Sally Hansen • SalIy Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat • Top/Base Coats
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Where has this product been my life long? I've got so many nail polishes but never really used them because it was always such a hassle with letting them dry and all that stuff. This top coat makes the entire process SO much easier. Apply nail polish, wait 2 minutes, apply Sally Hansen Insta-dri, wait 1 minute and voilà- done.
It's quite long lasting too, depending on the nail polish you're wearing. But I get a good maybe 5-day-wear out of it, maybe even more. Holy grail, absolutely amazed by this top coat. Would deffs recommend to anyone!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I am going to compare this to the much loved Seche Vite! There are pros and cons to both but on balance, I would pick the Sally Hansen over Seche Vite.
This takes slightly longer to dry than SV - SH takes few minutes for touch dry and about 45 minutes to completely harden. With SV it hardens completely within 10-15 minutes so you can get on with most things and be out of the door within minutes. Also, SV gives you a really glossy, gel-like finish which the SH doesn't quite compare.
Despite this, I prefer the SH for a few reasons - it really makes your nail polish last without chipping. With SV, I would be lucky if the nail polish lasted for 1-2 days but I do not have this problem with SH. This lasts for 4-5 days on average possibly with some minor tip wear which for me is absolutely amazing. The other thing I like about this is that it isn't as thick so likely to last longer. I barely managed to finish half of the SV bottle before it became unusable and had to be thrown out. SH is also slightly cheaper than SV depending on where you purchase from.
Therefore, overall I am really happy with the SH and will repurchase this over SV!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this. I have tried many others but keep going back to this one. It levels out nicely, doesn't shrink my polish, is 3 free, and cheap (only $4 at WalMart!)
I only take a lippie off because it tends to bubble after a few uses; using nail polish thinner helps with it a bit. Still better because my manicure lasts about six days with only tipwear, and I like wearing glittery polishes anyway.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Brown
For some reason, mine tend to get tiny bubbles on my mani, even though i have not shaken it for a long time. So i don't use it often.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love doing my nails, but I am always busy so i can not wait an hour after i do my nails. I have tried soo many top coats, and this is the only one that dries quick and allow me to do whatever i need to do afterwards without waiting. I cant believe it took me long to find it. Ill never go back to another one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I got this on sale at shoppers drug mart for about $3.50. Works good dries fast nice finish. My nails still chip quickly though but even with the most expensive top coats on my nails they still chip fast. Product gets goopy fast so I did have to add some polish remover to thin it out again. I do like this product better then most I've tried. Just keep in mind that yes the tops of your nails are dry but the bottom layers are not so you still gotta be careful what you do for quite some time.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I LOVE this! The only top coat that dries super fast and keeps my polish chip free for days. With being a busy Mom, having to wait 45 minutes for polish to dry is not practical. This polish is super helpful in my weekly manicure routine.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
My all time FAVORITE - the insta-dri top coat and the base coat. Work really well and my nails last a while and are very glossy. It doesn't smudge nail art either so I would recommend it. However buy it off amazon as it I cheaper there.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Best top coat ever!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have purchased this top coat a few times and I do love it. I believe the shine is comparable to seche vite and yes, it does dry fast. HOWEVER, this is one of those fast drying top coats that drys the top layer of polish just enough so that your nails are merely dry to the touch whereas Seche Vite really does dry all the layers of nail polish. If you're not willing to shell out for a more expensive top coat like seche vite or Out The Door then this is a great alternative. The shine is amazing, it's an affordable product but you've still got to make sure all the layers of your polish are dry or you'll end up with sheet marks, lines, and little nicks in your nails.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Just tried this yesterday. Easy to apply, truly dries in 30 secs. No drying or peeling so far. Am curious to see if product dries up in bottle, like Seche Vite does. This is a HG product in my mind. Definitely does what it says it will!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This top coat lives up to it's claims! As soon as you apply it your nails are so shiny and that's how they stay. Definitely dry to the touch in less than a minute. I always do my nails either right before bed or in bed and I never wake up with sheet marks, ever. Typically I use a base coat, two coats of polish, sometimes a coat of a glitter polish and then one or two coats of the S.H. Insta-Dry and my mani lasts for almost two weeks! I have recommended this product so many times! Love it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. It does exactly what it claims to do. No complaints at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is one of my favourite quick drying top coats, because this dries fast, doesn't shrink and gives nice shine too. Also this doesn't get too thick too easily (like for example Seche Vite does). The only downside is the bottle, as it is quite narrow, I always feel like there's a change it will trip easily.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am so lucky to have friends who recommend good beauty products (like an IRL MUA.) Because I was pretty happy with Orly Sec N' Dry, but this might just be my HG. It is fast drying, has a glossy finish, I've seen no shrinkage (rare for fast drying TC) and it makes even my fussiest polishes (looking at you, Butter!) wear and wear. And it's cheap. I will amend the review later if I run into any issues, but for now I'm not seeing any.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Today I finally overcame my frugalities and bought this product ($14.95AUD). I tend to do my nails before bed or before I go out which nine times out of ten results in horrid smudging and fabric imprints. This leads to redoing them, frustration, settling for 'eh, good enough', and a waste of polish.
I think this Top Coat is life changing. Yup, life changing. I applied my Maybelline Colour Show Nail Lacquer and finished with the Insta-Dri. The final finish is smoother, neater, and achieved so quickly. It says it dries in 30 seconds, but for me, that time frame left them 'touchable'. I was cautious for a couple minutes more before commencing movement normally just to be safe. I'm such an amateur when it comes to beauty things, so to finally be able to dry my nails and be functional is mind blowing. Something that would have taken hours (sometimes never!) to achieve, is over in a couple minutes and without a fuss. I wish I had this product in my collection years ago.
I can't stop admiring the finish I am wearing. Not sure yet about the lasting power, but hopefully my good streak with Sally Hansen continues.
I can see that the Insta-Dri will be worth its while in the long term as I don't have to waste lacquer with redos. The only foreseeable problem could be the product becoming a bit discoloured as it is used more and more, but that's inevitable. The packaging was nice enough - the bottle came in a cardboard box. The bottle opening and brush are the slightest bit bigger than other polishes I have used which makes application a bit easier. Essentially, I will repurchase this again and I am tremendously impressed with a product finally 'doing what it says on the tin'.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This product works as well, if not better, than the favorite - Seche Vite, at a much lower price and much easier to find...(local drugstores).
Seriously, a great product that never fails to protect my manis and prolong them - good shine too
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This stuff is so awesome! if Seche Vite is out of your spending league this is the way to go. I put this on after manicures (thinned) and it doesn't chip for 5 days tops. plus it dried not in 30 seconds but I'd be careful for like 5 minutes just to be sure but honestly I'm just a worry wart when it comes to my nails. con is you use like half of the bottle before it gets goopy and you have to throw it out, but honestly at a price of like 3.50 at Walmart it's worth it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
long story short ive tryed many fast dry over coats and this one is hands down my favorite. im not gonna lie ive gone through about three of these bad boys in the past couple years.
dont you just hate it when your favorite opi nail polish takes for ever to dry? yeah me too, till i spent about 4 bucks on this over coat at cvs. Makes your nails look super glossy and clean as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Other
Since I can't get get my hands around the famous Seche Vite so I try this topcoat instead since it's available everywhere in my place. I am surprised that it work so well. It really makes my nailpolish dry faster and I wore my polish for like four days without chipping.