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.