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Friday, June 12th, 2009

Summer LE Brights: Sally Hansen Insta Dri

SH LE summer neons

This Summer, Sally Hansen introduces a new limited edition collection of brights to the Insta Dri nail polish line.

With a variety of eight colorful shades to choose from, ranging from yellow, green, blue, orange and pinks. Most textures being all cremes with the exception of one shimmer, Instant Iris.

I've blogged a few times about the Insta Dri line and I've really grown to love them. The tapered one coater brush is a little awkward at first and may take some time to get used to.

Check out all the swatches below.

Sally Hansen Lickety split lime

Lickety - Split Lime, a lime green creme.

Sally Hansen Lemon Dash nail polish

Lemon Dash - a bright sunny yellow creme. As far as the application, just like any yellow creme. You'll need three coats to even it all out, although I only used two in my swatch above.

Sally Hansen Yellow nail comparisons

The burning question: are these dupes? Well, pretty much. It's really hard to tell a differece in general. Lemon Dash may be slightly lighter, but brighter at the same rate. If you already own Lightening, I don't really see a need for Lemon Dash.

Sally Hansen Brisk Blue nail polish

For some reason, Brisk Blue turned out ultra bright in my swatches. A fabulous sky blue creme. I really loved this one.  

Sally Hansen Instant Iris nail polish

Instant Iris, is way more pink than it looks in the bottle. A fuchsia pink with flashes of blue and pink shimmer.

Sally Hansen Orange youy Fast nail polish

Orange You Fast, a deep orange with reddish undertones.

These next three pinks are all related, and not very far off from each other color wise.

Sally Hansen Rapidly Rosy nail polish

Rapidly Rosy, a mid tone pink rosy creme.

Sally Hansen Coral Rush nail polish

Coral Rush, a bright coral pink that is just a tad darker than Rapidly Rosy.

Flyin Fuchsia, is a bright hot pink creme. For some reason, my swatch went MIA. I'll be posting this one in the next couple days.

The brights collection is now available for a limited time only and retails around $4.99/ea. Have a wonderful Friday!

(7) Comments

lisa said on Jun 12th, 2009 9:09 am
brisk blue is fab!

Vampy Varnish said on Jun 12th, 2009 1:44 am
Damn, the green & blue are the only ones I couldn't find, of course and they are my favs!

Kayona said on Jun 12th, 2009 10:00 am
I was wondering where you got yours at? i have looked everywhere and can\'t find them anywhere. Thanks

Lacquerlaine said on Jun 14th, 2009 2:02 am
I need Brisk Blue and Orange you Fast, but I never see them in stores! boo! :c(

Kerriann said on Jun 16th, 2009 4:35 am
I can't find these ANYWHERE! Did you find them at Walgreens or another drug store?

Steph said on Jun 16th, 2009 2:40 am
Hi Lisa, It's def fab :) Hi Vampy, Oh no, really! That's such a bummer. Brisk Blue is really fabulous! Hi Kayone, If you live in the Midwest check out meijer and I've also seen these at Walgreens. Hi lacquerlaine, Aww, so sad :( Hopefully, you'll come across them soon when your not expecting :) Hi Kerriann, Check your Walgreens :)

Apsara said on Jun 18th, 2009 2:45 am
I bought the Insta Dri Lightening and that brush is SO hard to get used to! It is too wide and the color to me doesn't come out right. I am not a fan, even though the colors are amazing. I am thinking of returning it. Any tips or advice?

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