Sunday, 15 April 2012

Nail Obsession: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

For the last several years, I have had acrylic nails.  I love them because I never have to worry about my nails looking neat and presentable for work or a night out, as they are permantly french manicured and glossy.  I know they are not the best things for your nails but my natural nails are pretty terrible and are always breaking, so for me, acrylics are something I could not (and would not) go without.

For this reason, I rarely paint my finger nails.  On the other hand, my toe nails are always painted and presentable, but generally due to a quick sweep of polish an hour before I go to my yoga class!  This generally limits the colours I choose to use as I look for a quick drying nail varnish that I can brush on and forget about.

Until I discovered Insta-Dri! This clear, anti-chip top coat not only helps my varnish to stay glossy and chip-free, but it also dries any nail varnish in 30 seconds. Fab news!

Directions for use: Paint your nails with a nail varnish of your choice.  I usually apply two coats, depending on the one I choose.  After 2 minutes apply 1 coat of the Insta-Dri top coat and within 30 seconds any nail varnish will be dry to touch.

Since finding this top coat, I have not stopped painting my nails! I love that I can have two coats and a top coat done within 15 minutes or so.  I don't think I could do without this product now.

There are some more top coats available in the Sally Hansen range, that I'd really like to try, namely 'Mega Shine' which is an ultra glossy top coat.

I got my Insta-Dri for free when I purchased a couple of other products from Boots a few weeks ago.  It retails at £5.99 and you can buy it here.

Are there any nail products that you couldn't live without?

Much love,



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  2. Wow this sounds great. I must get some!

    Xox Soph

    Glamorous Life