I hate the brush!
I cannot stand the brush to this polish. I hate it. I hate the irregular shape of the bottle because it cannot store harmoniously with my other round and squared polishes. Package means a lot to me when it comes to polishes. Brushes are important as well. I don't like the flat brush...maybe because I am not used to using one like it since majority are round brushes, but I just can't get the hang of it.
It does dry fast and great pigmentation. Formula is a bit thick for my taste but works nicely.
Now that's a polish!
I think this brand of polish is by far my favorite. I love O.P.I. but I can't afford to buy an array of colors. Sally Hansen Instant Dry is a great polish considering the highest price I've paid was $5 a bottle. It does dry fast. I absolutely love the brush. I can apply nice clean strokes. The black color is truly BLACK unlike other colors I've tried. It does have bit of a blue base, but when you apply a second coat it's jet black. The red is a very true patriotic red color that I love. It doesn't stain your nails after applying like some reds can. The colors are gorgeous too! Writing this review makes me want to buy some new polish. =)
- Mackenzie B.
- Lively Lilac
Lives up to its name
This polish dries so fast! It's also opaque in one coat. The brush is wide too, so you can swipe & go. Lively Lilac is great during Spring. Love these! Great work Sally ;)
My favourite nail polish!
I love this polish mostly because of the brush. I have really wide nail plates and I find it can cover it in usually one (sometimes 2) stokes but still it is kinda tricky to get it on my smaller nails. The brush is flat, gets just the right amount of polish and goes on smoothly. Also all the colours are gorgeous! And it dries fast too.
FOR THE MOST PART I LOVE SALLY HANSEN PRODUCTS. PARTICULARLY THIS COLLECTION BECAUSE, SO FAR, IT HAS ONLY COLLECTION THAT HASNT SO QUICKLY THICKENED UP ON ME AND THEY LAST A VERY LONG TIME. THE FORMULA IS GREAT AND THE CURVED BRUSHES ARE GREAT FOR GETTING CLOSE TO THE CUTICLE.
There is a down side
I bought this in a bright magenta pink shade. I really like Sally Hansen products, I find that they are long lasting and their lines always have a very nice shade selection.
This formula is nice and opaque; if you use a heavier hand one coat of this polish will be enough but 2 lighter hand coats would help to make sure that you don't get streaking. This polish does go on nice and smooth, If you use base and top coat this polish will last up to 1.5 weeks without much chipping. I found that this polish isn't really fast drying, it's not that liquidy so the drying time is pretty much the same as any drugstore polish or 2 coats of any polish. The major problem I had with this line of polish is that the brush is wide (compared to a the standard polish brush), flat and it's rounded at the tip. I think this brush was put in to help make applying polish easier and the idea that you could use less strokes to cover the entire nail. I actually find that this wide brush gave you less control, especially if you have smaller nails or nails that are long and narrow or your nail is more rounder in shape and not just flat (the brush is not that flexible to curve with your nail shape). If you aren't good at applying nail polish I would think that this brush would make the process much more messy. This isn't a product that I've repurchased but I do really like the colour selection. Kind of a shame that the brush ruined it for me.
it drys pretty fast and you don't need many coats to make it opaque. this line has a lot of bright candy color which i love! but it tends to cause bubbles sometimes:(
Great for Nail Art Stamping!
The brushes are a little klunky to get used to at first when using any of the colors, but most of them go on with two to three strokes and are opaque without streaks. They dry nice and quickly, and last about a week on my nails when used with Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat and Orly Rubberized Bonder Base Coat. Great value for the price indeed!
I'm also into Konad nail stamping, and in lieu of purchasing the Konad "Special Polish", I use these instead since the formula is thicker and I've had awesome results each time! Winterland White is great as a base and a stamping color- I haven't had such an opaque white in my collection in a long time!
The only "con" like I said is the brush size and shape... It's odd the brush is so wide and rounded. It's great for bigger nails, but I have average sized ones and my pinkies are small- so I always get a lot of product I have to clean up on the edges from it. I think if done correctly, pushing down the brush spreads the color evenly if you do it on one side of your nail first, then the other side... And only if needed do a swipe down the center of the nail. Small ones, you can probably just skip it and do one brush. The SV TC really sets everything in less than 15 minutes, and I can get to crafting and chores without having to worry about chipping or "bunching".
I'd love to see a silver metallic version of these polishes come out!
I like this nail polish because of the price and the colour selection but that's about it. I have a few of these colours and I find they chip sooo quickly. Plus, the brush on these is almost too big for my fingers, especially my pinkies. I also find this nail polish goes bad fast, after a few months they're all watery and yellow even after shaking them. I do use their top coat because it dries so quickly. The only thing I don't like about it is that I touch it and it feels dry and then I'll go to do something a huge chunk of nail polish will be pushed back onto my nail, leaving it wrinkly and gobby. Meaning it dries faster then the polish underneath. Something to the point where my nails will still do that for up to 6 hours after painting them. Now that I know this I just try to be careful. I feel I will shortly be looking for a new top coat.