Product review: Sally Hansen Speed dry drops Insta-Dri
I have not done my ‘Magical Product’ series for a while. Simply because now most of my time is dedicated to my 6 week old daughter, personal beauty routine activities have been reduced by 97%. Okay, just kidding: by 80%. Still, I want to look presentable. Therefore the importance of well groomed hands and nails is paramount. Looking for a way to speed up the manicure process and in particular, make nail polish dry faster, I have decided to test drive Sally Hansen’s Speed Dry Drops.
Here is my review on this potentially magical product.
“Flawless finish to manicures for conditioned nails and cuticles. The Speed Dry Drops formula penetrates from base coat to top coat, to completely dry manicure to a smooth hard finish in just 5 minutes.”
- Yes, the wonder Drops made my nail polish dry faster and with “a smooth hard finish”. First image demonstrates my glossy all dried up nails. Because I always wear at least 3 coats (protective base + nail enamel) it normally takes up to 20 minutes to dry, whereas with the Drops it took only 6 minutes. That is a great result.
- Easy to apply. Basically, just use the applicator provided to apply 1-2 drops on each nail. So not much concentration required to complete this action.
- The main trick is to get the bottle opened and the applicator extracted with freshly painted nails. So please learn from my mistakes, prepare all ‘tools’ before starting on your nails.
- Conditioned cuticles? I personally have not noticed any significant changes as seriously my cuticles look fine, they are moisturised on a daily basis.
Conclusion: I would recommend this magic product. Especially for those who have no time to wait for nails to dry. I guess when you are in a hurry the last thing you want is to ruin your fresh manicure simply because the nail polish has not dried properly ;)
Another trick to speed up the nail polish drying process is to use ice cold water! Put enough water to cover your fingernails in a small bowl and add a few ice cubes to lower the temperature. Sink your hands into the water for at least 3 minutes.
[Disclaimer] I was not paid for or asked to do this review. It exists purely from my own desire to spread the news about exceptionally effective products.
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