For many finding a good top coat can be half the battle when it comes to a good manicure and painting your nails. What many people don’t realise its not always about the nail varnish you are using, but what you put over that to protect it. I’ve got nail varnishes in my collection that are £25+, right down to ones that cost £1 (Or less if they were bought as sets). That £25 polish can perform just a well as a £1 one, but only with a top coat that works!
I have been looking at Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat for a while now in Boots. It costs £5.99 which isn’t overly expensive and has a few ‘steep’ claims in my opinion. I finally bit the bullet and bought some last week and would now like to share with you why I think its a must have!
It makes your polish dry fast! This can be really helpful with nail art when it came take a long time for the varnish to set! However, bear in mind if the nail art isn’t dry enough it will smudge!!
You can actually layer this product for drying times. I know that’s not what its used for, but I use it to coat my ‘base colour’ polish before nail art, then do the nail art on top. It definitely cuts drying time this way.
It has a really lovely gloss finish, so looks like you have had a gel top coat (Think shellac etc).
It means you are spending less time waiting around for your nails to dry!
As a top coat it works superbly well! It is without a doubt one of the best ones I have used for the money! In fact its better than some I’ve paid 2 times more for!
I found that I got no chips or marks at all after using this polish for 5+ days (I know it would have gone longer but in honesty I was fed up with the colour I was wearing!). This was only on top of a cheap polish which just reinforces my theory that its about the top coat you use, not the polish its self!
My only bad point I would like to make about this product is this;
DO NOT think by applying a thicker coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat that you will get more longitivtiy with the product! All that happens is the top coat struggles to dry and you will end up with smudges in it! Just apply a normal amount of top coat and the benefits will still be there.
Over all I’m really happy I finally tried this product. I will definitely be recommending it to friends and using it on clients who do not like a UV top coat applied (Believe me, there are some who don’t).
The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat is available at many pharmacies (Boots, Superdrug etc) and some Supermarkets too. The product comes in a 13.3ml (0.45 fl.oz) bottle and costs £5.99.
For more information on Sally Hansen and their products, why not check out their Website?
Lots of Love,