I love painting my nails. And I actually used to do nail art very often back in my 20’s. I did go to a class on how to do gel manicure. And also, as I am trying to reupload my videos on my new channel, believe it or not, my very first videos years ago were all about nail art hahahha. It is so nostalgic. That is how I started before shifting to make up and other beauty stuff.
This is one of my passion and I like doing my own nails. I love colors, it is not a secret. And I have high respect to nail artists. I would have became one if I continued studying. So I figured I would share some of my favorite nail polish brands that I have tried.
The INSTA-DRI® line from Sally Hansen, it is a quick dry formula that dries up fast within 60 seconds.
The characteristics of this nail polish is the 3-in-1 formula: base, color and top coat.
Est. New York, 1957 Sally Hansen Inc. is an American beauty brand founded in 1946 by Sally Hansen herself.
Her popularity rose because of the innovative and efficient products with accessible prices to all women.
The brand started with only two products for the nails. The iconic “Hard As Nails”. Now it is a premium brand which comprises over 300 colors available, distributed in over 55 countries in the world. And also the number one brand in the United States.
To be honest with you, I have known the brand mostly for its nail products. I have heard a lot of good reviews about them I am actually surprised to know that the brand has other beauty products for the following category:
- colored nail polishes
- nail care
- tanning products
- hair removal products
- beauty accessories
“You can do something about anything. You can and must improve constantly”SALLY HANSEN, LOS ANGELES TIMES, 1934
She believes in the power of taking care of our own beauty. Women loves pampering themselves and that is why she is here for all the women who needs it. The products, the know-how and the inspiration for a professional result and even better created by our own hands. It is for us to feel good everyday.
“Beauty to a woman is power. Power to believe in herself.”SALLY HANSEN, LOS ANGELES TIMES, 1934
Sally Hansen is an entrepreneur who challenged everyone and the whole society when she headed the beauty sector, innovation and style icon in a time in which women are only allowed in the domestic affairs and not inside a business company. She created lifestyle and beauty which she has always imagined for herself and did it with her own hands.
If you have time I recommend you try to read about her on the company’s brand. It is so interesting how she was able to achieve the goals during the time in which is very difficult for women to emerge in a society in which men dominates.
Let’s get back to this nail polish this is the Instadri nail color in instant coffee. I love this particular color, so simple and very natural. It is a light nude peach shade almost skin like. I would have prefered just a tiny bit darker than this as I have dark skin. But it’s fine, I guess. If you don’t want to put something striking, I suggest you try this but of course if you prefer other shades Instadri has a lot of colors you can choose from anyway so of course if you have a certain color preference, you can check out the available colors.
Another thing that I admire most is that the company don’t test the products on animals. And one of the many benefits of our products is that they are free from FORMALDEHYDE, DBP AND TOLUENE ingredients!
The brush looks really nice and compact and wide enough to cover my nails in just one coat. It is. not too big nor too small and I really like it a lot.
When it comes to longevity, I think out of all the nail polishes I have tried, this is the one that lasts me for almost a week without chipping so easily! Unless of course I wash the dishes or clean stuff LOL! To me it is incredible as I have always had nail polishes that kinda breaks easily. I don’t really mind in general. I can always reapply it. But I appreciate it all the same. Especially for people who are busy and doesn’t have time to even reapply or give attention to the nails.
And lastly, it is expensive, guys. At least for me! hahahha I usually don’t pay €7 for a nail polish hahahah nail polishes are not something that I will pay that much for. I am good with €3 max lol. I actually even got it on a discount, as I remember well, the price point is around 9-10€. When I saw the sale, I picked it up just to be able to try it. I don’t know when I will be able to repurchase this again hahahha
I have always been intrigued as this is so popular, I want to know what is so special about it compared to other nail polishes in the market. But I guess with the quality and performance and also the colors, I guess I get what I am paying for. And also, this is a brand not easily accessible here in Italy. Some retailers and stores do have a Sally Hansen shelf for this but it is not very common and they are absolutely pricey.
If you find this article interesting, thank you so much for reading! I will definitely insert about other beauty stuff here in my blog not only make up and skincare as this is also a part of beauty. Again thank you and see you on my next article! Ciao!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored article. All the products that I feature here in my blog I purchased myself. My opinion is based on my experience upon trying and using the product.