I don't like thick coats of nail polish so this works great for me. I never wait for my nails to dry hard before moving on to something else, and this stuff works like a charm. I use the rubberized base coat, 2 layers of color and than this on top, before the color is all the way dry. Never get hair or a dent in my nails, and my manicure lasts at least a week.
oyy.. the only was this is better than seche vite is the longevity of the manicure. but it leaves my nails dull and NOT HARDENED. its been an hour and i can still make dents......neverrr the case with seche. im applying a second coat because i really dont want to have to redo my nails.
it works fine with sheer, thin coats and polishes....just not for anything that you take your time to do.....i.e anything opaque
I actually have been buying this for some time now, and maybe I didn't notice this flaw because I usually wear glitters or other busy polishes but it leaves very strange streaks in my polish. Like, very fine little dips in my polish that go all the way up to the tip of my nail, especially close to my cuticle. I don't have any ridges on my nail, and I don't usually have bumpy nail polish, so I wasn't quite sure what this was about, then I decided to use a different topcoat and the problem didn't happen so I just assume it was the topcoat? Anyway, that is basically my only complaint with this product! Very glossy finish, with only minor shrinkage which is amazing :) I also love the rubberized grip too! If you haven't experienced this ridge problem then don't let this dissuade you from buying this fantastic product! Maybe I just got a bad bottle haha ;) have a great day everyone!
Orly Sec'n Dry is the only top coat / quick dry polish I use. Have used it for years and they still haven't come out with anything that beats it. I climb in bed, do my entire manicure, apply Sec'n Dry, and fall asleep with my hands on top of my sheets. Has never failed me !
I love this stuff. My manicure lasted a week. It really dried my three coats quickly. It's semi-shiny also. I like that. It looks like a pro-manicure. I'd buy this again.
I love this top coat! :D
I was dissapointed when my seche vite got gunky in the bottle. but not this Orly one! This stays runny in the bottle until the very end when your brush cant reach the last bit of product. :D
It goes on really thin and smooth. you can even build on it if you want and your fingers wont feel heavy or stuffed.
will definetly purchase again!
First off, I used to use Seche Vite and thought that it probably couldn't be beat. Then I learned that Seche Vite has the "Big 3" chemicals and I decided I wanted to switch to something that was Big 3-free. After checking reviews I decided to give Orly Sec 'N Dry a try. After using both products I have to say that I prefer Orly Sec 'N Dry. It seems to have all the great qualities that Seche Vite has but with the added bonus that it doesn't cause shrinkage like Seche Vite. I have used Sec 'N Dry before bed and never have any smudges or sheet prints. I have also used it during the day with success (no dents/smudges). I do err on the side of caution though. I wait around 10 minutes after my final coat of nail polish before applying Sec 'N Dry to assure there is no dragging. I apply this quite thickly (again, to avoid potential dragging) and have noticed that this seems to be the best method for application. I have no problems with welling at the cuticles with this product which is nice. If I paint my nails during the day I do baby my nails for at least a good hour to prevent any chance of denting/smudging. Overall, I love this product and will continue to repurchase. It dries my nail polish quickly, has a nice shiny finish, doesn't cause shrinkage, is reasonably priced in my opinion for a quick dry product and gives me a good 4-5 days without chipping. I also love the packaging. The handle has a soft grip and the brush is just the right size. Another added bonus that I think is worth mentioning is that I have not noticed any thickening with this product like I did with Seche Vite. That is a huge plus for me!
I have been using SV for a while but my polish was always chipping within hours of application or coming off in sheets (like a fake nail of polish sitting on top of my nail). So I decided to switch I need a fast dry top coat because I have no patience to sit still to wait for my polish to dry. I have been using sec n dry for about a month now and every single polish I have used it with has dried quickly (but not a quicly as SV) and lasted about 2 days before chips which is great for me, I am very hard on my hands and they are constantly wet. My only complaint so far is it dries to a semi shiny finish, I want HIGH shine but I will take a little less shine for a top coat that actualy make my polish last beyond a day.
I just bought it yesterday and tried it for the first time and it was THE BOMB. It worked perfectly. At first I thought I put too much of it on my nails and feared it would get goopy but it didn't-- it even dries itself super fast! It was touch dry in a couple of minutes but I waited 20 mins more just in case. Then I went to sleep then when I woke up-- BAM, perfection. No dings or sheet marks or bubbles. Oh and in the morning I sorted though my bag and opened stuff with my index finger. BAM still no dent! Extended tip wear too!? HG topcoat for sure.
This is the fastest drying topcoat I own, and I have tried just about all of them-Poshe, Seche Vite, all of the other Orly TCs, Out the Door. Polish is dry to the touch in less than a minute and extremely hard to smudge. The finish is a bit dull, (for which I docked a lippie) but FWIW, I am not satisfied with less than a high gloss shine. Normal people would probably find the shine level to be fine. If i found a glossier finish TC with equal drying power, I might switch. But it is so fast drying, it will likely stay in heavy rotation in my manicures.