sally hansen insta-dri top coat

As much as I love painting my nails 9 times out of 10 I will smudge them. I don’t know what it is, I think time just seems to go quicker in my head so it always feels like I have been waiting for them to dry for longer than I actually have. Only today I smudged my nails by hitting my seat belt holder when I lifted the handbrake up…I mean really, who does that. I have so many top coats, but they all tend to take a good while to dry. I have tried nails inc kensington caviar top coat and it is really good as it dries in 45 seconds, but not so good if you don’t have too many pennies floating around. So I thought I would opt for something a little cheaper. I have heard good things about Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat so thought I would give it a go.
sally hansen insta-dry-top coat
sally hansen insta-dry-top coat
sally hansen insta-dry-top coat swatch

This top coat is perfect if you are anything like me for nail smudging. It dries super quickly and like it says is ‘dry to touch’, although I wouldn’t recommend sticking anything or playing to much with your nails too soon as they will still smudge (yet again another lesson learnt by me!) This top coat is really handy if you are in a bit of a rush, as this is the time I tend to smudge my nails the most. You can literally just paint your nails before you are due to go somewhere without fear of them being ruined by the time you actually get there which is nice! 

My only niggle is that it tends to smudge a little if you paint it over nail art, I think it is maybe due to the different levels of thickness in the layers, so some sections dry sooner. Although for a simple mani it is perfect. For a fast drying top coat, it still has a lovely shine which is really nice too. 



1 Comment

  1. June 28, 2013 / 1:21 am

    Great top coat for the price, I totally agree! Great post!


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