Friday, June 22, 2012

13 All Over Again: Quick-Dry Nail Polish

Big surprise: I'm a nail polish snob. But I'm either too busy, too lazy, or have better things to do than paint my nails on a regular basis. And I can't seem to justify paying for manicures weekly. When I do sneak in the time to paint my nails, then I go to bed an hour later and the polish ends up all smushed. This does not make for a happy Mel.

On a whim, I bought Sally Hansen Insta-Dri purple polish and top coat.

Much to my surprise: it did not suck! I painted my fingernails and toenails Tuesday night. No basecoat, two coats of polish, one layer of topcoat. About an hour later, I showered and went to bed. As of this morning, they're starting to chip a tiny bit around the edges, but that would have happened with anything I used. I've thrown around derby gear and had my pinky nail skated over in that time. (No worries, my finger is fine.)

My past experiences with quick-dry polishes have SUCKED. I've even tried this exact brand and type in another color and wasn't super-impressed. Obviously I'm shocked enough that I felt the need to share this with everyone. I'm leaving both the color and top coat in my purse makeup bag for future downtime self-manicures.

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