Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri "Blue-Away"

While shopping at CVS for the giveaway earlier this week, I couldn't help but get a little something for myself! Plus, there was a "Spend $10 on Sally Hansen, get $5 extrabucks rewards" so I had to take advantage of that. They basically gave me $5 to spend later! I'd never tried the Insta-Dri polishes, so I picked two of those. I got  Blue-Away and Rose Run.

 I'm always looking for blue polishes, so that one was a no brainer. It's very similar to China Glaze's "For Audrey", but "For Audrey" has a bit more green in it.

I have very few pinks/red in my collection (just not "my" color), though, so it was a little surprising that I was drawn to "Rose Run". It's a pretty mauveish pink. I've got it on my toes now, and I love it, but I'll spare you that picture. ;)

 I literally threw this polish on while trying to get a very stubborn 2.5 year old to nap yesterday. It's not perfect, but this is typical of a Desi mani...I'm too anxious to move on to something else to let it dry properly, so it's almost always immediately smudged or chipped.

 I was a little put off by the brush at first. It's short and rounded and kind flat--not at all what I'm used to--but it applied the polish very smoothly and easily and I had very little clean-up to do. That's a winner in my book!

After a day's wear (playing with my boy, doing housework, etc.), they're already a bit chipped and dented, but like I said, that's par for the course here. Still, you get the idea. Love the color, formula, & brush, so I'll definitely be looking to add more Insta-Dri colors to my collection!


  1. Sally Hansen Insta-dri is my go to polish. I LOVE the brush shape (that's honestly my favorite part... that it's flat like that). I just got Peachy Breeze last week and I think it's my new favorite. I put Sally Hansen top coat (it's chip resistant and dries nails in 30 seconds) on top. I love the blue color you used! I may have to get a bottle of that on my next trip to the store!

  2. I also find that brush to be my favorite. And I might need to pick up that blue at some point.