Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mauve Matter

Hey everybody!  Happy first day of October!  I love October, in theory.  It always seems like it should be cool weather, even though it's not.  As a matter of fact, I'm sweating as I type this. :/

Tonight I wanted to show you another recent drugstore find by Sally Hansen.  I had never seen the Insta-Dri Mattes before a couple of weeks ago, but I think they've been floating around before now.  I was curious and picked up Mauve Matter, a rather strange little number.  I was also curious to see what the finish on these was like.


Mauve Matter is a pale, pink-nude beige that for some reason gave me angry fingers.  I don't think it's serious enough to deter me from wearing it again, though.  This is a really lovely non-color color.  

I like Insta-Dri polishes because they apply well and...well, dry instantly. :)  The matte version was no exception.  I used two coats and the result was smooth.  Smooth like ceramic...that's how this feels, not satin like other matte polishes I've used.  Just imagine an eggshell without those tiny bumps.  Very cool.


I found my Insta-Dri Matte at Walgreens, and now I wish I'd picked up that unusual blue in the collection.  My only problem with Mauve Matter is the name...to me, it just sounds like something you need eye drops to clear up. :P  Oh, and I should add that I've been wearing this for over 24 hours, and everything is still in place!

Are you a fan of matte polishes?  Do you prefer a darker or a pale matte?  And most importantly, what was YOUR high temperature on this first day of October? :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day! 


9 comments:

  1. Nice neutral. Not something I would wear all that much though.

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    1. I think the pink gives it some versatility. :)

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  2. So to me, this doesn't look like angry fingers at all, it rather looks like mannequin hands?? How is it that a pale mauve looks like mannequin hands on anyone?! lol. You're so adorably odd and I love you for it ♥♥♥ My October feels like it ought to, btw :) Also, ZOYA MATTES!!! Are you getting any?? :D

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    1. <3<3 LOLOL...well of course, you know my perfect mannequin hands shade is Miso Happy With This Color by OPI, which is sorta lavender. I can't explain it. :) I haven't thought about the Zoya mattes yet...I read somewhere they chipped horribly, so that means I'd get a 20 minute wear time. :P

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  3. Oh, I really like this, and that's somewhat surprising! It's not a terribly interesting color, but there's something cool about it and it look really good on you. It's been warmer than usual here too, though it finally started to cool down over the last 2 weeks, and that's a huge relief.

    By the way, hope everything has been well with you, and your mom is doing better after her surgery. <3

    ~ Yun

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    1. Exactly right that it's not very interesting yet captivating? It fits in nicely with my love of strangeness.
      Thanks for remembering my Mom. She is doing very well now. We both had a challenging summer. <3

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  4. I had not noticed these matte shades, it's very pretty! I am still weaiting for the cooler weather, we've been having high 90's all week!

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    1. Ugh I currently am experiencing an endless summer. Thanks, hormones. I was wondering if you had picked up any of these...you'd like them!

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  5. YOU'RE BACK!!!! I have one of the SH Insta-Dri Mattes and it's the black Halloween one. How's that for being specific :QP Matte Matter is very pretty and I love the satin-like finish it has

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