15 Jun 2012

My thoughts: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat


Hello, today I would like to introduce you to a product that really has made painting my nails a doddle. Meet my life saver. It totally sounds like I'm over exaggerating, but I'm a girl and I honestly don't know how I managed when this product was non existent in my beautiful nail polish drawer. I used to spend long hours perfecting my nails and waiting for them to dry, of course most of the time boredom would strike and I would never fail to smudge them, messing them up and getting annoyed at myself. Before this beauty of a product my nails would take what seemed like forever to dry. Even ages after I had finished painting them, when I thought they were dry they would often deceive me and end up smudging, oh the joys. However, this product has definitely made me fall back in love with painting my nails!

So, the reason that this has ended up in my possession is due to other bloggers having a good natter about it, I instantly knew it was something I needed in my life. It's quite widely available which is fab so you can all get your hands on it, I have seen it in the usual, Boots and Superdrug (cheapest I have found online: £4.99) but also on Feel Unique and I have spotted Sally Hansen products filling racks in Asda and Sainsburys. The actual polish is clear and quite runny but it's nothing that makes it a pain to use, in fact I think it's a benefit of this product as it means no tackiness to mess up your coloured polish and it glides on like a dream, I don't tend to wipe too much off the brush so I get a thick-ish coat as I do think if there wasn't much product on the brush it would end up dragging on the nail, smudging the colour. The brush is nice and quite flat so the whole nail can be easily covered within seconds. I don't think the product makes a huge difference in terms of chipping to be honest, it's just the drying effect that amazes me! It also leaves your nails really glossy. I apply it pretty much as the brilliant minded people behind the product instruct me to do and my nails really are dry to the touch after about 30 seconds. It's amazing. I can go about my day as usual without any smudging to worry about, oh how I love you Sally Hansen. Now I know that I will always have time to prettify my nails as it takes me no time at all compared to the silly amount of time I used to spend blowing my nails, whacking the hair dryer on them, running them under cold water and getting frustrated as I avoided touching anything with the fear of smudging. Another brownie point goes to this bottle of goodness as it contains UV filters which prevent fading and yellowing caused by sunlight. Overall, this is so worth it, I 100% recommend it for those who are a hater of waiting for their nails to dry, I mean who isn't? Even though I use quite a bit it has lasted me ages and I'm only almost half way through so it is definitely worth the pennies and I will repurchase!

I hope you have enjoyed this post and I hope you have a great weekend. I have just finished my work experience at a primary school, I loved all of the kids and totally enjoyed it, I really didn't want to leave! On Sunday I'm off to Alton Towers with Lee so I'm looking forward to that, I have to say I am rather nervous about that fact that it is just me and Lee having to find our way around trains, a hotel and stuff. Feeling all grown up! Hopefully we will make it and won't end up at the opposite end of the country haha.

Thank you for reading. Love, 
Rachael xx

22 comments :

  1. I love this stuff, I've just put it on and my nails and it's amazing,
    You will have loads of fun at Alton towers! i've been today =)
    xx

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    1. I love it too, isn't it great! :D
      Thanks, so excited! just hope we manage to get there haha, hope you had a great day!
      xx

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  2. This sounds like a great product, I like that it has the UV filters in it :) Have a fun time at Alton Towers!

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xx

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    1. It really is a fab product, I just found out about the UV filters, definitely a plus point!
      Thank you! xx

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  3. I have this too and I swear by it! Every time I paint my nails they get a top coat of Insta Dri :)

    Alice

    https://SecretsOfAWannabeCharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm the same, can't imagine using another top coat! x

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  4. ohh this sounds so good! my nails always take a lifetime to dry. gonna keep an eye out for this.x

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    1. You definitely should, it's so worth it! :) x

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  5. I need this in my life! I hate waiting for my nails to dry, it's such a pain when I don't have enough time to wait until they will try. I need to give this a go. Thank you for the review. x

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    1. You're very welcome! You should definitely try it out :) x

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  6. This looks amazing, I hate waiting for my nails to dry! Great post x

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, it's a great product! x

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  7. I absolutely swear by this! I painted my nails 3 days ago and topped it off with this and there's absolutely no sign of chip or wear yet - and they've probably got a good 3/4 days left in them!

    Alice

    http://SecretsOfAWannabeCharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. So good isn't it! That's fab, maybe the effect on chipping is just not something I have noticed x

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  8. The price seems pretty reasonable too, I might have to try this.

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    1. It certainly is a good price for such a good product! x

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  9. This sound like a great idea, defo need this!

    http://whatkimmididnext.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. im going to buy some fedup of having to wait for my nails to dry!! x

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    1. Hope you love it too! It is totally worth it x

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  11. Ahh such a good and HELPFUl post thank you for sharing! I love putting on nail varnish and being experimental but I am ever so impatient and hate waiting for it to dry so I usually don't wait long enough and ruin it. Grr. This is really then has to be worth the investment! Btw lovely blog!

    Gemma x

    https://www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you very much! Pleased it was helpful, you're welcome :) That's exactly what I used to be like, totally recommend this product! xx

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