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.
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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.
Thyme is Money
Mamabear980104 from Plainfield, IN
I wasn't to sure about this color for myself but it's become one of my absolute favorites!! Love Sally Hansen products especially these Insta-Dri colors
Jelly Belly Pina Colada
Mamabear980104 from Plainfield, IN
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polish is one of my go to polishes.
The colors are nice and the drying process is great!
I was super excited about this color for the season but it's not for me so another polish for my daughter.
Prettier in the bottle
April from Upland
This color was not a good matte polish
My Go To As A Mom
La Pachuquita from Ventura, CA
I like that it dries quicker than other brands so I dont have to be incredibly careful letting them dry, especially with having a curious toddler. I've gotten compliments at work too; my customers have asked which salon I went to that was open during this pandemic and they were pleasantly surprised to hear that I did it at home with Sally Hansen!
Nanner from Redford, MI
I haven't tried the silver I bought yet but I did try the purple-ish color. It is super sheer color. I had to do about 4 coats to get it to cover fully. I've used metallics before, other brands, and one coat covered. I would not buy this again. I'm giving 2 stars because it did dry extremely quick which was good since I had to do so many coats of it.
Love the staying power
Mily the Kat from CA
Mauve It is a very pretty color! idk how I feel about the brush though, its too wide and pulls out too much polish. the stick is as long as the bottle which makes it too long for me? i do love the staying power though, so that's great!
Coral commotion is weird
Any from Arkansa
This dries almost clear with a yellow tint. After two coats I only see pink in the right light otherwise it makes my nails look like a gross yellow color
Love this product!!
Cutiepie from Birmingham Al
This is such a great polish!! It helps me get out the door quicker because it dries so fast!! I don't have to wait on it to dry! I can't say enough great things about it! Try it!!
DanaW from Hilton Head Island, SC
Obviously, i use this product on my nails. Really fun color.
Glitter obscured by opaque base, many tiny bubbles once dry
Pajaymas from WI
The liquid base is too opaque to allow much of the particles to show through. Not many confetti dots end up on the brush. You can't paint this on in strokes as it will wipe the confetti off/to the end of the nail. Many tiny bubbles formed under the polish during the drying process.
If I were to make this, I would either have a kit with one bottle of opaque white and a second with a clear liquid containing the confetti to layer on top, or I'd use one bottle with less opaque and more iridescent white liquid containing the confetti.
The bubbles in the product are so bad however that I would not use this again regardless.
I attached a photo but my phone's camera is not high quality enough to truly capture the extent of the bubbles.
Cute in the bottle!
BigRed from NJ
Wish the little flecks were better suspended in the polish instead of sinking to the bottom. Even after shaking the bottle, they're hard to get onto the nail.