Slow and Steady Wins the Race

I really wanted to love this one. Really. I have been so excited to try Sally Hansen’s Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen. I am always intrigued by new formulations of my favorite products. I haven’t felt this much anticipation since the release of Avon’s Instant Manicure Dry Nail Enamel Strips.

Sally Hansen's Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen After shaking the pen and pumping the color into the tip, I applied Sheer Beige polish to my nails The color was beautiful and the consistency was nice, being a cross between sheer and opaque. Unfortunately, I had trouble with the design of the brush applicator. It is pretty short and dense which created a streaky, uneven application. I often hit the edge of the pen against my freshly painted nail, ruining the manicure. Upon my first stroke, hairs from the brush started falling out onto my nails, and I quickly had to fish them out before they dried.

Overall, this product did not produce the revolution in nail polish that I had expected. Instead it will be thrown at the back of my drawer at work, to be used for a last minute manicure but never as a replacement for the real thing.