Friday, January 19, 2018

New Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Polishes, Part 1!

(Press samples and affiliate links ahead!)

Hello!


As you know, I'm a huge fan of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes, both for wearing, and for stamping with--so I was very excited to find out that Sally Hansen was releasing 16 new Insta-Dri colors! Today we're going to take a look at 8 of them, and I'll review the other 8 in a separate post; then I'll take a look at how well this batch stamps.


Part 1: New Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Polishes

First up, a quick overview of the collection. As the name implies, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes are formulated to be fast drying, so you can throw on a mani change fast and easily. I found all of these to be very fast drying, dry to the touch within 2-3 minutes. Plus, all of the polishes cover in 1-2 coats, most highly wearable with just one coat, which makes them even better for a fast manicure. And, the thick formula is what makes most Insta-Dris excellent stamping polishes.


So let's jump on in with the first half of the newbies! Proceeding alphabetically, first up is Sally Hansen Buff And Tumble, a light beige creme:


Sally Hansen Buff And Tumble

Sally Hansen Buff And Tumble
Coverage: 2 coats
Formula: Good

This was the only polish of the collection that definitely needs two coats for coverage--the first coat was a bit too patchy even for short, smooth nails.

This is a gorgeous neutral, classy and elegant, and it's a perfect base for nail art. I'll be reaching for this one over and over.


Next up we have Sally Hansen Champagne Supernova, a cream creme (why do I love typing that so much?!): 

Sally Hansen Champagne Supernova
Sally Hansen Champagne Supernova

Sally Hansen Champagne Supernova

Coverage: 1-2 coats
Formula: Excellent

All of the light-colored polishes in the collection except Buff And Tumble will cover in one coat if you have short nails or smooth nails, but if you have ridge issues like me you may need two. I was very surprised at how well this covered--white and off-white cremes can be temperamental, but not these.

This is another great neutral--great for spring or summer, it has a very beachy feel to me. And it's another great base for nail art, especially if you like to stay away from stark whites. Pretty much any color is going to look beautiful with this.


Next up is Sally Hansen Heather Heather Hustle, a very light orchid creme:


Sally Hansen Heather Heather Hustle

Sally Hansen Heather Heather Hustle

Coverage: 1-2 coats
Formula: Excellent

This is spring in a bottle--soft, like the essence of wildflowers. Feminine, flirty, and fun.


Then there's one of my favorites of the collection, Sally Hansen Just In Wine, a vampy burgundy creme:

Sally Hansen Just In Wine

Sally Hansen Just In Wine

Coverage: 1 coat
Formula: Excellent

Like most of the dark colors in the collection, this covers in one coat, no problem.

Oh, yeah, this is my jam--pun intended! A classic vampy winter color that I'd wear all year round. I was worried this might stain, but I had no problems. Bring it on!


And speaking of jam, here's Sally Hansen Let's Jam, a berry-leaning red creme:

Sally Hansen Let's Jam

Sally Hansen Let's Jam

Coverage: 1 coat
Formula: Excellent

This was another of my favorites--raspberry goodness that makes me think of summer picnics and bikinis on beaches. Love.


Next is Sally Hansen Midnight Drive, a deep royal blue shimmer:


 Sally Hansen Midnight Drive

 Sally Hansen Midnight Drive

Coverage: 1-2 coats (most likely you'll be fine with one)
Formula: Excellent

This blue is the depth of the ocean, or a clear night sky. It's dark dark dark without looking black, and it has just enough shimmer to give it extra pretty.


Sally Hansen Peach Buzz is my very favorite of the entire collection--it's a peachy creme with a golden shimmer:


Sally Hansen Peach Buzz

Sally Hansen Peach Buzz

Sally Hansen Peach Buzz

Coverage: 1-2 coats
Formula: Excellent

This makes me want peach sorbet, while simultaneously being warm and and somehow sunny. I adore it. :)


And finally (for today!) we have Sally Hansen Petal To The Metal, a light pink metallic:

Sally Hansen Petal To The Metal

Sally Hansen Petal To The Metal

Sally Hansen Petal To The Metal
Coverage: 1-2 coats
Formula: Excellent

This is one super-easy coat, and delivers flirty shimmer like crazy. It makes me think of shimmery Easter dresses and retro lipstick.


Okay--watch this space--I'll be back with the other eight polishes, and a stamping test. In the meantime, you can find these anywhere you buy Sally Hansen products, including their website, your local drugstore/target/etc., or on Amazon.


Happy polishing!
M. xoxo

8 comments:

  1. Some nice swatches of the colors so far here.

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  2. What gorgeous colors and swatches! I wondered if they stamped so thanks for that info and look forward to the next review.

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    1. Thank you! I'm typing up the final post tonight...:) <3

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  3. I'm already in love with Midnight Drive. These are all beautiful on you though. But that one... first on my list.

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    1. Thank you so much! Midnight Drive is gorgeous, I can't blame you!

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  4. "Just in Wine" (heh) and "Heather" are so pretty. Well, they all are. And your swatches are amazing as always.

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    1. That name, right?! And thank you...My personal pick for you is Va Va Violet though...;-)

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