Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NOTD: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish in Bronze Ablaze!

Natalie Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Bronze Ablaze is one of those shades that's a little difficult to describe. It's a metallic brassy-bronze-brown with flecks of micro-shimmer that are only really visible in the sunlight. At certain angles the shade gives off a greenish-gold pearl. A shade that I find is definitely unique and looks a little more "high end" than it really is. It's only around for a limited time as it's a part of their Fall 2011 release.

If you're familiar with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polish range (the Insta-Dri top coat is a favorite of mine!) the wand is very large and flat, as is the brush. It's a bit similar to the Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Polish wand, but a little larger. For those of you with very short nails, it may be troublesome painting your nails with such a large wand, but for those of you with long nails, it makes things much easier.


I can't tell you how excited I was with this polish. I deemed it my fall favorite and anticipated purchasing a back-up. It's just such a pretty shade and I mostly wear neutrals, khaki green and tan - so this pretty much matches with everything in my wardrobe. The wear time is pretty good - almost a full week. Now, the downside with this polish is the terrible formula. It's a little on the thick side, so it's fairly opaque with one coat. It does dry semi-quickly, but after the second coat, it didn't dry as quick. With any nail polish, I always wait around 3-4 minutes and apply my Seche Vite Top Coat and within 30 seconds they are dry to the touch. But not with this polish. Several minutes after I applied my Seche Vite, my nails felt almost sticky to the touch - causing a few faint fingerprints on a couple of nails. Also, I got a few nicks on my nails. If that wasn't bad enough  little bubbles started to appear. Fantastic! 

So my problem probably was that I applied too heavy of a second coat, but I find it hard to avoid because of the thick formula and huge brush. I will try to be patient with this polish because I really do love it. I don't think the photo does this shade justice.. you should check it out at your local drugstore. 

What's your favorite Fall nail polish? I know Summer isn't even over yet, but Fall is my favorite season and I already started wearing my vampy polishes a little early. 

16 comments :

  1. Love that color!!!!

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  2. such a an unusual colour, but i love it! :) xx

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  3. I actually love the Sally Hansen Quick formula. I think it applies thick yes, but that makes it more covering (more quickly). The clear coat is so fast, too. You literally apply and off ya go! This is a cool color...fun for fall.

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  4. Great color, very different but looks pretty! I hate that formula of Sally Hansen they chip very fast and the wand is just so think, and messy.

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  5. That colour looks totally gorgeous!! Sally Hansen never fails to impress me - great formulas and awesome colour selection!!

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  6. I love that color, such a perfect one for fall! My favorite nail color for fall is one I found called resort to red by color club. Gorgeous metallic red.

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  7. I love the wand, it's just perfect, and this color is absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. Wow this is gorgeous! Sally Hansen has some amazing colors...I think my favorite fall color is probably Midnight in Moscow from OPI

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  9. Very pretty!!! I've been waiting for Fall to come around to pull out all my Fall colors.. I'm all summer-polished out! Ha

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  10. That is an amazing colour! it's so antique looking! Just LOVE IT.

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  11. This is a very pretty color, perfect for fall!! I love how shiny your nails are!

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  12. Like this colour a lot.Will be getting it .

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  13. Do you think its a dupe for Chanel Peridot?

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  14. Wow this is so pretty! It really looks amazing, I wish I was good at doing nail art.

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