Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Colors

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!

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“Racey Rouge”
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“Jade Jump”
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“Mint Sprint”
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“Snappy Sorbet”
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“Snappy Sprinkles”
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("Snappy Sprinkles "over OPI "I’m Not Really A Waitress" in right pic)

“Blue Streak”
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“Quick Sand”
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BURBERRY

Inspiration.

At the end of the day, that’s what keeps you moving forward.  When you find something that motivates you, you can get it done. You find the energy to give it effort…regardless.

As tired as I was after working a 14.5 hour day at work… Burberry moved me. lol.  And I wanted it on my nails.  This was my first attempt.  But trust me, I’ll be practicing this again until I get straight lines, and a better aspect ratio.  :-).  I will post update pics after I re-do this a few more times….

but I had to share…  Flaws and all.

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I started with the neutral peachy tan Sally Hansen Insta-Dri color "Quick Sand".  Matches pretty closely to the classic Burberry base.

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Then I added some white stripes with white nail polish; tried some free-hand black and red stripes with acrylic paint…. top coat….. and "almost" Burberry :-).

I’d have a huge "Thank You" for whomever wanted to present me with that hot Medium Leather Tote!! (<–link)

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Will try again as soon as I have some time, and will update photos!

Stay Inspired!

 

*****UPDATED PHOTOS!!*****
Mon – 11/21/11

My lines are getting straighter, and I think the aspect ratio is improving.  I like it better, but I think I will have to take a break from practicing it right now because I’m getting frustrated that it’s not coming out exactly how I envision it. 
So, I’ll pick it up again in the future Smile

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I used all polish this time.  Base color is OPI Malaysian Mist, white and black lines were created with Color Club Nail Art Lacquer stripers, and the red lines created with MAC Frost Asiatique