This is by far the best top coat I have ever purchsed! I was very impressed with how fast my polish dries after applying it. I did notice that when you apply immediately after polishing your nails, it will cause the polish to peel off. If you wait a minute and then apply the top coat, you will have no problems. This helps to prevent chipping! Love it!!!!
After applying my nail polish I always apply a coat of the Seche Vite Top Coat. I absolutely love this top coat. Not only does it help to make my nail polish dry faster but after it dries my nails look shiny and perfect! It's also kept my nail polish for chipping for a VERY long time. I've had nail polish last up to 2 weeks with this top coat on. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 lippies is because after time, it tends to get very thick and hard to apply. But apart from that, this is a definite HG top coat and must have for all you nail polish addicts out there.
The hype is warranted with this one! It really does indeed dry nail polish with lighting speed. I was pretty bowled over with amazement the first time I used it, after having it sitting on my dresser, new in the box, for a month or so. I was skeptical and it was pretty awesome being proven wrong.
As others have stated itís a pretty thick formula, but go ahead and be generous with it. Itís good to wait a few minutes for the top layer of your nail polish to dry before you brush on the Seche Vite so it doesnít warp the top layer of your manicure.
I usually wait around fifteen minutes before I engage in any manual labor (haha, yeah okay) with my hands, but your nails start feeling completely dry after five minutes. Still, better safe than sorry. The drying time does depends on the nail polish itself, how many layers, etc. but seriously yíall Ė itís a miracle each and every time.
Seche Vite also offers a really lovely shine. Itís not as glossy as clear nail polish, but itís definitely a beautiful shiny top coat.
I haven't experienced shrinkage with this yet, but will update if it happens. This is definitely holy grail material!
Iíve turned a couple of my friends onto Seche Vite and they are forever grateful. Gotta love MUA for introducing me to such amazing products!
EDIT: Had to take away a lippie! For some reason Seche Vite causes my nail polishes to chip sooner than they usually do - my friend noticed the same thing! And yes we apply when our nails are still wet.
Also I noticed this YELLOWED the color of Pure Ice First Time. So bizarre!
It's still awesome because of the miraculous drying abilities, but yeah . . .
So I don't understand what's wrong with me or my nails, but I've had this product for over a year and I STILL can't get it to stay on my nails for more than a minute. Literally, the whole polish completely chips and peels off within just a few minutes. It won't last through washing my hands, a shower, or just over night.
I've used it in every combination imaginable, with several different nail polishes, as a base coat, as a top coat, as both, etc. It just won't stay on. Granted it does dry fast and I don't get any bubbles, but that doesn't mean anything if it won't friggin stay on my nails!
My favourite top coat. Leaves my nails glossy. Dries rock solid in a blink of an eye. It does cause shrinkage with some polishes, but I change so often it doesn't matter to me. I think the price is fair for what it does and will continue to buy.
Good: I really do love this product. It gives you a high gloss shine and it drys to a smooth finish. If your nail polish coats aren't too obsessive, it will dry in about 30-40 seconds. I've bought this for the fifth time. I've compared it to Rimmel's 60 second top coat (?) and it was nothing compared to this. It also doesn't ''bubble'' as bad as some other products if you apply a heavy coat of it.
Bad: After a month or so, the nail polish will thicken up and it will be harder to apply. I've tried adding nail polish remover thinking it'd thin it out a little bit, but it went murky. I had to throw away half of the product. The price is also a little expensive, but it's worth it. Once I get half way through the product, I have to tip the bottle over a lot to get all of the product.
If they improve the longevity, brush size, or price, I will definitely give it a solid 5.
It really doesn't get any better than this! dries super fast, makes all the bubbles from the nail polish go away, adds tons of shine, and lasts ages! I don't think I'll ever want another!
When I first tried this I really loved it. I decided not to jump right on the bandwagon and wait a bit. I love that it dries so quickly and within minutes I can whack my nails against something and not worry about smudging. What I don't like is that my nail polish chips ridiculously quickly and once it starts chipping, it does not stop. The chipping issue drove me crazy enough that I have stopped using this product. Like another user commented, I'm sure it's great if you have to chase after a 2 year old because it dries THAT fast. I do not have a 2 year old so I'd rather have a longer wait time and nails that do not chip like crazy.
My favorite top coat so far! It dries very fast, leaves my nails looking shiny, and lasts as long as I can expect it to !
Ok, for me this product was very disappointing. I understand there is a cult following and probably for a good reason, but it just didn't have staying power on my nails. It did dry fast, it did look nice....but I had massive chipping within TWO days! That is simply unacceptable. Out The Door Fast Drying Top Coat runs circles around this product.