Tuesday

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Swatches and Review - Chop Chop Copper, Jet Set Jade, No S-pear Time, Quick Jeanius, Wined Up

Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand

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Most of you are probably very familiar with Sally Hansen, a popular drugstore brand that produces beauty products and tools. When I think of Sally Hansen the first thing that comes to mind is their polish and it's rare to find a drugstore or large store (just as Target) that doesn't carry them. Today I'm reviewing several shades from their Insta-Dri line.

Price

Insta-Dri polishes retail for $4.99

Where to Buy

These can be purchased at many of the stores that carry Sally Hansen Products, which can be found through their store locator on their site.


Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Swatches and Review


Product Type

Insta-Dri polishes are meant to be 1-coaters that dry in 60 seconds (these are 3-Free).

Shades

Sally Hansen Chop Chop Copper
Sally Hansen Chop Chop Copper - semi-sheer brass and copper

Sally Hansen Jet Set Jade
Sally Hansen Jet Set Jade - deep metallic blue-green

Sally Hansen No S-pear Time
Sally Hansen No S-pear Time - metallic olive with brassy flash

Sally Hansen Quick Jeanius
Sally Hansen Quick Jeanius - metallic denim

Sally Hansen Wined Up
Sally Hansen Wined Up - metallic deep red

Application

These are all meant to be 1-coaters. I found that all but Chop Chop Copper offered complete opacity with 1 coat. Chop Chop Copper was the odd man out as it was sheer. I found that of the 2 duochromes, No S-pear time offered a noticeable flash with 1 coat, while Jet Set Jade just wouldn't give up that pretty purple flash even with 2 coats.

The Brush

Where to start with the brush. Sally Hansen has put a special "Perfectionist Brush" in these bottles that reminds me of something similar to OPI's pro wide brushes. I've always found these brushes really difficult because I have super narrow nails. I'm not sure if you can tell in pictures, but those wide brushes are almost a wide as my nails, but not quite. Anyway, I did get the hand of working with these brushes fairly quickly (having had to practice with more than a few pro wide ones in the past), but I noticed that all of my brushes were a bit wonky. I'm not sure if this was just a crazy coincidence or if it was a major problem with this line, but for the most part it didn't affect my ability to apply polish with them. 

You can see the end is neither rounded or flat. Some were worse than others, but all were a bit odd.


Final Re-Cap


Price

Insta-Dri polishes retail for $4.99

Where to Buy

These can be purchased at many of the stores that carry Sally Hansen Products, which can be found through their store locator on their site.

My Thoughts

I was very impressed with all of these polishes but Chop Chop Copper, which wasn't bad, but wasn't opaque, so a bit hard to enjoy as much a the others. All of these, except Chop Chop Copper, were 1-coaters (which is not something I often come across). The finish was fairly glossy once dry, though I personally like a really shiny top coat so I would still put one on. I was incredibly impressed that No S-pear Time actually offered a duo flash on the nail! It was too bad Jet Set Jade's pretty purple flash didn't translate to the nail, but it's still pretty. These did dry on me in about 1 minute, which is super convenient. To me, these are the kinds of polishes you could throw on before heading out the door or while waiting in the carpool line at your son/daughter's school. Especially for being drugstore and being reasonably priced, I think it's worth giving at least one a shot! 

Have you tried any of the shades in this Sally Hansen Formula before? What did you think?

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinion stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand.

18 comments :

  1. These all look pretty, but I think Jet Set Jade is my favorite!

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  2. Quick Jeanius has my name all over it. I'm going to look for it the next time I'm out!

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    1. Yay! It's pretty, right?

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  3. These are gorgeous!! Gonna have to look for these! <3

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    1. Oooh let me know what you grab if you get some!

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  4. Oh my goodness. I need Quick Jeanius in my life!

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  5. Jet Set Jade is gorgeous! Love this whole line!

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  6. I actually have great luck with these. I know a lot of people hear Sally Hansen and go yuck but I love them they are truly quick dry and easy to apply. Jade and the wine look amazing on you

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    1. Nice to hear! Thank you ;)

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  7. Wanna hear something crazy...I've never used an Insta-Dri polish from Sally Hansen!! o.O Your swatches are really pretty though!

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    1. Definitely time to try ;) Thank you!

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  8. I love Wined Up!. Gorgeous swatches!

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  9. I agree, the brush takes some getting used to, but I do love this line! My favorite here is Quick Jeanius!

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