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Nail Art: 4th of July with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

Sally Hansen Insta Dri - Quick Brick, Tag Ur It, Vandal EyesEver since my obsession with Chartreuse Chase, I vowed to give a little more attention to the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line, so I was thrilled to receive these three polishes to review.

In July, Sally Hansen will be adding 6 street inspired Insta-Dri polishes. From the press release: Borrowing from the city-cool of graffiti tags and street art, these six new shades are tailored for women with an independent spirit and a unique style all their own. Right on!

I got to play around with three: Vandal Eyes (Carolina blue), Tag, Ur It! (white creme), and Quick Brick (bright cherry red). I so much fun playing with these polishes. They were all opaque in two or three coats and I really like the wider brush.

I am forever making nail polish goals. That sounds weird, I’ll give you an example. One of my biggest polish goals is to attempt more nail art – and to share my successes & failures with you guys. It’s the failures part that’s terrifying to me. I’m a super perfectionist, so it’s a bit challenging. My “nail art” to date has been VERY basic: polka dots (election day, Dana Volmer), alternating colors: Britney Spears, Neon Skittles, and a my favorite: Blackfish. So, I thought it’d be fun to try and step out of my comfort zone just a little for the 4th of July.

The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes retail for 4.99 for .31 oz. These particular polishes will be available beginning in July at drugstores and mass retailers (think: CVS, Walgreens, & Ulta). I haven’t seen these pretties anywhere yet, but if you have I’d love to know where you spotted them!

Take a peek below for swatches + reviews of all three polishes and some attempts at nail art. Let me know your favorite, I still haven’t decided which I’ll choose for the 4th! For more ideas, check out the related posts – I’ve included links to a few of Alli’s mega-patriotic posts.

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Birthday Mani 2015

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Nail Art: Scattered Polka Dot Manicure

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Nail Art: Floating Neon Polka Dots

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Nail Art: Gray Polka Dot Manicure

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Nailspiration: Flash Tattoos

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