73% would repurchase
on 3/26/2018 7:42:00 PM
More reviews by AliciaNicky
Ok. So this does dry your polish faster. I won’t dispute that. And it is shiny for the first 1-2 days.
However, I did find that it chips. Also it peels off and after day 2, it causes the surface to have a scratched appearance.
I much prefer revlons fast drying top coat as it is a few dollars cheaper and just as shiny, and prevents chipping better.
Also, this top coat has a very very strong chemical smell. Not even a normal “nail polish chemical” scent.
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on 11/30/2017 7:31:00 AM
More reviews by KateLausanne
I found Seche Vive to be an improved version of Seche Vite, but I'm not impressed. The good:- unlike Seche Vite, it won't shrink so bad within 24 hours. It still shrinks, but way-way slower than original formula; - the drying time is about the same. In less than 2 minutes you can slightly run over a freshly painted nail, in 10 minutes you'll be able to fully use your freshly manicured fingers. In 30 minutes you'll be able to put the shoes on without worrying that nail polish will be damaged;- it wears about a day longer than the original formula. Not so good:- it has the same somehow thick consistency as Seche Vite starts to bubble when where is about 1/2 of the bottle left;- it scratches like a lacquer furniture coating leaving a white scratch. I wear red polish quite often, and those scratches are visible. I haven't encountered that with any other top coat;- it becomes very dull in 4 days. I won't buy it again.
on 11/14/2017 1:08:00 AM
More reviews by kmennie
Not a Seche Vite user, but, dear god, this is worth every cent. IT WILL MAKE A POORLY CARED FOR GUNKED UP TEN YEAR OLD'S DOLLAR STORE POLISH a nice smooth and easy to apply, like-new, polish. It got the horrid stringiness -- even though it was a barely used new bottle, it was quickly rendered unusable (Essie _really_ needs to work on making _consistently_ good formulas...) -- out of Essie's "Butler Please," with two drops.Even though the larger bottle will probably last you forever, it's well worth it: best I can tell, it will make all polishes, top and base coats, etc, last forever. We rescued some horribly gunked up stuff from my kid's stash, stuff she'd bought a year ago before she had fully figured out how bad it was to leave the lid on a polish loose (!). Gross gloppy blecch was restored to functioning polish, bottle after bottle. And I can't believe how many "I may as well throw this out -- lovely colour, but..." bottles it _made better than they originally were_ for me.Even at the price, a very thrifty product. I just wish the dropper was in the lid, full stop, and not something to keep on the side -- I assume the product would eat through any rubbery plastic, though, so, no real complaints. 10/10; will buy again if I run out -- in the meantime, will buy a second bottle for the messy 10yo so she can have fun magically fixing her tween friends' goopy polishes...
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on 11/4/2017 10:12:00 PM
More reviews by mmmaggie
Nope. Just nope. I guess if I had to say more than nope, I might point out that this base filler essentially destroyed my nails. I have purchased this product twice, once years ago and more recently, forgetting that I did not like it. The worst. It doesn't fill the ridges but often makes ridges more apparent. The colour has a shimmer and goes on quite patchy which is apparent when used with any nail polish that isn't completely opaque. It adds to the nail polish application time where it need not be. My nails are so dry and brittle when using this. Great price for a nail slaughter.
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on 10/6/2017 4:11:00 PM
More reviews by MsPsylocke
I’ve purchased this multiple times as it’s the only base coat that fills my ridges and holds the polish to my nails. Due to a medical condition I have really bad ridges and if I don’t use a base coat the polish will literally pop right off my nails. So this base coat is a life saver and has allowed me to wear polish again. This fills the ridges and allows the polish to go on smoothly. I use the Seche Vive gel effect top coat and my manicure lasts for over a week no problem. Do I get some small chips sure but I beat up on my nails so it’s to be expected. Compared to not being able to wear polish at all I’ll take it! This base coat lasts forever too I only apply one thin coat and my nails look great once their painted. This is the best base coat I’ve come across and I’ve tried a few from sally hanson to Essie and for me this one is the best. So happy! Recommended.
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