I recently decided to ignore my disdain for drug store nail polish and pick up some of the new Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes. I bravely looked past the hideous 1984 looking triangle shaped bottles and saw some truly gorgeous looking colors. The fact that they are cheap ($5.49) and quick drying didn’t hurt either!
One thing that was a little strange at first was the brush. It’s very wide and tapered and I thought there was no way I could get it to apply nicely. I was wrong, it actually worked out perfectly. The polishes were all opaque in two coats. I must let you know that I wore Jumpin’ Jade recently as a mani and it chipped within 24 hours. However, I wore Uptempo Plum as a pedi for a good 2 weeks with no problems. Other people have said these can last up to 5 days, so I think it all depends on the person wearing it (and how much you wash your hands, which I do A LOT). Check ’em out!
Blue Streak is a very nice shade of icy blue. The finish is shimmery yet also metallic. I didn’t have any streaking issues with it, which was great. They aren’t kidding when they say “Insta-Dri” these dried seriously quick, like within 2 minutes!
Pronto Purple is fabulous! The purple is kind of a grape/wine color and there is so much shimmer! The shimmer is red and blue and in the sun this baby really sparkles.
Jumpin’ Jade is THE reason I decided to try these out. I had seen this color swatched on someone else’s blog awhile back and had been jonseing for it ever since. I think this is now in my top 10 best green’s. True to the name, the color is a jade green shimmer and I cannot begin to describe how great it is. If you are a green fanatic you MUST own this!
Mochachino is one of those lit from within colors. It’s a brown base but has very small gold shimmer that looks almost buried DEEP within the brown and that’s what causes that glow. I love it and know I will be wearing this a lot.
Blazing Blue is another “glowy” looking color. It’s a dark navy blue with light blue shimmer. I can think of a few other colors similar to this, so it’s not totally original, but still really great!
Uptempo Plum is my second favorite of these. This is a vampy dark plum with pink shimmer. It does tend to have that blackened look when not in the sun though so if you don’t like that, then this might not work for you. I however loved it!
You can find these colors and many more at various drug stores such as Walgreen’s, CVS, Wal-Mart and Target.