Friday, 26 October 2012

Review : Insta-Dri, yes. Awesome, no.



Hey girls!

My review on Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color is mainly a comparison about its claims and my personal experience with the product.

“Nail color covers in just one coat, brilliantly. The Perfectionist Brush contours to any nail, so color always glides on precisely, quickly, flawlessly. And, the exclusive Flexiglass Complex combines beautiful, brilliant shine and super-strong wear. So simple, so Sally”

Sally says : Nail color covers in just one coat, brilliantly.
I say : The color, Pronto Purple is beautiful. I thought the color was in a way too matured for my taste but it turned out quite pretty. (I have this fear of being passed-off as an 'aunty' due to my ‘matured’ look. #firstworlddilemmas.)  Awesome if paired with a black nail polish. But, the color didn’t show up brilliantly with just one coat as claimed. My picture shows one coat of Pronto Purple. Kinda weak but the color is only brilliant after two coats.

Sally says : The Perfectionist Brush contours to any nail, so color always glides on precisely, quickly, flawlessly.
I say : Dislike the brush. Its too thick and slightly too wide which causes clumping in the middle of the nail during application. Yes you have to be quick when gliding it on as the formula dries up pretty fast. I experienced clump-land on one or two nails but its even worse if I use my left-hand to paint my right. Urgh!

Sally says :
And, the exclusive Flexiglass Complex combines beautiful, brilliant shine and super-strong wear.
I say : Nay on the super-strong wear, unless you have someone shampoo your hair for you.
The edges faded/chipped a day after my daily rituals. I found it quite disappointing as I expected highly from Sally Hansen. My RM8.90 Essence nail polish dries a second-slower but lasted 5 days or more.

Great for :
 - Students who love changing nail colors according to their outfits.
 - Busy, working ladies who want a complete the look for a night out after work ;)

Conclusion :
I would recommend for anyone who wants a SUPER, QUICK fix.
It does dry extremely fast. Too fast for my liking as I am slow-poke in painting nails (It’s a leisure time activity.)
All in all, at least it does live up to its product name. Insta-Dri!

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