Review: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Quick Sand – one stroke nail polish?

This is a review for the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Quick Sand.  This was a gift from Eki.

What it does: (from One stroke, one coat, done.
This product claims that it can be applied with just one stroke, and will dry in 60 seconds. It also claims that it can be worn with only 1 coat.

Price: Will vary, depending on where you buy it. Most online stores have it at around $4.50


  • The color is a warm beige with a very tiny hint of sparkle. This color is very flattering on my skin and very appropriate for work.
  • This product dries very fast, although it took longer than 60 seconds.
  • The brush is very wide, flat and short, so that it can be applied in only one stroke. It took more than 1 stroke to cover my entire nail, but I felt that this brush is very easy to use.


  • I still needed 2 coats of application
  • Depending on how I applied it, it could get streaky. This nail polish takes some getting used to.
  • This nail polish chipped on me on Day 3 (but be aware that most nail polishes last only 2-3 days on me, so this does not mean that this particular nail polish chips easily)

Would I repurchase?  Yes!  I’m very uncoordinated with nail polish, but this was very easy to apply.  I would repurchase this color, and I’m also interested in trying other colors!

What is your favorite nail polish brand?  Hope this review helped!

xoxo, K

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17 Thoughts on “Review: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Quick Sand – one stroke nail polish?

  1. that’s a cool color. my fave brand is china glaze : )

  2. very fall appropriate color w/o going too dark!
    🙂 i have this in a green color; i agree with you about what you said ! 🙂

  3. Jamillacamel on December 6, 2011 at 18:36 said:

    Very pretty – and great when you’re in a rush! Hope you’re holding up OK in the run up to the holidays! Hope you get a plant shut down!

  4. I have this color and I love it. I actually have a few in this brand and have never had a problem with any =)

  5. thesungirlsays on December 7, 2011 at 02:11 said:

    That’s a pretty color! I have one of these in bronze ablaze. I love it, but mine chipped pretty easily as well. I blame my nails though, most polish clips or peels off in 2-3 days for me!

  6. the color looks very pretty on you!
    unfortunately, insta-dri doesn’t work for me. i guess the brush shape is not for me. i like smaller brushes like essie’s or zoya polishes.
    i am glad this works for you ,though! 🙂

  7. Linda on December 8, 2011 at 08:37 said:

    Cool colour! I also picked two nail polishes (Jumpin’ Jade & Blazing Blue) from a sale. $1.25 each! I’m loving the jade one, very nicely coated. Great to use when your on the go.

  8. Noniek on December 11, 2011 at 12:56 said:

    I like the color, reminds me opi tickle my france

  9. It is a very work appropriate color!

  10. Wow, what a great find!

  11. I also like Zoya, but they are crazy expensive here!!

  12. I blame myself too. I am way too hard on my fingers!

  13. Wow, that’s great! What is your favorite?

  14. Yes, it’s a LBD for work!

  15. China Glaze is also a great brand!

  16. I like the colour a lot but I’ve never tried this line before. My fave brands are Essie (for regular polish) and Deborah Lippmann (for glitters).

    xo, alison*elle

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