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Monday, 30 April 2012

Can't Live Without: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

Evenin' my little fellow birds

One of the things that annoys me most when it comes to all things beauty is waiting for my nails to dry. I'm a huge nail polish fan (i change the colour as soon as they chip, i know, i'm obsessed), so drying my nails often becomes a bit of a bore. I've tried it all; nail dryers, wafting my hands in the air like a nutter, running them under a cold tap..but i always manage so smudge them, chip them or just completely ruin them before they're dry. Atleast, that was until i found this little miracle in a bottle: Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Top Coat.

After painting on your nail colour, you simply wait for 2 minutes and apply a coat of the Insta-Dri. Whereas other top coats seem to sit on top of the nail colour and stay tacky for up to an hour afterwards, this one really lives up to its 30 second claim. Infact, I find that i paint my nails more often now due to the fact that the awkward drying session is almost non-existent. It feels really refreshing when applied and in a few minutes i'm good to go. I often find that certain top coats don't look too glossy once dry, but this one has a high gloss finish and looks professional and smooth with just one coat. I also find my nail colour lasts a lot longer when i use this and chipping is noticeably reduced.

Priced at £5.99 it's slightly steeper than your average top coat, but nonetheless it won't break the bank and it lasts ages. I'm only on my third bottle and i bought the first just under 2 years ago now - and to say how much i paint my nails.. I'm muchos impressed. It gives such a smooth, flawless finish and my nails seem a lot stronger once i've painted this on. It's almost as if it provides a protective coating around your nails and personally i think it helps to keep my nails in an all-round better condition (i also use Sally Hansen's 'Miracle Growth' as a base coat). I recently ran out of this polish, and i actually couldn't believe how much i hated painting my nails without it. If you're a serial nail-painter like me then i really recommend; this will save you bags of time and make painting your nails a doddle.

Have you tried any similar product to the Insta-Dri?






19 comments:

  1. I have this and love it! I paint my nails at least every other day and I wouldn't be without this anymore :)
    I also use the miracle cure as a base coat which makes my nails really strong and it's also a really good base for polish cause it makes your nails all smooth :) xx

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    1. Me too me tooooo :) I used to dread painting my nails but now i love it - its so quick and easy and i dont have to worry about ruining them :D Oo yes i think ive tried that - i tend to use the Miracle Growth but i know she does lots of similar ones xx

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  2. I swear by this stuff!!! Its the only top coat I use! I tried soooo many other ones, and I swear this is the best!! Great post girly :D

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    1. thankyouu lovely :) Yess mee too - couldnt live without it xx

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  3. This definitely looks worth the investment for me, I hate the drying stage, I always seem to get imprints in my nail varnish. I'll pick it up next time I'm in Boots.

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahh yes me too - thats what i get everytime i use a normal top coat - and its what happened when i didnt use it yesterday because i ran out :( Needless to say i dashed out and bought a new one today - its amazing, seriously :) xx

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  4. I've been wanting to try this for a while and keep promising myself that I will once the topcoat I'm using has finished. I'm so pleased to hear this works as I am forever smudging my nails xx

    www.misssunshinesparkle.blogspot.com

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    1. Definately give it a try :) Its amazingg xx

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  5. oo i have been looking for a good top coat for ages i may give this a try! sounds like it greats a treat :)

    http://she-shops-alot.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Love Sally Hansen products but I haven't tried this before, I really want to now! x

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  7. My friend is always painting her nails and i was wondering what to add to her present so thank you for this :) xxxx

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  8. Oh this sounds wonderful! I'll definitely have to try it :) Chipped nails are such a big pet peeve of mine as well!

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  9. Souds great ,thank you for the Review!

    Lovely Greetings from Austria :)

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  10. When I saw this post pop up on my feed I jumped with delight! Like yourself, I have a serious love affair with this top coat. It definitely makes the whole nail painting process a simple one. I repaint my nails 2-3 times a week now! The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri colour polishes are also great. Although I find they aren't as quick drying after a couple of months of being opened.

    Another very enjoyable post my feathered friend ;)

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  11. I totally agree, I couldn't live without this! x

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  12. I will definitely be getting this! It sounds great, I've been looking for a better one for an age xx

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  13. This product is absolutely amazing! I swear by it :) There non tacky in 30 seconds and rock har in a few mins!! Love it!! :) xxxx

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  14. great review and super cute blog! xx

    http://www.theprovocativecouture.com/

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  15. Oh my god, this sounds amazing. I really tempted to start painting my nail again after giving up because I always smudged them.

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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