Sally Hansen • Insta-Dry Fast Dry Nail Color • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I have half a dozen of these polishes and love them all. I like the ease of use of this formula as I can get a quicky manicure in just a few minutes. I tend to prep my nails the night before with a thourough manicure and 2 base coats... the following day I'll grab the one and apply a few coats, a top coat and I'm out the door.
My go-to color when I'm in a hurry is Petal Pusher. It's a classic look, elegant and drys fast. For this look I only use one coat and my nails look fresh, clean, a bit longer and tasteful.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I love these polishes. I am so impatient and drying drops and sprays seem to mess with the finish of my polish because my hands are in water all the time, so fast-dry polish is the best route for me. This comes in so many colors, and is pretty cheap most places. Always under $5. There are several finishes, but most of the colors I own are the creme. The coverage is amazing, one coat and the color is rich and even (no streaks even in the light cremes!) and the flat wide brush is awesome for quickly and evenly laying down color with less chance of mess. It dries super quickly, within a minute, and usually resists chips for a few days (some polishes don't even make it one day on me without chipping or peeling off). I am going to try some of the metallics next.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
The colors that come in this product line are unbelievably adorable :) They're all very flattering and pigmented, which I defiantly love most about this nail polish. Second, I love the brush. Most brushes are round, so when you try to paint your nails and get close to the cuticle, it gets on it :( But this brush has two flat sides, so you can brush one side of the polish off and use the other one and get close to the cuticle, no problem. Third, it dries fast, which is a really good plus. My only complaint about this is that it chips easily, but the way I fix this is the first day apply one coat and a top coat and then let dry. The next day to prevent chipping, I put on another coat of polish and then top coat, which makes it shiny again. Then everyday I wear it after that, I just put on a top coat. That usually helps it last longer and prevent chipping for maybe 4 or 5 days. Another complaint I have about this polish is that it is so hard to take off. Sometimes I don't even put it on because I know it's going to be so hard to take off. The color gets everywhere and stains my nail, despite my use of a base coat.
Overall, I would reccomend this to anyone, but also let them know how hard it is to take off.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This is my go-to nail polish brand. Better than OPI or Essie. It really does dry so quickly and it doesn't chip easily at all. The brush is wide, so your polish goes on evenly. The colors are nice and opaque too, which I love!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have two of these polishes - Lightning and Petal Pusher. I love both the colours and they both go on very opaque in one coat (which I love!). My only problem with these is the fat brush (I have skinny nails) and that the polish goes on very thick, making it hard to fix chips. It also peels very easily.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This polish always teases me in the drug store. The color choices are stunning...and really, who doesn't want instantly dried polish?
But the results are horrible. Streaky, lumpy and dull. Did I mention that it doesn't instantly dry? Also, the brush is way too wide which makes for a sloppy paint job. Wet-n-Wild makes better nailpolish that's cheaper and does dry much quicker. No, not my favorite polish.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Im so torn with my feelings on this polish...
It can get thick and gloopy (gloopy? you guys know what I mean)
It does chip fast even with a base and top coat
It seems to stain my nail when I'm removing it (my biggest issue with this polish)
Dries very fast
One coat and its perfect (mixed feelings about the brush)
I cannot get enough of the Peachy Breeze shade, and this is why I will buy over and over and over again. I just love it. I do plan to try the mint shade and maybe a couple others, but peachy breeze is amazing
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
These are my favorite nail polishes. I love, love, LOVE the brush. It literally covers in one stroke and holds the polish evenly on the brush (no giant glops dripping off the end). I wish all nail polishes used this type of brush. The colors are very vibrant, and the formula is not streaky at all. It dries to the touch in about 5 minutes and is fully protected from bumps and indents in about 20 minutes for me...can't beat it! It wears super well--on my toes it can go for over a week before I notice tiny chips on my big toe. This nail polish is amazing!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is literally the only nail polish I will ever use again. I'm obsessed with the brush applicator. It makes it SO easy!! The colors are amazing. I have about ten. They are pricey but worth every cent. They really do dry fast. I'm planning on purchasing the sally hansen nail crackle polish next. :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have been really happy with my insta-dry polishes. They have good pigment and dry fast. I LOVE them for stamping. They work perfect.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I actually really like this product! I usually hate all other Sally Hansen products, but this line is pretty good! It dries fast, has great pigmentation (only need 1-2 coats), and stays on for a long time! One downside would be that the color tends to dull down after a few days of wear, although it might just have been the topcoat I was using. Also the large brush annoys many people, but honestly I don't have a problem with it! FOR PEOPLE THAT USE NAIL ART STAMPING KITS, TRY THIS BRAND!!! The thickness of the polish works wonders on even the cheapest of plates! The color is so bright, it shows up over darker colors!!! I recommend this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
The colors of this product are fun and pretty. After I apply a coat, it dries very quickly and I can be on my way. However, it does chip rather easily after a few days of wear. I suggest a base coat and a top coat to help make the polish last longer.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Hazel
I have this brand in Lightning & Livley Lilac . these are really good polishes & they go on smoothly . I will keep buying them until they make them (:
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have the clearly quick to use as a top coat and it works just fine. Takes a bit to get used to the brush, a lot of polish comes out on it and it's flat, but I didn't have any bubbles so it's not a problem. It dried quickly as expected. I didn't really like the color choices very well, but the clear makes a nice top coat over another color that chips easily and it works.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I got this in the new shade Slick Slate, which is a sort of purple-taupe-grey shade. The color is nice but the polish is awful. It is thick and gloppy and was impossible to get a smooth coat. I'm thinking of adding a little nail polish remover to thin it out and trying again for the sake of not throwing money out the window by tossing it in the garbage the first day I have it.
The finish is weird, kind of bubbly and uneven. It is very thick and opaque, which I normally like, but not with the cheapness of the finish. I shook the bottle a thousand times to make sure it was mixed well after seeing the texture, but no help at all.
Have to pass on this one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
The colors are good and the texture is really good and user-friendly for a quick-dry polish but it chips fast! My manicure only lasted 3 days! It doesn't really save you time in the long run if you need to keep redoing it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I dont know whats up with all the negative comments on this product. When I put this on one hand and started on the other, the other hand had all ready dried! The brush is kind of wierd, but its because you have to get the color on before it dries. Plus, I only need 1 coat and it was a rich color that looked great against my skin tone. And I only got it for 2.99, which makes this product feel like im stealing! (I got Lively Lilac and Silver Sweep)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
bought this in 'mint sprint' a few months back. loved how densely pigmented the color was - hated the super thick, almost gloopy texture.
imo, the price tag isn't justified for several reasons:
1 - no shades available that are unique or exclusive to this line
2 - pain in the ass to apply (despite the "new brush") even for a quick dry formula this was uniquely irritating in it's application.
3 - stained nails through a base-coat!
4 - chipped and flaked easily, but required so much polish remover to remove that my nails ended up burning & throbbing afterwards (something that never happens when i remove other nail polishes with the exact same nail polish remover.)
i only wish i could rate this lower.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have this in only one shade, which is "Instant Coffee". I've used the whole bottle which I never, ever, ever do (seriously, I have polishes that are probably ten years old that are stll 3/4 full) because I ADORE this color. I'm sort of on a taupe kick, but I need a very specific taupe; anything too silvery or gray toned looks bad with my warm complection and hair. I need a plummy taupe...you know, that color that is SO trendy right now, not quite gray, not quite taupe, not quite plum, but sort of a combo of all three?? THIS is that color. It's gorgeous and it's a great neutral.
That said....the quick dry formula is great. I am a perfectionist and I like a high degree of opacity with my polish, so I tend to do 3, sometimes even 4 coats. Sometimes that means multiple hours of drying time and I still end up with sheet marks. But with this polish, I can put on two or three coats and it's deep down dry within 30 mins. AWESOME.
However, that comes at a price. If you goof, you cannot go back over it to smooth it out or fix it, because if you do, it will drag against the already drying color and cause marring. You have to either wipe it off and start over, or wait for it to dry and cover it up with the next coat. That was annoying at first, but once I learned to work with it, it really became a non-issue.
The other problem with the quick dry formula is that it becomes thick and gloppy in the bottle much faster than conventional polish. If I hadn't used it up so quickly, it probably wouldn't be usable much longer.
I do not like the brush, particularly for toes. I find it too large and awkward to work with. I will say however, that for me, this has excellent staying power. But...I only use polish on my toes...so, take that for what it's worth.
Overall, great product, reasonably priced, great color selection. Will definitely repurchase!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I HATE THIS PRODUCT SO MUCH! I bought the clear "top-coat" and it makes my polish chip so badly! I also had the white polish and the formulation was awful, extremely goopy and hard to spread on the nail. The quick dry aspect does work, though, but I wouldn't buy it.