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Sally Hansen Cruisin'

Cruisin' by Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen Cruisin'

Sally Hansen Cruisin'

Cruisin' by Sally Hansen

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
4 Coats Sally Hansen Cruisin'
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

When I bought Cruisin'... it actually wasn't for me. I bought it for Peanut so I'd have a quicker-drying super pigmented polish for her little nails. But last night, something about this shade was just calling my name. So, on the nails it went. Sorry kid!

Cruisin' is one of Sally Hansen's Limited Edition shades for Spring 2015. I picked mine up at Rite-Aid a while ago, but they haven't been changing out displays like they used to, so it might still be in stock! PR materials from Coty describe this shade as a "pink sherbet," and that's pretty accurate. Which is weird, because I see coral when I look at the bottle. It's definitely more of a peachy pink color on the nails!

It's been a while since I've used a Sally Hansen polish, and I think this might be the first Insta-Dri on this blog! Definitely a different experience with the brush. Not bad or anything, just different. It takes some getting used to the length of the brush handle and the size of the brush. The brush is a little smaller than the Wet n Wild ManiCurve, but still curved a bit at the edges to help prevent flooding. The handle is longer than what I'm used to as well, and definitely carries a lot of polish on it if you're not careful.

Once I got the hang of the brush, it did take 4 coats to get my nails to opacity. The formula was really nice, though. The Insta-Dri line was recently reformulated, and I was pleasantly surprised by the level of workability. The last Insta Dri polish I tried dried almost too quickly. With Cruisin', I wasn't mucking up my last coat when I went around for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th time. Also, there was a whole lot of shine going on with each coat of Cruisin'. I definitely noticed how shiny it was on application, and how shiny it stayed! Since I paint before bed, I'd never trust skipping topcoat and Seche, but this formula certainly made me feel like I could!

When I picked this shade out last night, I definitely was looking for something warm and summery. You know, the longer I wear it... the more it grows on me! I think it would be a supercute base for nail art, and I love the fact that it's so bright, despite being a mid-toned pastel. Aaaaannnnd I'm thinking it will look even better come summer when I've got a little more of a tan going on!

-S

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