Thursday, October 7, 2010

Insta-Dri Fall 2010

Today I have swatches of the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri fall limited edition collection. Back when I first spotted the display I said I was going to try to wait for them to be on sale, and not too long after, Rite Aid had their BOGO. By the end of that week, I had all eight colors.

Silver Sweep is indeed silver, a nice glowing cool-toned metallic finish. The brushstrokes on this one settled pretty well, though if you look closely, you can see them. If you don't already have a silver in your collection, this one would be a good one to grab.



I'm not even sure what color to call Metallic Momentum: a green-ish pewter, maybe, or possibly antique gold. It's a bit more on the foil side of metallic than Silver Sweep. I can't think of many polishes I have like it; perhaps Milani Key Lime Shine, but I think that one's lighter and greener. This is my favorite of the collection because it's an unusual color and I think it looks good with my skintone.



Golden Flash is warm, almost butterscotch, gold shimmer. It's pretty, but I think it would look a lot better on someone with a darker complexion than I have.



Instant Coffee is a light brown shimmer.



Cherry Blaze is a rosy red creme, classic and soft enough to work as a neutral.



Ruby Rocket is a deep red creme, a bit bolder than Cherry Blaze but still classic.



Sonic Plum is a dark warm violet creme. I'm guessing most of you reading have at least one version of this color/finish combination already, but if you don't this is a nice one.



Purple Bolt is a slightly greyed violet shimmer and my second favorite from the collection.



I used two coats of most of these; for Cherry Blaze I used one. I probably could have stopped at one coat on some of the others, but I'm not the habit of pausing to consider that and just move right on to coat two. I'm looking forward to trying some of these are for stamping; they're pretty pigmented, so they should be good. They better be good, actually, since I have similar colors and finishes to most of them in my collection already.

20 comments:

  1. Purple bolt is my favorite! I love BOGO! that makes these prices really reasonable!

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  2. I want to like them but they are a bit "been there done that". Nice but....

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  3. I am loving both reds, they are deep & calm - perfect for fall. purples are nice too, second one gets my vote, really cool twist on this Paradoxal hype.

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  4. These all look lovely! I especially like the looks of Purple Bolt and Instant Coffee.

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  5. Yay BOGO bargains! :) I love the Instant Coffee, I know it seems a boring one to like, but I really like that shimmer.

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  6. These are gorgeous! I love the last purple and the first metallics. I need to find these lil gems!

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  7. Instant coffee- perfect colour for me. I like Cherry blaze and Sonic plum as well :)

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  8. ooh! Golden Flash looks soooo good!

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  9. Beautiful colors! *___* My favorites were: (1)Purple Bolt (2)Instant Coffee, (3)Metallic Momentum and (4)Sonic Plum

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  10. These do look like they would be good for stamping, especially the metallics. The metallics looks really smooth as well.

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  11. Metallic Momentum and Instant Coffee are the two of these that I grabbed during the sale...

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  12. I'm in love with
    Cherry Blaze. Could I marry with?

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  13. I like all of these shimmers. Simple, yet pretty.

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  15. I've had really good luck stamping with Rapid Red, but you have to be quick and clean the plates super well after each stamp.

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  16. I always have issues with the brush on these, I wish they worked better for me because these colors are gorgeous!

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  17. Thanks for this post!

    I am going out hunting for the coffee shade! it's gorgeous!

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  18. I love Instant Coffee... but Purple Bolt is a big turn on!! Whoa... believe it or not these retail for $16 Australian each ($15 US) so I have yet to get any of these... I like the look of these though... ummmm

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  19. Metallic Momentum might be a dupe of Chanel Kaleidoscope since Key Lime Shine is.

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