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 7319 customers Great nail polish!
Autumn from USA
I got the ASAP Apple (bright red) and Heather Hustle (light purple), but I've only tried the red so far. The color is exactly what I wanted! It took 5 minutes to paint my nails and maybe half an hour to dry (maybe less, but I'm cautious with my nails lol). I only had to do one coat, just like it says. I'm on day 5 so far and my nails only just started chipping a little bit. Great buy!
Very Nice consistency!!
Summer from Phoenix, AZ
Super pretty color...heather hustle...much lighter than shown in photo....almost white with slightest lavender tinge....just what I wanted!!!
HAIL CHERRY BOTTLE PICTURE LOOKS RED BUT ISN'T
MAKEUPER from MEMPHIS, TN
THE COLOR HAIL CHERRY BOTTLE PICTURE LOOKS LIKE BRIGHT RED BUT ACTUAL BOTTLE AND POLISH COLOR I RECEIVED IS A MUTED TERRACOTTA. THE LABEL ON MY BOTTLE DID SAY HAIL CHERRY.
Slick Vic from phoenix
Confetti Pop and Hail Cherry aren't the color they appear to be on screen. the "pink" base on confetti Pop is more of a lilac mauve than a bubblegum pink. It's also pretty sheer. Hail Cherry leans way more pink than it does red. The formula is BOMB though! love these!
Yvonne from Huntington beach
This is the best, lasts for ages and looks like professional nails
Quick drying is the best
Asia from Princeton, NJ
I've purchase so many of these and I love them for how fast they dry. I don't have the time or patience for my finger nails to dry. Some of them last longer than others and some of them come out more sheer than others and some also have a less beautiful color, but same with most brands of nail polish depending on the color.
Emommie from Brick, NJ
I love the color and the staying power of the polish. It does not dry in 60 seconds.
Brit from Wisconsin
Ok formula, dries very quickly but chipped after 2 days. Easy to remove. I got a deep wine color and it is very pretty. Also the brush hairs are not even length so I get polish quite a bit on my skin around the nails, kind of annoying. Won't buy any more from this range.
worst nail polish i've ever used
Morgan from Washington, D.C.
I bought the white one, and it's the stickiest, goopiest nail polish I've ever used. The brush is so thick it's hard to apply and it goes on really unevenly. It also didn't dry very fast, which defeats the whole purpose. Definitely won't buy this again.
nailed it from United States
Cinna snap turned out to be a cherry red, that is fine with me though. I love Insta dri though, it dries fairly fast and has good color.
Love these polishes!
taketotheskies from United States
I love this. I have four now- in shades pink (I forgot what shade that is) Grape glitter , midnight ride and make it snappy. They're really great! They dry fast and have a really nice brush . They don't smell too bad either ( I mean they still smell like nail polish but not too bad ) . The only thing I have with the grape glitter one is that it is chunky glitter so it's hard to take off when it chips.
All the shades stay on pretty well, I still use a top coat when I need it to stay but I'd recommend this for a budget friendly option. OPI is still better though.
Betsy from Michigan
Liked the color but the polished chipped and cracked within less than a day.
bethany from NY
Really pretty, dries quickly
Jackie from Las Vegas
Literally it's one of the best affordable drug store nail polishes. It does dry super fast, it's opaque, and lasts for a long time!
Savannah from TX
It dries really fast only if you apply super thin layers of polish, but that's almost impossible to do because the applicator is too big; too much polish accumulates on the brush and it's nearly impossible to apply in thin layers. Also, as someone with slimmer fingers, the polish gets all over my skin because the applicator is so large.
If the layers are too thick, it does not dry quickly at all (I waited more than 10 minutes, and it still wasn't dry but eventually I gave up). Also, a lot of polish stays on the rod (?) and drips down onto the brush, making it even harder to get a thin layer. And since the brush is so flat, it's hard to scrape off excess polish on the side of the bottle. If you can manage to get a relatively thin layer of polish (which is insanely difficult to do) then yes this dries "instantly". If not, you're going to have to wait as long as normal polish.
Polish Queen from Maryland
Great nail polish! It does what it says and dries very quickly.
Best fast drying polish
KatieK from Atlanta
I have 0 patience with waiting for my nails to dry. This stuff dries so fast. I love the wide brush and the range of colors. I think I have about 4 now and they are all I use.
Their insta dry line is always the best
BR from Sherman Oaks, CA
its great for when you have no time to do your nails or you have no patience lol and do not want to use a UV light
Stephi from Shaw AFB, SC
I am actually really loving the polish I ordered and will be ordering more. It did dry very quickly. I got the glitter one and it has a rough texture but the top coat took care of that!
Very pretty red. Reminds me of Christmas
Eva from Springfield, PA
Pretty color and does dry fairly quickly
Good product, but would choose darker color
BdashI from Las Vegas NV
This is my favorite brush for polish. I just wished the color was darker than when I put the bottle on my fingers to see if it matched. It'll be ok for the toes, tho.
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