Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Topcoat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Topcoat - £5.99
I didn't paint my nails for the whole of January, and whilst choosing a polish to (finally) use earlier on, 
I was reminded of this little gem, and decided to share it with you! 
I picked up this topcoat a couple of months ago, as I had never tried a fast-drying topcoat before, but didn't really want to splash out on the Seche Vite at £9, so I tried the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri instead, for £5.99. Honestly, looking back, there isn't much of a difference in price, but I guess I wanted something to be able to compare Seche Vite to when I do finally give it a go.

So far, I'm incredibly impressed with it. The formula hasn't thickened, (one of the main complaints I hear about Seche Vite), and it really does do what it says on the bottle! I use this every single time I paint my nails now, and it completely eradicates the fear of a dent, or a smudge. I simply pop this over the top of my polish, and go about with my day as normal. It really does dry nails super quickly, and leaves a beautiful shine that lasts until you remove your polish.
However, I wouldn't recommend applying another layer of polish on top of this, say to dry a first coat of colour before applying another, as I've found that polishes don't sit that well on top of it. (Which is understandable considering it's a 'top' coat!)

I've just had a quick look on the Boots website, and the picture shown for this product also has 'anti-chip' written on the bottle, so I think they may have changed the formula since I got mine.. and I may have to give it a whirl, as my nails do tend to chip a little bit.

As I haven't yet tried Seche Vite, I can't say whether I'd recommend this over it or not, but if you're looking for a slightly cheaper fast-drying topcoat, then this may be the one for you - and judging by the reviews on Boots - Sally Hansen comes out on top!

Thanks for reading, and I'd love to hear what you think down below! :)
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24 comments:

  1. Sally Hansen for me is one of the best nail brands overall - the formula of the nail polishes is incredible and the care products really do work! :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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    1. This is the only product I've tried, I'm really tempted to try more now though! :) x

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  2. I love Sally Hansen such a great brand and works every time! Very pricey but its worth the splurge xx

    www.krystelcouture.com x

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    1. It's true, they are a little more than your average polish, but I guess there is a reason for it! :) x

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  3. I'll have to give that a go when my OPI one runs out :)

    xx

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    1. For sure! :) I don't think I've spotted it in store yet, but it's available online :) x

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  4. Ive been looking for a good top coat, this could be it for me!

    Sian
    xo

    http://sm-beautyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely give it a try, it's lovely! :) x

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  5. All Sally Hansen products are amazing and this one again looks so good! Great post x
    http://the-finestthings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Hey! I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check out my post :)
    (I know it's meant for bloggers with less than 200 followers, but I've liked your blog for a while and you're not too far over the threshold)

    http://lana-loves-lipgloss.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I definitely need to try this! www.jenniferannlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Let me know how you get on if you do :) x

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  8. I could not live without this anymore. I absolutely love it.

    Hannah x | lovelettersandsnippets

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  9. This is my all time favorite top coat! It's definitely right on par with Seche Vite.

    xo Glazed Over

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    1. Oh good! I probably won't give it a go in that case then! :) ..Now I just need a good base coat! x

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  10. Oh! I'm actually using the Seche Vite right now and while I absolutely love it, it does tend to dry out and thicken up. I'll definitely have to try this out and compare them!

    http://www.pshawscorner.com

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    1. I'd love to hear how you find it! :) x

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  11. Seche Vite is fantastic however mine has turned into a gloopy mess and I still have roughly 50% left, it's pretty much unusable in the condition it is in. As good as it is I find it really irritating and will be buying this Sally Hansen one next to try.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. You could always add a few drops of nail polish remover into the bottle, that can help thin it out again so you can finish it!
      I hope you get on well with Sally Hansen :) x

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  12. I have been seriously considering purchasing a 'top coat' product but didn't really know which one to get, you're post has been a great help, off to Boots tomorrow. :-)
    Deborah
    moonstoneandmay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's great! :) No problem, I hope you get on well with it :) x

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