fantastic option for DIY manicures and this color is certainly a staple in my collection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Really, really like this green, esp. on my toes. It looks very blue in the bottle, but on nails it's a beautiful emerald green. I don't get very good wear out of this, but I don't really mind as I have nail polish ADD and change every other day anyway. I'm neutral about the brush...not a huge fan, but it's workable.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
As this was a quick-drying nail polish, I didn't get my hopes up that it would wear well, and good thing, too. It chipped within a day, even with a base and top coat. Not surprising, as these types of polishes don't wear well. That being said, the color is gorgeous, a deep emerald/Christmas green shimmer that is opaque in one coat and looks amazing (before it chips). The flat, wide brush is designed to cover your entire nail in one swipe, which is nice if you have wide nail beds (like I do), but might take some practice to get the hang of application without getting polish all over your cuticles. I wouldn't repurchase this, even though I love the color.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this green soo much. It is a perfect dark green. No shimmer. No glitter. Just dark forest green. I will repurchase this color again and again. This product is quick dry and they mean it. The brush is unique and if used carefully you may get full coverage on the first coat. I have a few weird nails that are broader than most peoples nails...so I need two coats on those nails. I am planning on trying the insta-dri formula in other colors.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love love love this color of green. I've been looking all over for the perfect dark green and this is it. The nail polish was very easy to apply and went on smoothly. I actually felt like the nail polish consistency and brush's shape helped with that...which is odd because I have the color Lightning from this same line and the polish consistency was WAY to watery and the brush didn't help with that.
This polish is perfect and I will be buying it again when I finish the bottle I have.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
I am in love with this colour, especially since its my favourite and I've never seen a nail polish in it before! I loved how it only took one coat but the brush shape was miserable. And of course due to how rough I am on my nails it only lasted two days. But that was without a top or base coat and with how quick it dried (amazing, like one minute for real unlike others that say they only take a minute) definetly use it again. If I ever make it through the bottle I will buy it again.
*Edit* Once I got over the shape of the brush and the post I must say I am in love with this nail polish. My favourite colour ever, dries so quickly and b/c it takes so little time to dry I honestly don't mind doing touch ups (with small touch ups last like 5 days with two coats!) I went out and bought other colours b/c I love it so much (Mochacinno and a medium purple, contemplating cobolt too)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
A lovely, deep jade. Every once in a while (see: beginning of season, playoffs) I'll get the urge to paint my nails my team's colours, but it hasn't been easy finding a classy green. This does the trick - I can even see myself using it outside of showing team spirit! Very exciting.
Agree with everyone about the brush - love that I can get away with one coat, love the consistency of the polish, but it does make a bit of a mess.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Okay, like everyone else, I LOVE the color of this polish. As someone who missed out on Nars Zulu (if I am even remembering the name of that polish correctly) I have been on the hunt for a dramatic dark shimmering green polish and this is it! HOWEVER, the brush (like others say) is a bit on the wide side and I did have some messy cuticles to clean up post-polishing. Also, although I didn't see anyone else mention this, this chipped on me within twenty-four hours (with two coats and a top coat of No Chip). I don't know if I just got a bad bottle or what but I was fairly disappointed in it. Color gorgeous? YES. But that isn't worth much to me if the polish will not last more than a day.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love, love, love! This is a spectacular dark green--much better than the Sephora by OPI dark greens (and at 1/3 the price.) It's the perfect color if you like wearing black polish, but want something a little different.
As to coverage: I got a terrific finish with only one coat and it really lasts. (I do a base coat, then a coat of this, then a clear topcoat.) Best of all, it dries very quickly. I accidentally fell asleep once right after putting it on, and no marks! The only downside for me is the brush, as others have noted, but with some practice I've gotten the hang of it. It works best if you get less polish on the brush than you might with a traditional brush. ENJOY.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
LOVE this!! The brush is fat and fantastic, 2 swipes and you're done! This green is to die for too! LOVE IT!