The colour and formula on Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polish's is impressive, but the double polish configuration from Summer 2011 is just ridiculous. I have nothing but praise for Sally Hansen Nail products but this one has me scratching my head. I picked this up just after X-mas, wore each polish on it's own shortly after then tucked it into my deez-elemer, forgetting about if for several months.....
Since that time I had noticed a strong nail polish-ey scent in my craft room/make beleive nail salon, but could not figure out where it was coming from. I meticulously inspected each bottle I own, ensuring that they were properly closed and that there were no cracks or flaws in the bottle caps but I could not figure out what it was.
The colours are fabulous and this combination is eye-catching but the deliver sucks. I am not surprised they dont sell these anymore ( at least up here )
The yellow polish, Lightening, is a nice shade of yellow. On my ring nail is Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow for comparison ( If you have a hankering for a nice yellow polish, just buy this instead). To paint my nails I had to yank out the brush stem and use that instead of that weird oblong cap.... and I didn't do a very good job.
and the lovely chevron mani
messy and not worth it - but I only paid a buck for this polish duo so I shouldn't complain - but i will
After decanting the polish into cute mini bottles - I can safely say I will never do this again.... there was polish everywhere! These two polishs are dupes to the X-treme Wear polish's pictured below. The X-treme Wear polish's are way easier to work with, more ecenomical in volume and have lids that close properly.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lightening = Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Mellow Yellow
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Brisk Blue = Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Blue Me Away
My mani today is a basic ruffian, I used nail tip guides at the base of my nails becuase my free-hand ruffian manis never look right to me. Below is 2 coats of the Insta Dri in Lightening
I applied the deep french curve at the base of my nail
added 2 coats of the brisk blue
waited till it sorta dried, then removed the french tip guides and added a coat of TC
This colour combo is pretty awesome.......
.....and 1 more photo
I love the colours. I prefer my nail polishes to be in separate bottles anyway but it was a good idea :P
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I...have never actually seen these but that design looks terrible! I'm glad you could find dupes because they're both GREAT colours!
I love the mani you ended up with but agree with you that the double polish contraption is just a MESS. Glad you didn't spend too much money on it and were able to find dupes!
I love that colour combo. I have both those colours in seperate bottles (thank god by the looks of it!) and I use them together all the time!
That is the weirdest thing I have ever seen, it looks so inconvenient to use! Glad you got them into their own bottles because they are lovely colors but man that looks like a mess and a half. Great mani you made with it!
I am so glad that I passed on those weird double polish do-dads.
i have the mellow yellow and i love it! yeah,, that looks like a lit bit messy,,,
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