GLAM

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Lou's Reviews || Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

I spend a lot of time on my nails. Too long really. I actually pondered out loud in the car today to a captive Matt, 'I wonder how many minutes of my life have been spent painting my nails?'. I don't think he was too interested, but I am, haha. Guesses on the back of a postcard!

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat



So this is the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat. How much do you enjoy the translucent red bottle? It reminds of the kind of makeup packaging they had in the 80's and this, for some reason, makes me smile. 

It's a fairly simple product. You apply it to freshly painted nails, it speedens the drying process, provides a protect shield against chipping and adds an extra layer of gloss. 

I have been using the for a few weeks (I used to use a China Glaze top coat or go without) and I really have noticed a difference. My nail polish stays put a lot longer (like 2-3 days) and my manicures do look a lot more sheeny shiny, which is something I really love. I can't say my nail polish dries a great deal quicker, but I like to do my nails when the baby is in bed and I have a little 'me time', so I'm happy to sit still and be quiet for ten minutes- it's peaceful. 

For £5.99 this little guy won't break the bank and if you were looking for a new top coat or a product to make you nails look that little bit better, I would happily recommend it. 

Not a very in depth review I know, bit let's face it, it's a shiny see-through thing you wipe on the end of your digits, not the hadron collider ;).

Do you use a top coat or are you a paint 'n' go kind of a gal?

Toodlepip!

xx

This month my Ultimate Advertiser is Confessions of a Secret Shopper. If you would like to know more about advertising on Sprinkle of Glitter, check out my 'Sponsor' page up at the top!

61 comments:

  1. I've been using this sally hansen topcoat for ages! love it so so much, sally hansen never lets me down :)
    liv xo

    http://livflorence.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'd like to try this :) It's be great if my nails dried faster. I like translucent red bottles too! xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. i've been looking into getting this but i wasn't sure if it was worth the hype! i think i have the absolute worst nails ever and my nail polish always chips because i haven't found anything good enough so i always go without it instead. next time i go to boots i think i will get this (along with the big collection of essie nail polishes they just added!) :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've heard amazing things about this top coat - next on my list!

    http://peluxe100.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have not tried. I use the Seche Vite fast dry top coat and by the time you apply it to your last nail your 1st nail is dry even after 4 coats! Wow is all I can say. It too leaves a supper shiny top coat. I finally have no lines in my nails from sleeping. My nails would take forever to dry before

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm a top coat kind of gal myself. I've tried several of them too. Unfortunately at this point in the game I can't remember half of the ones I've tried haha. But I have found one I really love because it dries really quickly and that's Essie's Good to Go.

    A Bite of Glamour

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is my topcoat of choice, I've tried loads but this is the only one I've really liked!
    While I'm here I just wanted to also say that I really loved your latest YT video, really inspirational :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. I think your amazing..your blog is sooo fun and cheery! If i could make my blog a fraction as good as yours then i will be one happy girlie :) :) if you do have any spare time...if you could check my blog out...you dont have to like it or anything just if you have any advice etc...i would be extremely grateful for any feedback! You probably get these sort of messages all the time :) but thought you might have some spare time if your bambino isnt keeping u busy haha! :) www.allthatisprettyx.blogspot.co.uk xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sounds great! I use Opi's basecoat and topcoat, I love it! Also their dip and dry is very nice as well :) Ixx

    http://limesandsmiles.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love this topcoat - and I have noticed that my nailpolish dries alot faster.
    http://iamnatthosch.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great review, I love Sally Hansen nail products! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  12. must try this out - my nails are so weak and they chip ALL THE TIME:(

    http://eabhaa.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  13. ive had this before x its amazing

    ReplyDelete
  14. Been looking for a good top coat, thanks!

    Loulah Loves…

    ReplyDelete
  15. i absolutely love this top coat!!
    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  16. I bought this about eight months ago or so (never repurchased it), I went through it ridiculously quickly and after a few weeks, it started to go really clumpy/gloopy so it was really hard to apply. I didn't see any change in the length of time my nail polish lasted, although it did make my nails really shiny.

    @nicolayoung13
    www.nicolayoung13.blogspot.co.uk
    xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  17. i'm addicted to top coats, i never go without and if they are fast drying..hey! thats even better!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I frickin love this stuff! It's amaaaazing! I just tried Seche Vite but this stuff beats it hands down! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  19. I've been looking for a new top coat - was thinking of getting the Seche Vite but think I will try this first! x

    ReplyDelete
  20. I want to try this so bad now, this and seche vite.

    http://sophierosehearts.blogspot.co.uk/

    <3

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm not really a lover of Sally Hansen's top coats, as they tend to make my nails peel in hot water (ie a bath/ shower) which is never fun
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  22. this was perfect because i'm looking for good drugstore/cheap top and base coats!

    stylesista.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. i've gone through about 3 bottles of this stuff, love it!
    http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love Sally hansen top coats! x

    ReplyDelete
  25. i've seen the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in stores, but here, in Australia, they're quite pricey, it around $15-17, i actually ended up purchasing, a Sally Hansen double action one, i'm not quite sure, what it is called exactly, but you can basically use it as a base coat and a top coat, and i love it, my nail polish stay on, no chipping for about a week and a half!!

    http://zoeelizabethmaxwell.blogspot.com.au/

    ReplyDelete
  26. I usually use the Barry M topcoat which is good but maybe I'll try this one next time for a change :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  27. I'm a big fan of this top coat, and the Mega Shine...don't ask me why but I seem to have a whole host of topcoats! I always feel like I'm doing a better job if I use a topcoat but very rarely use topcoat on my toes!

    -Alice
    shinyprettythings-alice.blogspot.co.uk

    x

    ReplyDelete
  28. Ive been wanting to try this but wasnt sure how good itd be for preventing chipping. Sounds really good though, wonder if itll beat my trusty Seche Vite! xx

    ReplyDelete
  29. This is the best top coat ever! I love it
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  30. I'm definitely going to try this now - I've been using the Barry M one, but this sounds so much better :) Thanks for the review xx

    ReplyDelete
  31. i always used to use that but stopped for some strange reason a while back ... i will definately be purchasing it again :) http://jenairegrets.blogspot.ie/ xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  32. This topcoat is amazing, dries quickly, makes everything super shiny and doesnt go all cloggy half way through the bottle the way seche vite does :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. I reckon I have spent many years of my life doing my nails! Imagine if you added up how long you spend on hair, makeup etc. It would be more than half my life for sure!

    I haven't tried this but it looks really nice!
    May have to give it a go next time I'm topcoat shopping!

    Georgia x
    http://georgiabeee.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  34. I don't usually use a top coat but I am getting pretty fed up of having chipped polish after only a day or so. I think I will give this a go!

    ReplyDelete
  35. First of all, let me tell you - I love watching your videos on youtube. Secondly, I really need to buy one of these little magic bottles!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I've been looking for a new top coat for ages and I think I'm going to try this one out :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  37. I'm a seche vite fan...I've gone through bottles and bottles of the stuff. I buy it from e-bay. Similar price to yours, which I may try. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  38. oh perfection just bought this, so glad to hear its good!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Sounds like a great product! I'm not too big a fan of the one I have now, so your recommendation comes at a good time!
    http://cofcorals.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete
  40. I use the seche vite one, would love to try this but i've still got 2 bottles of the seche vite to get through first! maybe one day...

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  41. I'm a top coat kinda gal! I'm currently using the Barry M one which I think is really good, I had my nail vanish on for nearly 2 weeks now and it's hardly chiped! :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  42. I try to use topcoat everytime, but if I am in a hurry I just swipe and go :0) Dawn

    ReplyDelete
  43. I normally use a topcoat. I find painting my nails is quite relaxing, it's almost therapeutic!

    thoughtsfromanothergirl.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. Ohh this is my holy grail of nail products. i used to hate painting my nails until i found this :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  45. Thanks for this review! I'm going to run out of my current topcoat soon, and will definitely be giving this a try when it does :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  46. I purchased this a few days ago and am yet to try it out. Can't wait to use it now!

    http://passionformakeup11.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  47. I use the OPI Start to Finish and it is so shocking. It takes hours to dry and my nail chips in a few hours its so annoying and for the price it is, its so not worth the money. I might try the Sally Hansen one it might be better.

    Shenae xoxo
    breakfastwithnae.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. I really want to try this, I think I'll pick it up next time I'm shopping and give it a whirl! :-)
    poppyrobinson.blogspot.com
    x x x

    ReplyDelete
  49. I get what you mean by 80's!

    http://perlaxmakeup.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  50. I've been using a Sally Hansen Diamond Shine top coat or something along the lines and I love it! My nails are soooo shiny afterwards! My bottle is getting to the yucky state and I must repurchase quickly so maybe I will purchase this one instead :) Thanks!

    summerofwonders.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  51. I love this top coat!!!! so amazing!
    http://hesmellslikelilies.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete
  52. I often can't be bothered with top coat! Xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. I love it too, but I find it goes 'gunky' and thick so easily, I get halfway through the bottle and can no longer use it!

    ReplyDelete
  54. I love this! I used to use the one in the opaque silver bottle with the blue lid - think it's called Instashine (definitely not called that) but used to find that went really gloopy! This stuff is leagues better! All hail the hanson. xCx

    ReplyDelete
  55. I have to confess I don't often use a top coat, mainly because it makes my nail polish take longer to dry and I'm usually in a rush before I go out on a night out! Having said that, I'm obsessed with using a base coat as I've done a nail care course and had it drummed into me to always use a base coat to prevent staining my nails!
    www.fionalovesdaisy.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. i use the barry m 3 in 1 polish:) its really good but its hard to get the last of the product out of the bottle :(

    http://www.themake-upcounter.blogspot.co.uk :)

    ReplyDelete
  57. I have this, love it :D xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  58. This looks good - I'm looking to buy a new top-coat. I use Barry M just now but I don't find it makes much of a difference and I'd really like something that means my nails dry a little faster. Have you written a review on China Glaze or any others? I'd love to see one. Love your blog as always!

    xx
    rococ0.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. This one TOTALLY changed my life (well, my nail polish life). Usually the only time I have to do my nails is right before bed, so the manicure often gets messed up with the imprint of my bedsheets. With this topcoat my nails are ACTUALLY bone-dry to the touch and they look shiny and perfect for a whole week. Absolutely wonderful.I've even started to pamper myself with new polish colours and cuticle oils because it's now possible for my nails to look beautiful every day.

    ReplyDelete
  60. i tried it over the top of a barry M navil vanish and didnt like it. I felt like it didnt do anything.
    But after trying it with other nail vanish's from different brands i thought it was amazing.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for comment!
Sprinkleofglitter xxx

 photo newer.jpg  photo older.jpg  photo homebot.jpg