Evenin' my little fellow birds
One of the things that annoys me most when it comes to all things beauty is waiting for my nails to dry. I'm a huge nail polish fan (i change the colour as soon as they chip, i know, i'm obsessed), so drying my nails often becomes a bit of a bore. I've tried it all; nail dryers, wafting my hands in the air like a nutter, running them under a cold tap..but i always manage so smudge them, chip them or just completely ruin them before they're dry. Atleast, that was until i found this little miracle in a bottle: Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Top Coat.
After painting on your nail colour, you simply wait for 2 minutes and apply a coat of the Insta-Dri. Whereas other top coats seem to sit on top of the nail colour and stay tacky for up to an hour afterwards, this one really lives up to its 30 second claim. Infact, I find that i paint my nails more often now due to the fact that the awkward drying session is almost non-existent. It feels really refreshing when applied and in a few minutes i'm good to go. I often find that certain top coats don't look too glossy once dry, but this one has a high gloss finish and looks professional and smooth with just one coat. I also find my nail colour lasts a lot longer when i use this and chipping is noticeably reduced.
Priced at £5.99 it's slightly steeper than your average top coat, but nonetheless it won't break the bank and it lasts ages. I'm only on my third bottle and i bought the first just under 2 years ago now - and to say how much i paint my nails.. I'm muchos impressed. It gives such a smooth, flawless finish and my nails seem a lot stronger once i've painted this on. It's almost as if it provides a protective coating around your nails and personally i think it helps to keep my nails in an all-round better condition (i also use Sally Hansen's 'Miracle Growth' as a base coat). I recently ran out of this polish, and i actually couldn't believe how much i hated painting my nails without it. If you're a serial nail-painter like me then i really recommend; this will save you bags of time and make painting your nails a doddle.
Have you tried any similar product to the Insta-Dri?