Rated 4.32 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Ocean Approved!
I received this as a Free Sample for my 100% honest review. Sally Hansen nail polish Insta-Dri over succeeded my expectations! Receiving the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Flashy Fuchsia was the exact color I wanted, I absolutely love pink nail polish. My first opinion of reading the nail polish & how its supposed to dry instantly did not convince me until I tried it. I even tried to use another nail to put a dent in the nail polish but I could not, it literally dried fast! This was the first nail polish that did what it said it would. I am impressed with Sally Hansen on putting out Insta-Dri Nail Polish that literally dried Instantly! After my nails were painted, which keep in mind I had to do two coats, I wanted to put them to the test! I live in walking distance to the beach & wanted to see what the ocean water would do & how picking up shells would take a toll on my nails. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri aced the test! I mean I had a tiny chip but it wasn't no big deal! I plan on purchasing Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in the future!
Most Helpful Critical Review Dries moderately fast. Quality needs to be improved.
I admit, I have not used this nail polish in over a few months. When I grabbed it out of my nail polish box, the color was severely separated and required me a good five minutes of rubbing it in my hands to get the color to look normal.
Putting it on my nails, I noticed the polish was way too runny and often overflowed onto my fingers and paper, even when I made sure to use only enough polish to cover what is needed.
Unlike the forty-five minutes it takes to dry my nails with other brands, this polish dried in roughly twenty and didn't really go through that awkward gel stage where it appears dry but is still wet.
Looking at my nails an hour later, I have noticed a lot of bubbles on my nails, and my nails really look like I just dipped them in purple paint instead of looking like a salon manicure.
Though it was fast drying, there were a lot of quality issues that I have experienced that does not make this product worth buying again.
Reviewed by 5860 customers Bright Glitter Polish!
Kat from Nevada
This is one of my favorite products. The glitter really sparkles and is very bold! It works!
"rainbow" is a joke
Agnes from Oregon
One of the most disappointing purchases ever. This "birthday cake" caught my eye in an ad! It very clearly looks like rainbow sprinkles in this picture, no? In real life, the polish is much more off-white fleshy cream color and the only visible sprinkles are a dull bluish gray, metallic peach, and gold that is so low contrast you can barely see it in the base polish color. It could not be uglier if you tried to make it ugly on purpose.
Brianna from MN
Truly a fast drying nail polish that goes on smooth.
Only brand of nail polish I buy
Nina from Michigan
These are my absolute favorite nail polishes ever, and the only brand I by now. They dry super fast, beautiful colors. I do like to do 2 coats and then a clear on top for a longer stay. love them.
Kmr from IN
Got this for my 5 year old. She was super excited about the "sprinkles". Put on three coats. Looked like nude nail polish that a child got something stuck in. No fun dots. Just not fun. She cried.
Yes I would buy again for sure!!!!
KJ from Roseville, CA
Product was great, easy to use and dried super fast. Put it on as I was doing my make up, by the time I was ready to get dressed my toes were completely dry.
My go to
Molly from Pittsburgh
Obsessed with this color I've been buying it over and over again. I'm also super inpatient and it dries so quick. The only thing I will say is it tends to get thick/need thrown out quicker than other nailpolish, which works for me because this is the only color I use, but otherwise would be a bummer
BTSGIRL11 from ARIZONA
I was VERY excited for the Birthday Cake one and smh... it didn't even look like it in person!! The confetti was much bigger than i thought it'd be and had different colors that what's shown on the picture. the nail polish isn't fluid at all, very goopy and hard to work with. Drying time takes FOREVER. Please do not buy!!
Horrible goopy , brush too wide
Nyitalian from Ny
The worst polish ever, the brush is so wide it is impossible to get just the nail.
Streaky, goopy does not dry fast and just shows Globs once it finally does dry.bought tje heather lilac and it looks almost white on.never again, will pay for a better polish
Not the color shown, at all
Gaia from Ca
I thought this would be a more rich color that would only need 2 coats, but it's not, it's totally transparent and is more suited for a little girl or an older person who doesn't want too bright or bold color.
Love Insta Dri
Mal from Georgia
I have used several Sally Hansen Insta Dri polishes. I love how it's easy to use & it dries so quickly. Also love the matte look.
The only complaint I have on this specific one (Violet Velvet) is the color looks purple in the bottle & blue when painted on nails.
None from Goodrich, Mi
Very nice color to match my dress. Could not control the liquid on the brush and it went way up had to be careful that it didn't drip. Dried fast, but probably wouldn't buy it again.
Not my favorite
Tal from utah
I had high hopes for this.. but the polish goes on so clumpy. It has potential to be so cute but it just drys so clumpy and gross. I tried to redo being more patient the 2nd time but it did not work.
Quality depends on color
MD from CA
I love the In-Neutral color, but the Coral Commotion isn't opaque. It took three coats to get a solid color and it's still pretty see-through. It also bubbled a lot and didn't leave a smooth finish, which is an issue I didn't have with the In-Neutral color. I'd recommend the In-Neutral, but not the Coral Commotion
This is awful
Dee from FL
It looks like glue and doesn't last a day! Don't buy!
Tutti Frutti Dries Clear
Emmywemmy from Dallas
Loved this. Dries as fast as advertised. Tutti Frutti looked like it would have a light pink/lavender base, but dried clear. Still fab, but maybe adjust your expectations for this shade (or lack of).
Love this nail polish!
Baillie from Illinois
I bought the color Coral Commotion. I love this color by itself (usually takes 2 coats) or as a topper! This color looks great with red underneath. The purple reflects are so fun for summer!
AmyChere from MO
I love this polish! It's so fun and dries so fast.
Fast Drying Nail Polish
Elmer27 from Santa Maria, CA
The nail polish dries fast enough that you can enjoy doing things after painting them.
I'm fine w/ these nail polishes
Josie W. from East Texas
I have several different colors of this and haven't had any issues.
Dries super fast but doesn't last very long
Mare Bear from York, PA
My almost two year old always points to my painted nails so I thought I'd try this for her. Dries so fast! She (and I) love it!
Cute color, but won't stay
Max from Tennessee
This is a cute shade, but it started chipping very severely after ONE day. Extremely disappointing.
No color on nails.
Kimsuzy from MI - Michigan
Came on clear.
Product seemed defective - Coral Commotion
wayfarer from california
I've used the Insta-Dri in at least one other color and didn't have this issue. But Coral Commotion, while beautiful in the bottle, is extremely runny. So much so that I found it pooling on different parts of my nails depending on how/where my hands/feet were placed.
Color sunk into the sides of my nails and stained the nail and the skin orange. I tried to make it work a few times, by itself and over other colors, but it either looked like I had just spilled some Kool Aid on my nails or never set and smeared later on.
Was looking foward to a fast easy and pretty color for pedicures, but this isn't it. I wonder if this was defective or just too old?
Sandy from Pennsylvania
I was in love with the color but then i realized that it almost turned out to be a kids nail polish type look. even after 2 coats it was still that see through type of look and it was not worth it. definitely never purchasing again.