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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection Swatches

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection (5)

It's a double nail polish post kind of day apparently as I've got a three of the six new, limited edition Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection Polishes. I actually never knew Insta-Dri had collections... It just seemed like new shades popped up every now and then. Now I know. Read for a look at Glow With It, Love Train, and Purpelling.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection (6)
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection (5)
 Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection- Glow With It*, Love Train*, and Purpelling* 9.17ml $4.95

'The ultimate quick-dry nail polish, Sally Hansen introduces the new limited edition Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope collection featuring an array of groovy, prismatic colours. Designed with the incredible Insta-Dri formula, all it takes is one stroke, one coat and in 60 seconds your manicure will dry in a psychedelic flash! There will be six 70s-inspired soft yet saturated expressive shades to choose from: Glow With It, Dreamsicle, Love Train, In the Groove, Revobluetion, and Purpelling.' - Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection- Glow with It (7)
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection- Glow With It*

Glow With It is a sunny yellow creme with hidden micro-shimmer. The formula was on the thick side (as most Insta-Dri polishes tend to be) but was prone to streaking. It's defiantly not the worst yellow, but I did need three coats to get everything even. The upside is that this formula does dry quite quickly which makes multiple coats less troublesome.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection- Love Train (8)
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection- Love Train*

Love Train is a vivid almost fuchsia pink cream. The shade is quite saturated and almost a one coater if it wasn't for a bit of nail line peeking through. Two coats.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection Purpelling(9)
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection- Purpelling*

Purpelling is a medium lavender shade with the same pigmented formula as Love Train. Two coats.

Overall, some great shades although they're not the most unique. While I don't find they live up to their one coat claims, they do dry very quickly and I love the flat brush. The brush isn't too wide, but splays nicely to coat pretty much the whole nail in one pass. Fan of the Insta-Dri formula? Will you be seeking these out? Available now at mass and drugstores across Canada and the US.