I love a good nail polish collaboration but I wasn’t really expecting anything that had to do with crayons. Released in August, Sally Hansen released twelve of their Insta-Dri polishes in Crayola crayon shades. The result? Better than I expected. It’s been years since I’ve used the Insta-Dri formula but I remember loving it in college. It’s exactly what it says it is, a polish that dries almost instantly, no base or top coat needed (though depending on your personal preference, you may want a glossy or matte topper). These shades are fairly self explanatory so I’m not going to say much about them except every shade was one coat and they were all completely dry in under a minute. I may have to start looking at the rest of the Insta-Dri shades again…
Wild Strawberry was one of the few that stained, but boy did it not want to come off. I really loved Carnation Pink, I would use that in the summer for sure.
I had a few issues with Granny Smith Apple, but that was the bottle. I adore Cerulean and White is absolutely my new go-to white. I’ve never had a one coat, no issues white before. This is my favourite group of the bunch.
Here’s my biggest issue with Insta-Dri, the brush. It’s a massive brush and I have fairly narrow nail beds. That creates a massive problem but apparently I remembered how to angle the brush to get it to go on in one stroke with minimal cleanup. If you don’t know how, it’s a major learning curve that you might decide isn’t worth it. Have wider nail beds? You’ll love it.
These shades really took me back to my childhood and colouring and I’m amazed at how good some of these look as nail polish.