Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nailpolish Colors

3.7

180 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

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on 5/28/2015 9:31:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really like this polishes. They apply nicely and just require one coat to get it right. Actually, I think if I applied two coats it would be too thick and chip faster. I apply OPI's Nail Envy as a base coat, one coat of Insta-Dri and then one coat of Insta-Dri top coat (which is fantastic with all nail polishes!!! HG status...)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



on 4/1/2015 2:38:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I do like these polishes. They come in some lovely colours; I have Wined Up (burgundy shimmer) and Jet Set Jade (a deep teal shimmer), and they're two of my favourite nail colours. Both are opaque in two coats and are almost completely dry in just a few minutes, which is ideal if you're in a rush getting ready to go somewhere (as I usually am). The clear polish in this range, Clearly Quick, also makes a great topcoat, as it dries quickly and has one of the glossiest finishes I've ever seen (though it's not much use as a base coat since it peels off easily). The brush is wide and rounded, which would be great if it wasn't impossible to wipe the stalk on the side of the bottle to clear away excess polish (it often leads to an overload of polish on the brush, making application messy - particularly if you have small fingernails like I do). I would also highly recommend using a base coat with this product if you want your manicure to last more than a day or two, as it tends to start chipping and peeling quickly without one.

Pros:
- Nice range of colours
- Dries fast
- Clear polish makes a good topcoat

Cons:
- Messy application
- Chips and peels easily without a base coat


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I have only purchased 2 colors of this polish. About a year ago I bought Petal Pusher, a pretty nude pink which I have only used once because the formula was so goopy that I couldn't get an even, non-streaky, opaque result with 4 coats...which ended up being too thick to actually remain on my nails for long.
The other day I came across the color Ablazing! Which I believe is a new color. It's a really beautiful red orange with orange iridescent micro glitter. A perfect color for my skin tone during the summer. I couldn't wait to get this on my nails as its a color and glitter combo I've been looking for for quite awhile. It took about 3 coats to get an even result. For the first few hours it was shiny and gorgeous. By evening, it had already started chipping around the edges of my nails and the finish dulled immensely, and all I did was go grocery shopping. *unhappy face*

It's now day 2 and its completely dull and every nail is chipped in some capacity. My middle nail is chipped down to the center, and it wasn't like that when I went to sleep! It seriously looks like I've had this manicure for well over week and it's been 2 days. Super disappointing.

It's such a pretty color but this is definitely the last time I purchase this polish line. It's performance is weak and unimpressive. I will likely try it again with a base coat and a top coat. Although in my experience, rapid drying formulas do not work well with base coats.

I will say though that it's remained pretty decent on my toes, although not as shiny as I'd like. It's dulled to a point where the glitter isn't even discernible, on my toes or my finger nails.

All in all, I don't recommend these polishes. They're more hassle than they're worth.


on 3/13/2015 2:45:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Grey

I do not know why I keep giving these second, third, fourth chances..they just do not perform or behave well for me at all. The first shade I ever got was a baby-pink shade, called Petal Pusher, was a pretty shade in the bottle, but I ended up tossing it in the garbage. It bubbled horribly on me like no other nail polish ever has and I needed like 4 coats to get it the shade it should be. Otherwise it just looked very sheer on me. 4 coats it was a pretty shade, but..the bubbling and gloppiness, in a brand-new bottle..ugh!!

I have tried others, Cinnasnap, and even tried a couple from the new released shades, thinking/hoping they would be better. Sadly they are not. They are just gloppy and difficcult to apply.

I love, love, love the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polish, but this Insta-Dri is a total loss for me. Insta-Dri..? Takes forever to dry on me. The Complete Salon manicure polish dries way faster for me than this, and behaves well and applies well. This Insta-Dri lineup for me is just an epic fail. It is a shame because so many of the Insta-Dri shades are so pretty. But I just can't get them to work right or behave right on me or for me. Also the bottle is just awkward, just seems like a bottle a little girl would use. So these are a pass for me. The pretty colors do reel me in, but they just perform terribly for me. :( I only gave it 2 stars instead of one star because the shades are pretty. But when something performs this terribly, after trying several shades and over many years and with many new releases, it is just a no-go, at least not for me. These also chip easily for me. Ahh, just not for me. :((


on 2/12/2015 11:35:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I have 3 shades: Nude-tral, Show Steel-er, and Sand Storm. All shades are opaque within 1-2 coats, and the consistency of the polish is smooth and not goopy at all. As promised, the polishes are dry to the touch within a minute or so and then completely dry within 15-20 minutes. I LOATHE waiting for my polish to dry, so I find myself reaching for these way more often than other polishes. With a quick-dry topcoat applied over the color, I'm able to get about a week's worth of wear before chipping. I love these polishes and will probably buy more in the future!


on 12/7/2014 11:52:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Took my time to prep my nails, did not do a base coat the product only recommends the color and a top coat. Goes on ok but bubbles up like mad...hardens yes but dries instantly NO, not even in 5 minutes, had to take it all off and go bare for my new job tomorrow...not happy!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

My favorite polish by far! I can paint my nails in the dunkin donuts drive thru and my nails are dry and fabulous by the time I get to work!! And that's less than 3 miles.

Dreamsicle- a creme orange, is my favorite summer color and cinna-snap is my go to in the winter and fall.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love the colours, they are opaque and vibrant (peachy breeze, mint julep, pedal pusher, pink blink) Obvi the pastel colours should get more than one coat to have a real nice finish

I find the formula can vary from colour to colour, I had to dilute the peachy breeze with polish remover (went on thick, streaky)
But the more pastel colours I found went on better.

I did experience some bubbling which shows up after the polish has dried..

ughh its very frustrating because the colours are so nice!

I wouldn't use this polish if I was in a rush...I'd make sure I have time to let it dry and to make sure I can adjust to the application... Hopefully they will improve this formula because there other brand "extreme wear" is definitely a better formula


Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Have this in the shade "Peachy Breeze", and I love it! The brush makes for a very easy application, the color is beautiful ( you can pull off one coat with this polish!), and the quick-dry aspect saves my life. 5 minute mani, and out the door! Better than Essie, I daresay!


on 3/22/2014 9:46:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I just bought another one of these in Love Train-- this pinky purple color that is like a cross between barbie pink and lilac. It's gorgeous. I always use a base coat and top coat, and that helps minimize bubbles and chips. I can get a solid 5 days wear, and I'm a mom of 3, garden, cook, gym, work, etc. They're pretty affordable, too.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.




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