Rated 4.31 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 5896 customers I buy this product again and again.
Kat Girl from St. Louis, MO
I use this product all the time.
I love the frosted colors
Grandma6 from kingsport, tn
I like frosted colors. This one was pale pink but goes on lighter. Easy to apply with the big flat brush. I did 2 coats and it looks good.
Color: Mauve it
em from Maryland
First of let me say that I did not get the insta dri nail polish here, I got it at a pharmacy a couple months back. This nail polish is honestly one of my favorite because it actually dries SUPER quickly and most instant dry nail polishes either are expensive or just don't work at all, but this one works for a super fair price. Plus the "mauve it" color is soooo pretty so if your getting one I definitely suggest that color :)
DebRich55 from Baltimore
Pretty but dries poorly
Dries slow and smalls bad
Krissi from CA - California
I bought this product in store and was quite excited because the color was unique and so pretty. But, when I got home and tried it I smelled a bad odor and realized it was jelly belly scented when it starts to dry. Also leading to the next issue is it doesn't dry fast at all. I waited 30 minutes and it was still tacky. The brush is very large and picks up too much product, it spills all over my skin and is hard to get off.
not a fan
nope from nope
Frustrating, clumpy and stringy - No Go!
nanshee from Los Angeles, CA
I was hopeful that this would live up to my expectations (obviously) but I'm so frustrated with this polish. It is clumpy and stringy. I thought it would be a great quick dry solution but this stuff is so thick... odd that it does dry relatively quickly. The stringiness is a huge no go for me. Wish I could return but I'll just add this to my graveyard of nail polishes.
Best polish I've ever used
Jay from Texas
I have a gel nail drier and kit from Ulta that I barely use anymore because this polish is so nice. I use a clear coat as a base, two coats of color then a top coat of clear and it lasts almost two weeks. I'm impressed.
Would buy again~ love
Jen from Annville, PA
Dries INSTA FAST!
Cathy from Buena Park CA
Dries instantly. No time for mistakes. Goes on too thick. Color is beautiful. Won't buy again.
momoffour from Ohio
These will make nice stocking stuffers for Christmas. The colors are so pretty.
Jojo from San Diego
Love this product just be wary of buying this shade online. It is not cherry red at all but more a pale coral peach color
Rich and long lasting!
Air-Sonic-Beauty from Illinois
Love love love these nail colors! They are so rich and beautiful. the brush is wide enough that you only need one coat and it spreads evenly.
I would buy it again
Reag from Plattsburgh NY
I painted both my fingernails and toenails and absolutely loved the color and how fast it dried. But I am a swimmer so the next day after practice most of my nail polish had chipped off.
Dries quick. Covers well. Chip resistant.
PKRN from Pittsburgh
I really like the convenience of this product
Definitely buying more if this brand!
Beth from Philadelphia
Wide brush allows coverage of the entire nail on one swipe. Brush holds polish very well so that you're not having to use two coats. Dries quickly and is durable. I will definitely be purchasing this brand in other colors! Good price for quality!
It does dry fast
xine from new york
I applied one light-medium coat and it dried fast about 90% in 3 minutes. I'd give it 5-7 mins tops for it to be completely dry. And just be to safe, I would not apply another coat for some colors. It looks fulfilling enough with one coat which is fantastic. Great product and beautiful colors!
love this formula
boulder hippie from Boulder CO
It's not too thick or gloppy but it usually only needs one coat, dries super fast. Love this polish. I want it in every color
I won't be buying this again
Kristi B. from Small Town, Alabama
This nail polish is so runny that I ended up with polish on me, on my bathroom counter, and on the rug just taking the wand out of the bottle. I've never had difficulty with Sally Hansen before. I won't be buying it again.
I love this polish
Glamapanda from Hattiesburg
I have always used Insta Dri because I'm incredibly impatient however the last couple of years I've really been buying them because I now have a little diva of a daughter. These are perfect for kids because they dry so quickly. Only con is for some reason it will not stay on kid nails if they take baths instead of showers. Really not that big a deal - my daughter is learning the importance of two coats and a top coat.
Its Kay for the price
ketchup from Union city, MI
Its a good middle of the road polish, you get what you pay for, stay power isn't great but if you don't mind layerjng the color isn't bad. Can I just say, the lady that blamed the nail polish for making your kid cry, no one cares, kids cry over ridiculous stuff. It's not the nail polishes fault she cried Karen.
Carol M from Elk Grove, CA
This is my new go to nail polish for so many reasons. First, it's pretty darn affordable. Other polishes that are so expensive don't even last two days....not this one. And when this one does start to chip, it's SO easy to touch it up because it's super fast drying! There are so many polishes that even after a half hour you still have to be careful and I just am not patient like that. Definitely give this one a try!
Colors are off
saraskiggles from Pennsylvania
I like this nail polish itself but the colors don't match the website photos. I bought cinna snap thinking it was a deep reddish brown almost metallic or shimmer, but its just a flat dark red shade.
Yo from Usa
Dries fast but you need two coats for this color. Idk if that's convenient. Its only the black color that needs this.
Great nail polish line!
Ariel from Chesapeake, VA
Fantastic polish. Dries fast. The teal color is quite present/bold with just one application. It pops with two coats. The matte finish feels nice and light. I've been wearing mine for a week and it hasn't chipped. It can be somewhat goopy if not applied carefully, but it's a very good line of nail polish.