Review n Swatch: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Blazing Blue

by Bionic Beauty on 04.Sep.2010 · 6 comments

Since I’ve had quite a bit of “downtime” this past month, I have been indulging in cheap frivolity- nail polish. My latest requisition is a bottle of Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri nail polish in Blazing Blue.

In the bottle this nail polish has green, turquoise and blue shimmer; but it’s not noticeable when applied. I was a bit saddened by this fact since it’s what really attracted me to the color in the first place.

Bionic Beauty blog review and swatch of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polish in Blazing Blue

Sally Hansen's Blazing Blue under incandescent lighting

This way my first foray into the Insta-Dri formula…
I wasn’t very impressed. The nail color lasted less than a day and peeled off in complete layers. I guess the good spin on that is I didn’t have to use nail polish remover to take off the polish. The formula is also a bit thick, so you may want to add a few drops of polish thinner before using. It did dry exceptionally quick… almost too quick for my preference. I barely had time to go complete three polish swipes (middle, left, right) on each nail before everything started to clump and bunch.

Bionic Beauty blog review and swatch of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polish in Blazing Blue

Sally Hansen's Blazing Blue under fluorescent lighting

One more warning, even with a base coat, you may end up with blue smurf fingers for the day if you use nail polish remover. The blue pigment is tough to remove (which is common with many blue-toned polishes).

The brush is quite nice- it’s the same one that is included in the new Sally Hansen Complete Salon line, but with a different handle. The color is very pretty and it’s affordable at about $3.50 per bottle at local drugstores – I just wish it would last longer.

Have you had better luck with the other colors from the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polish lineup?