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Doing Drugstore: Sally Hansen Color Quick

If you're a klutz when it comes to painting your nails, you'll really like Sally Hansen Color Quick nail pen ($4.79). The name is self-explanatory, so I won't bore you with blather. Essentially, it's nail polish in a click pen.

It's available in eight colors, including black and blue; I chose red, which is a classic red with a slight sheen. Application was a breeze; you just click the polish into the pen, then swipe it on your nails. If you're clumsy like me, you'll be surprised by how much easier it is to control the pen than traditional nail polish brushes. The formula goes on easily, requires two coats for full coverage, and dries in just a few minutes. It took only about 10 minutes to give myself a manicure, including drying time.

The only drawbacks? The polish began to chip after a day, so you'll still need a top coat to make the color last. And on that note, the color isn't very shiny. On a scale from one to 10, with one being matte and 10 being shiny, I'd give this formula a four. Next time, I'm planning to buy the clear polish; I have a feeling I'll use it more frequently, especially for times when I don't have time to patiently apply such a dark color. Still, if you can pick this up for $5 or less, I'd give it a whirl. It's pretty much klutz-proof.


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Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
Sarasonne - I have always wondered how the tip doesn't dry out too on these pens. Hahaha! You are not crazy...never made sense to me how the tip would stay functional if you cap it and the tip doesnt stay moist in some way.
sarasonne sarasonne 8 years
I don't understand how the brush on these nail polish pens doesn't get unusable after a couple uses. I have not tried these yet. After use, does some polish stay on the brush and even though it's capped, I don't see how it wouldn't dry out a little bit and become very tacky. Anyone have these results? Or is my theory something I pulled outta nowhere? haha
sarasonne sarasonne 8 years
I don't understand how the brush on these nail polish pens doesn't get unusable after a couple uses. I have not tried these yet. After use, does some polish stay on the brush and even though it's capped, I don't see how it wouldn't dry out a little bit and become very tacky.Anyone have these results? Or is my theory something I pulled outta nowhere? haha
LuxuryAddict LuxuryAddict 8 years
Ooh I think I might try that sometime. I'm really interested in the french manicure ones!
tigerfire21 tigerfire21 8 years
Might try it. My aim notoriously sucks...
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I'd buy these just cause they take up less space and are easier to use. I'd just use a nice top coat on top and viola!
lightheaded lightheaded 8 years
I saw a few companies with this type of nail polish out, and all promise "klutz-proof" application, but I inevitably hear they chip easily... I probably wont be trying them!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
I want this product; I hope to buy it next week.
emalove emalove 8 years
I bought one of these a couple of weeks ago, a dark navy blue shade.
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
I'm interested, I wonder how many applications the pen has?
emilie11 emilie11 8 years
Great review, I'd definitely be interested in trying it.
LisaK LisaK 8 years
I have a pink and a blue one and have been happy with them. I put the blue on my toes and then applied a top coat because of the matte appearance. Every day when I got out of the shower I applied the top coat again. Every few days I would put on another blue coat to touch it up. It was so easy to do this. I would stand and bend over. Like Bella said it dried very quickly. By doing what I did the polish still looked good after 3 weeks. Oh and I was worried the brush would get messed up. Never happened. I bought an OPI Nic's Sticks in red. Loved the color, but after one use, I came back the next day to put on a second coat and the brush was dried up and sticking out in places. So IMO the Sally Hansen is much better.
LisaK LisaK 8 years
I have a pink and a blue one and have been happy with them. I put the blue on my toes and then applied a top coat because of the matte appearance. Every day when I got out of the shower I applied the top coat again. Every few days I would put on another blue coat to touch it up. It was so easy to do this. I would stand and bend over. Like Bella said it dried very quickly. By doing what I did the polish still looked good after 3 weeks. Oh and I was worried the brush would get messed up. Never happened. I bought an OPI Nic's Sticks in red. Loved the color, but after one use, I came back the next day to put on a second coat and the brush was dried up and sticking out in places. So IMO the Sally Hansen is much better.
mischo-beauty mischo-beauty 8 years
Is it 3-FREE?
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
This review sounds familiar. I tried this and didn't like it. It was much too runny yet gooey. OPI has a polish pen now, too. I can't wait to try it! I really liked applying with a pen.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'd like to try this...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'd like to try this...
gissele_aylin gissele_aylin 8 years
yea
gissele_aylin gissele_aylin 8 years
yea
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I've been wanting to try these.
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
i saw this a couple of daysand I'm a bit interested, but i think whit this, maybe I'llgive it a try...Thanks Bella !!
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
i saw this a couple of days and I'm a bit interested, but i think whit this, maybe I'll give it a try... Thanks Bella !!
Nickey Nickey 8 years
Sounds like a great product. I'm a little worried about the shiny part though. Gotta have the shiny. :-)
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Klutz proof? I'm in!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Klutz proof? I'm in!
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