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This is a review of Sally Hansen's Dry Kwik nail colour which you use as a top coat to dry tacky nail varnish. That's tacky as in sticky not as in an awful colour!
Why I bought this
I picked up my bottle having used a whole bottle of OPI drip dry which was nice but very expensive for what it is. I have used Sally Hansen's products a lot of times before and always find I get good results so when I saw this in Savers I snapped it up.
Price and availability
I paid £1.49 for my bottle in Savers but it is £3.79 on Amazon if you don't have a branch near you.
The bottle promises to make nail colour touch dry in just one minute. This helps prevent smudges and smears without dulling the shine. It moisturises and nourishes the cuticles and is salon and dermatologist tested.
You just brush this onto your wet nails following a polish. I find this product goes on a little bit oily but it soon sinks in to the nail and is like magic! You can carry on without worrying about tacky nails. Obviously nails always take a few hours to properly harden so they can still get dented with this product on and it is best to avoid heavy machinery for a bit but it really does speed up the drying process and gets you out of the danger zone.
I think this is a great time saving product and enables me to do a quick manicure without having to re do the nails that get damaged whilst waiting for them to dry. I think the price is great and a helpful addition to home manicures. The added advantage to nourish and moisturise is good for healthy nails and I will be using this nearly every time I do a manicure now.
I have noticed that some polish brands just don't react well with this product, and it's a bit trial and error working out which ones don't like it. It has only been a couple of very glittery or metallic ones that I have had trouble with though so would say it works fine the majority of the time.
I prefer a home manicure as it means I can change the colour often as I do get quickly bored of one colour once I have had it on a while. I usually change my nail colour every three days and find my nails stay stronger and longer with a polish on and when I have them 'naked' they tend to get damaged and I can't leave them alone if I find one splitting or with a nick in it!
I do use fast drying top coats usually if I don't have something like this to use as they do help to make a more shiny finish but I am happy to continue with this Sally Hansen polish and will probably make a repeat purchase if Savers continue to stock it.