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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Slick Slate

In my nail polish database, I’ve labelled this polish as a brown. But I’m beginning to think it should have its own classification.

Slate is such a difficult colour to describe. It’s grey-brown with a tinge of purple. And Sally Hansen Slick Slate is spot on to that (rather muddled) description.

I’m still not sure about the strange Insta-Dri brushes. The flat wand doesn’t touch the rounded inside of the bottle, so it’s difficult to scrape the polish off. Because of that, the polish continues to fall down the wand and onto the brush part, making application tricky if you take too long. It won’t be such a problem when there’s less in the bottle, but it does annoy me.

I can’t complain about the polish though. It levels well, and is highly pigmented, so it’s pretty much a one-coater, especially if you do one thick coat. I did two thinnish coats for this manicure though.

My replacement light bulb has come, but my office is still storing the contents of our kitchen while the ceiling is being replaced and decorated, so I apologise for the less than perfect camera phone picture.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Slick Slate
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Slick Slate


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Slick Slate
  • Top coat: Seche Vite

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Megan Box

That’s a lovely color.

Claire Kerr

Yes, I can see me wearing this one quite a lot.