Between getting kids to school, chasing around a toddler, and preparing for a new baby who is days away from arriving, who has time to paint their nails?Â I know I don’t!Â I once saw a sign at a nail place that said, “Your nails are jewels, not your tools.”Â All together, Moms…HAHAHAHAHA!Â Between digging through diaper bags and scraping dried food off of dishes, our nails sustain a lot of damage.Â Nail polish is often out of the question.
I saw a segment about Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri nail polish on TV.Â They said that it would dy in 60 seconds and that it was as hard as a rock once dry.Â They said it’d last for days.Â It sounded like the perfect nail polish for a busy mom and it was only about $5, so I thought I’d give it a try.
1. It does not dry in 60 seconds.Â You can go about your business after 60 seconds, but only if you’re careful.Â Â Â It actually took 2-3 minutes to dry.
2. It was very sturdy once dry.Â However, by day 2 I noticed chipping.Â After 4 days or so, it looked awful.Â I didn’t use a top coat, so perhaps a top coat would extend the life of the polish.Â Again…who has time?Â (I apologize – I had pictures to show you guys, but my computer and camera were stolen.)Â
3.Â The brush is thick, so it came on very smoothly and evenly.Â This was a definite bonus for someone as clumsy as me.
I think if I ever feel the need to use nail polish, I will use this brand.Â However, I’m going to stick to my old standardÂ – clean, short, buffed nails.