Sally Hansen Insta-Dri – “Jade Jump” & “Mint Sprint”
Shany Plate – SH18
I made a brief return to stamping. Well, it may not end up brief. I may linger here for a while because I think it’s so pretty. These Insta-Dri colors are GREAT. Quick drying for the base color, and perfect consistency for stamping. And I still have quite a few stamping plates to explore.
As you can well tell, I’m a Sally Hansen fan! They really have a good thing with their polish formulations. And they have been around FOREVER. I remember my grandmother using the Sally Hansen hardener in the rounded bottle with the pink tint when I was really young…. and that was eons ago. lol. So this brand has staying power. And that stuff is still widely used.
When I was willing my nails to grow and retain length earlier this year, I happened upon the Insta-Dri line of polishes. TIMESAVER! It fulfilled a few goals: 1)pretty nails 2)super low time-commitment 3)frequent change.
It took about 5 minutes for me to manicure my nails from start to finish with these polishes. The very wide brush applicator covers nearly the entire nail, so in just a few sweeps of color you’re done. And it dries within a minute. Smudge possibility: minimal! I generally use two coats, but the polishes have great coverage, so it’s very possible to only need one coat.
When my nails are at their "working length" I chip polish off the tips almost daily…. so I’m consistently changing the polish. Plus, I constantly pick at the polish from the cuticle side of my nails (very bad habit, you should not do this), so my polish never has a huge chance of survival… :-/. The quick-dry feature of this polish solved the issue of not having time to do my nails. Now there is no good reason not to polish your nails.
And this line has a broad range of colors to choose from. Something for everyone.
You have 5 minutes to spare?? Polish your nails!
("Snappy Sprinkles "over OPI "I’m Not Really A Waitress" in right pic)