Friday, July 03, 2009

QUICK ON YOUR FEET


Sometimes I wish there were 30 hours in a day. There are times that even with the best intentions the things I need to get done simply don’t. In just such a bind I found myself rushing though CVS last Friday. I was looking for a quick dry nail polish because I didn’t have time for a pedicure but needed a polish change before a party. I saw a display for Insta-Dri, a new line by Sally Hansen. They had over a dozen shades and a quick check of the label showed that the worst offenders in the polish biz were not to be found. In fact, the Sally Hansen website acknowledges concern about toluene, DBP and formaldehyde and, “As part of its Sally Cares initiative, Sally Hansen has proactively responded to these potential concerns by reformulating our products to remove these ingredients from all nail care products.”

I found a great coral shade, Sonic Bloom, very much like the Zoya color I’d been wearing (and great with a tan...real or faux). The color was bright and glossy and dried in time for me to slip into sandals and get out the door. The genius feature is the contoured Perfectionist Brush, shaped to allow for maximum coverage and no need to go over areas twice. As with most quick dries the color doesn’t last like traditional polishes but it’s perfect in a pinch. I recommend adding a topcoat for a bit more shine and staying power (I love Barielle No-Chip Speed Dry With Silk Protein). Then it’s back to the rat race. xo a.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I JUST BOUGHT THIS AND LOVED THE COLOR FOR SUMMERTIME! PLUS IT DRIES SO FAST, I'M IN LOVE...

Hot Money Mess said...

Hey Sarah,

This is off the nail topic...but I have been noticing how awesome bijou phillip's hair always looks. Is her hair really really curly? It always looks great and SO THICK. How can I make my wavy fine hair look THICK??

Jessica Allison said...

Maybe I'm the odd man out, but I have this in 2 shades and while it does dry quickly, it also bubbled up badly, no matter how I applied it. I also noticed that my nails have been extra brittle since I started using these, so I'm glad (but surprised) to see they don't use any formaldehyde or toulene.

Glad others have had better experiences!

Mikaela said...

I freaking LOVE the brush for this polish, but hate the polish! It came peeling off my nails in full sheets the very next morning after I'd applied it. I took the brush out & use it in SH's hard as nails/hard as wraps - works great!

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