Gooooooood morning polish fiends! I have a very special polish for you this morning. Are you ready? Wanna see it? First make sure you've entered my GIVEAWAY by clicking on the picture at the top of the sidebar. I'll wait while you do that. ....have you done it yet? Okay. So the polish.
Ooo, pretty. Now, I do have another Rescue Beauty Lounge polish to show you from my December haul...but this isn't it. This is one of the new Sally Hansen Insta-Dris, Grape Going! [exclamation point included in the name. I'm not actually that excited] As soon as I saw this at Walgreens I thought it looked a whole lot like RBL Scrangie. I don't have Scrangie so I can't do a comparison, but I wish I could. Here are some more pictures.
By a window, natural light
With another cute nail file. The polish looks pretty purple here.
And a longer view because it looks kind of cool. Excuse my Colgate.
I don't think I've posted about Insta-Dris before on here, so...exciting! Now, I'm usually pretty good with all different types of brushes, but I just can't handle these. The stems are way too long and wide, so the extra polish is kind of hard to wipe off of them. And then the brush itself is just...weird. I don't like it. I never do any cleanup on the pictures I show you, but I have to tell you guys that my right hand looks like a toddler did it for me. I think the slogan for these is something like, "one stroke, one coat," and...no. This polish was sheer enough to require three coats, and at least for me, one stroke doesn't get it done. Also, it took ages to fully dry.
All of that having been said, the color is pretty epic. The base is a purple that leans blue, and it has like...light bluish-green shimmer/iridescence. It's nice. And I think it looks like Scrangie. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I'd be interested in seeing a side-by-side comparison. I admit that I could be totally off-base because I've never actually seen Scrangie in person. The name on this Insta-Dri seems to be a little off compared to the others, too. The others include such favorites as Brisk Blue, Lickety Split Lime, Lemon Dash, Orange You Fast!, Pronto Purple, Uptempo Plum...I think you get the idea. They all include words that describe the allegedly incredibly fast dry-speed. But Grape Going! is just....not like the others. I know it's a little thing to nit-pick on, but if you're going to give your line such a distinctive naming pattern, stick to it.
I also added some Matte About You, but it was dark out when I did so my pictures aren't great.
Ooo, satiny goodness.
I wish I could say something like, "overall, this is a good polish that's a total Scangie dupe, so run out and buy it!" but I can't. A.) because I'm not crazy about the Insta-Dris even though there are some FAB color offerings and B.) because I'm not yet sure about the dupiness. Yeah, that's right, I just made up a word. These retail for like $5.50 and I found a full display at my Walgreens last weekend. If you like this one, run, do not walk, to your nearest drug store. There are only two polishes of each color per display, and you know how it goes. Anyway, Scrangie has said that her inspiration behind creating her polish was a beetle's wing. That, in turn, has inspired me to share with you some fucking weird pieces of art by Jan Fabre.
This was somewhere in Belgium...I think at the Musee Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique. This thing was huge, maybe like six feet in diameter. What's it made of?
Yeah, it's bugs. Sorry this is blurry. When I took this picture I was probably slightly freaking out. Also, ew.
And here's a bed made of beetles...IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LOUVRE. I have pictures of a lot of stuff made from beetles by this guy, like a skull, a coffin...other stuff.
So is there a polish that's green-based with blue iridescence? Because that would be cool, wouldn't it? Anyway, I think I would recommend Grape Going! because it's a really awesome color as long as you can handle the brush, which is ridonkulous. Does anyone have it yet? I got three other Insta-Dris off the same display: Snappy Sorbet, Lively Lilac and Mint Sprint. They all look really pretty!