Tuesday 10 September 2013

Worth The Hype: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I'm a nails kinda gal. I really am. It would only take just one glance at my Instagram or a quick browse over some of my previous posts to be able to find that one out, and if there's one thing that I can't go without, it's a good quality top coat. Not just any old top coat, it's got to be a quick drying, high gloss, chip resistant, and long lasting top coat. Hello, Seche Vite.  

Before it went gloopy beyond salvation, I did previously use Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, which is another leading quick drying top coat and is in a similar league to Seche Vite ..but for the sake of comparing the two, I'll say for the record that I prefer Seche Vite. 

The typical RRP for a 14ml bottle is £10.95 and many people comment that a downside to this top coat is that it is quite costly, but with a little digging it can be found for much cheaper. Don't ever buy this for the full price! I got my bottle for almost half price on Amazon for just £5.56 (link), and it is also only £5.49 from Salon Services (link), so WHO is paying over £10 for a bottle of this stuff, I do not know?! Don't do it. Get it for £5.50 and it will be money well spent, I promise you. 

Using a layer of this top coat over any nail varnish at all will completely tranform it. You can use a £1 nail varnish that can look quite streaky, patchy and not that shiny, but throw on a coat of this and it will instantly look smooth, even and super glossy. It also makes the layer of lacquer to look a lot thicker, almost like you're wearing gel or shellac nails. I have often been asked if I have gel nails on, when nope it's just standard Rimmel paired with Seche Vite. If while you're painting you happen to knock a little smudge or nick into your colour, then as long as the varnish is still tacky when the top coat is applied then it can magically smooth away all imperfections and your colour looks quite literally flawless. Not to mention the glamorous shine, the chip resistant formula (for a couple of day at least), and then importantly: the quick drying formula that helps you get back to your day to day business pronto! 

For any nail obsessives out there, who take pride in the perfect manicure that they've created and want it to stay as perfect as possible for as long as possible, then Seche Vite Top Coat is a worthy investment and will save you pennies in the long run! £5.50 for a bottle will last you months and months, and will help each nail paint to last probably twice as long as usual before unbearable chips occur and a refresh is necessary, meaning you'll have to touch up your tips less frequently!

It's a winner for me, is it a winner for you?
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  1. This sounds like such a good product I may have too invest. I love shellac nails, so bonus if they look like them but without the pricetag!

    Becka! :) x

  2. I've actually never tried this and always wondered if it was worth all the hype but I think I'll be giving this a try myself now! Great review, thanks :)

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  3. Great review:) It's definitely a winner for me to. I don't do my nails without it. Really a must have for nail fanatics:)

  4. I really love this product but found if you use too much of it, it can chip quite easily! Also the health warnings have put me off slightly but I love the effect too much to go cold turkey!

    Great review,
    Rosie xo


  5. Brilliant review!i have been pondering over buying this for so long as my nails always chip so you have persuaded me to now purchase this :) xx

  6. I really like this too, at first I thought it was a load of old hype, then I used it and it is brilliant x

    lots of love, Beautyqueenuk xx

  7. Ah i wish i could love this product! It just literally peels away my entire nail varnish, but i think the high gloss finish is wonderful!


  8. I'm not really a nail fanatic but I just might have to invest in this product because my nail polish chips so easily

  9. I love seche vite but the product always gets so gloopy and i end up having to chuck it out after a couple of months. Definitely still the best top coat i've ever used though.
    xo Kirsty

  10. I've heard so much about this top coat, but have not purchased it because of the ingredients it contains. However, I do love my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri! One of my favorite top coat!

  11. Been meaning to get my hands on this top coat for a while now, just added it to my Amazon basket!! £5.57 is a bargain!!

    Ashley xo

  12. I love it too! It makes my nails super glossy, but for some reason, it doesn't work well with all of my nail polishes. It makes some of them peel off really fast.

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  13. This is amazing, but it gloops up after a while so you have to buy their supplementary product to thin it out again :(

    Ruby Duchess

  14. I really want to try this now! I spend ages doing nail art only for it to chip in the next few days, will definitely be buying this! Great review :)

    Amelia x

  15. I've never actually read a review on this but have only heard people say how everyone should have it, it does sound amazing. I am the girl that always knocks/smudges/chips her nails whilst painting them, I need this! Great review :) xxx

  16. This sounds great, ive got a few polishes that go a little streaky so must pick this up!

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  17. Ah this stuff is amazing, I've been buying this for 2years now and no other top coat makes the cut anymore ha, I love how fast and shiny it dries xx


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