February 22, 2010

Product Review: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nailpolish, Lively Lilac, B+

Hi all! I hope every one of you had a great weekend!

Up for review today is Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Nail Color in Lively Lilac. I can't find a stock photo of this lovely lilac shade, so all I can offer is my own photo. This is three days post-application...so take it for what that's worth.

If you haven't tried Sally Hansen's nail polish, I suggest it. They offer a wide range of colors that frequently change with the seasons and they are fairly affordable. The polishes retail for roughly $4.99 at your local CVS/drugstore. And my review details...

The Good: As mentioned, this is a fairly well created polish line that offers a variety of colors and stays put. Granted, you will get some chipping, but for a drugstore brand it's not too bad. Load up on an extra dose of topcoat, and you'll be in pretty good shape.

The Bad: The brush takes some getting used to - it pulls out a ton of polish and you really have to watch it before you apply to your nails. Also, the brush is much fatter than OPI or Essie, as it's designed to cover your entire nail with one swipe. Not the worst thing in the world, but it definitely took some getting used to.

The Verdict: B+, this is a pretty decent polish for the price. I give it a "+" because I like their array of colors - especially the new-ish, Lively Lilac. I've been seeking a pale purple for some time now and I wasn't a huge fan of Essie's grayish Lilacism. This color is warmer and has a very (and I mean very) subtle sheen to it. It's a really nice spring-y shade.

What do you think? Are you a fan of lilac polish?


Pamela said...

I really like that color and for that price?!? I may have to check out Sally Hansen

Miss K said...

I just bought this color last weeka and put it on this weekend! Great minds think alike! I love the Sally Hansen line, when I get my nails done professionally with their color it last SO much longer than most nail polishes I've noticed.

The Obsessionista said...

you have pretty fingers :) - the color looks great on you!

heathernkids said...

Definitely a fan of the lilac! It's so nice to see pretty, feminine colors coming back, instead of us all walking around wearing "angry-emo-teenager" black because we want to look deep and mysterious.

Coley said...

Pamela - Thanks! I'm a big fan myself.

Miss K - That is so funny...and random! Glad to hear it lasts :)

Obsessionista - Thanks girl!

Heather - Thanks! Yeah, I like dark shades every once in a while, but all zee time is way too emo.