Holy cow! A product that actually does what it purports to do, how unusual?! I am on a SERIOUS budget. I am never a big shopper but I do indulge in a manicure and pedicure a few times a month and well it's adding up. I needed to go cold turkey on this habit BUT I still needed to look polished for my very fancy job (and my Fancy of course). I can't just go around with chipped nails and raggedy cuticles now can I? I was at the pharmacy for some very exciting cough drops and this product caught my attention as a possible professional mani + pedi substitute. Results? For lack of a better descriptive--IT SUCKED! It dried a dull matte and was very streaky, since I had opted for a pale, pale color it looked like I painted my nails with Wite-Out.
Good thing I bought at CVS as they happily took my yucky product back and I replaced it with the above lovely--Insta-Dry nail polish in Rapid Red (a really, really great red) It also happened to be half the price of the original purchase so I was getting excited here. I love to feel like I am saving. Anyways, I took the polish home did my version of a home mani + pedi. The cuticle remover I use is from Sally Hansen as well (their products are very top notch), I have had it for nearly 2 years. It works and is a bargain if you consider how many times I have used it and have still not made a dent in it. I have seen it for as low as $1.99! Back to the polish right? It's thicker than normal polish and has a very wide flat brush which is a little unweildy at first but I actually liked it. It took only a couple of strokes to cover my nail bed (and I am not the most patient nor neatest when it comes to doing this myself). Some say it's not as shiny but I beg to differ it's very glossy and get this, it ACTUALLY dries in 60 seconds! DRY! I have never had a nail polish dry this fast especially a red. I am almost invariably messing up my nails hours later it seems when I go to the pro's. This is a find I tell ya! I am so happy with this purchase I could cry. This just means more money towards the miniature animal farm and that makes me very happy.