Friday, 28 September 2012

Review| Sally Hansen Dry-Kwik Polish Dryer



So... You've just finished pampering and painting your nails, they look gorgeous and you're really happy with them! You forget about the fact they're not properly dry. You start doing something else, and when you remember... you've got a great big chunk missing, or a smudge, or finger print in your newly painted nails! I hate it, don't you? Well, let me introduce you to a product I've recently fell in love with....


Sally Hansen Dry Kwik Polish Dryer is an easy to use brush on formula.
It claims to dry nail polish quickly, prevent smearing/smudging & scuffing without dulling the shine. 

As you can see it comes in a bottle in the same form as a normal nail polish, with a brush for easy application. However the bristles are quite stiff and the brush is very thin, which can be a little awkward, & if you aren't careful and press too hard you could actually ruin your nail design anyway. 

The formula is very thin and oily, meaning you don't need to use a lot for each nail. The main ingredient is mineral oil, which after a little research I've found is in a lot of nail dryers, including the ones which come in aerosols.

The liquid does have a slight scent to it, which I really can't describe but its nothing overpowering or off-putting. Also, because its oil based it is quite greasy, but once the nails are dry you can massage this in to your cuticles for a moisturising effect. 

It is recommended for use after painting your nails with base coat, colour and top coat as you normally would. You should then leave your nails to dry for 1 minute before applying Dry-Kwik, using light brush strokes. Leave the nails to completely dry and then massage the excess oil into cuticles and surrounding nail area. As a finishing tip I always run my hands under very cold water just to set them completely remove any excess oils.

It's touch dry within around a minute, however would leave it for a good five minutes or so, just to be completely sure. 

Dry Kwik is part of a huge range of "Manicure Aids" from Sally Hansen.
You can view their products here.

I purchased this for just £1 from my local B&M Store.
I've found you can buy it online for £1.50 from Fragrance Direct.




10 comments:

  1. Great review!
    Sounds a lot like Sally Hansen's Insta dri, but less than half the price! I've never noticed it before, will have to keep an eye out :)
    xx

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    1. I've actually never tried the Insta-dri, only the Insta-dri nail colours, which I love, so maybe that will be worth a go :) Thanks xx

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  2. ohmylife. i need this in my life. i painted my nails last night, it was all going perfectly then BOOM. it smudged. and now two nails on my right hand have those little irritating dents in the varnish. gr.
    thanks for letting us know about this product - im gonna hunt for it tomorrow ;)
    nicola xxx

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    1. Ohh I know, I hate it when that happens! My main problem tends to be if I paint my nails before going to bed, I think they're dry, but then they're ruined when I wake up in the morning haha xx

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  3. how quickly do you find it drys?
    I didn't get it too long ago but I find my Seche Vite to be really quick!...it would be good to try others

    great post!

    jayj x.
    avecjayj.blogspot.com.

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    1. I think to be completely dry I'd leave it for a good five mins or so! However it's touch dry within a minute. I love my Seche Vite too, but it smells quite strongly and gives me a headache. xx

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  4. I use Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, it's so good! This is way cheaper though, may have to check out b&m for it :)
    xxx

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    1. I think I'll have a look for this Insta-Dri product, I've never seen or heard of it lol. Thanks xx

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  5. This is a great product. Last time I used it however, I may have put it on too soon and it made my nails dull. Just an FYI. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I normally leave my nails for a minute or two to dry before applying the Dry-Kwik. It's never made my nail varnishes dull before, but maybe certain nail polishes would react differently? xx

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