60 Second Dry Nail Polish? Really? Let’s Find Out!
Posted February 2, 2013on:
I have been wondering sometime now about the 60 second dry nail polishes advertised by Rimmel, mostly, and I have seen the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri for ever In the drug stores. So I finally decided to try them out.
I bought a bottle of Rimmel #210 Mintilicious and a bottle of #311 Caramel Cupcake. These both are called Rimmel LONDON 60 SECONDS.
Although the SH does not boast a 60 second dry time it is very clearly marked as a fast dry nail color. In the directions that peel off the bottle it says it is a one-stroke, one coat coverage and for best results apply Clearly Quik Top Coat. I don’t have Clearly Quik TC, and to tell the truth I haven’t heard of this SH product.
I did however, put these 2 polishes to the test in a heads up competition to see if they really do dry in 60 seconds, if they are a one stroke, one coat nail polish. I actually painted one hand with the SH Mint Sprint, set my phone to the stopwatch mode, added 60 seconds and then checked to see if it was dry. The Mint Sprint was not dry completely on my middle finger. But, in all fairness, I had dipped in twice for that finger and had a bit more polish on that finger.. The rest were dry.
Then I did the same thing with the Mintilicious from Rimmel. The Rimmel nails were dry. The middle finger was not quite dry but again, I had to dip in for more polish to get coverage for the middle finger, but the rest were dry.
Now, none of these were dry enough to go clean out the garage or do any gardening or that type of work, but they were dry. The other thing I noticed on the Rimmel especially, it started out a bit streaky but it self leveled while drying. That is a feature of a polish I can get behind. I liked that. 😍
If you would like to see my You Tube video showing the live “Test”, click here
I happen to like these little polishes and have been wearing them quite a bit. In fact today my NOTD is a half and half manicure I did with the SH Mint Sprint and the Rimmel Mintilicious. I did use a base coat and added a coat of SV.
Now for the details:
💅Did these 2 nail polishes dry in 60 seconds? Yes, 5/5
💅Did these 2 nail polishes cover in one coat, one stroke? Sorta, kinda 3/5
💅Would I use these polishes if I was in a hurry to go someplace that did not require manual labor? Yes, absolutely Yes! 5/5
Here’s the kicker: price.
Rimmel. $1.99 per .27 oz bottle ($7.37 per ounce)
Sally Hansen $4.99 per .31 oz bottle. ($16.09 per ounce)
After much deliberation and consideration, I will have to give the 60 second showdown to: Rimmel!
Both polishes performed extremely well, for the most part they did what they said the would do, but because of the price difference, and the self leveling, I gave it to Rimmel. That doesn’t mean I won’t buy more of the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri becaue I think it’s also a great polish.
Have you tried any of the 60 second dry time polishes on the market? I know there are a few more out there, but these are the only 2 I’ve tried, I would love to hear of some you have tried. Let me know. Let me know what you thought of the ones you’ve tried.
💅 As always, thanks for was topping by!