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on 7/22/2011 8:33:00 AM
More reviews by pulitzer
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Breaking news: My manicure has lasted 10 days without chipping! Haha sorry for the sensationalism, but this has never happened to me before. I'm surprised at the negative reviews and I can think of a possible reason why? On my first nail that I used this, I sort of wanted to 'paint' it on like a coat of nail polish (over my 2 completely dry coats of color polish). The result was a streaky finish - but not wanting to do my nail over again I just let it be. Then I noticed that the back of the bottle says you have to apply a thick coat so on my next nail I glooped it on..not major gloop but sort of set the brush on my nail without wiping off too much excess polish in the bottle. (I hope this is making sense). I did the same for the rest of my nails and waiting time for my nails to completely dry was relatively long, but the end was nine perfectly shiny manicured nails. The nail that didn't receive high standard top-coating chipped earlier than the rest at less than a week. The rest of my manicure survived some extreme beach/ocean sport recreation, 10 days of showers and pretty much anything else that my manicure normally would not have lasted under. One more note: I think applying this on COMPLETELY dry nail polish is key to its effectiveness as well. This is not a dupe for Seche Vite and is not supposed to dry your nail polish (or itself) faster than the average polish.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 6/26/2011 7:48:00 PM
More reviews by teefeey
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
i have to say, this is the worst top coat i have ever usednot only does it create dents and smudge all your nail polish, it seems to make everything shrink on your nail to the point where it begins to flake off at the sidesnever buy this product, you'd be better off with a cheap dollar store nail polish
on 6/21/2011 6:48:00 PM
More reviews by sundaypancakes
Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I'd give a lower rating but this product does have some good qualities. It dries quickly and does not leave marks or dents. I actually have zero complaints except for just one major thing. It chips in GIGANTIC pieces. When used on some nail polish, i dont get any noticeable chipping in a week. But on most nail polish, it chips in a matter of a day or two. It seems like the topcoat is able to bond and then lift up with the polish beneath, thus creating major chipping. Once my whole nail chipped off and it was horribly embarrassing. For the shine and drying abilities, this top coat is still not worth the buy!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 6/15/2011 4:22:00 PM
More reviews by EozS
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I want to like this top coat but it just doesn't work for me. It dries quickly and shines beautifully, but the shrinkage is very noticeable around the tips (even if I wrap them) and cuticles, even if the nail polish underneath is pretty dry. I wouldn't recommend this.
on 6/15/2011 6:08:00 AM
More reviews by One1Cherry
Hair: Black, Other, Fine
This top coat is ok. I'm using seche vite before this and i'll compare this with seche. This is not as quick dry as seche, it takes maybe 5 minutes for the surface to dry so its a little inconvenient as you have to wait a while before doing anything.This is super shiny but you need to apply a thick layer as instructed on the bottle. The consistency is thinner than seche, apply maybe two layers will look more glossy and shiny. One thin coat looks shiny but not glossy. Seche is a thick consistency, so one coat is enough to create a really shiny and glossy appearance. I feel with Seche, my polish seem to chip faster than Mega shine.I really liked the brush. Its flat and wide, really easy to use. Seche's brush is just a "normal" round brush, which i really hated as because Seche is a thicker consistency, i feel a flat brush would be easiler to work with.I really hated SH's bottle, its a flatter bottle which makes it wobbly when i place it on my bed. I keep worrying it'll topple over and spill. I also hated that the bottle is opaque, i cannot tell if the brush is dipping into the liquid or not and many times i realised i when i brush my nails that i did not get enough polish. Really annoying.I can't say much about lasting power of this as nothing lasts on my nails, my nails chip the next day or at the most two days after i apply a new polish. But I do think that Seche chip faster compared to Mega Shine. I can definitely say that this is better than Opi's top coat, the shine just don't compare nor last. Essie's good to go is also a good option.
on 5/24/2011 8:26:00 PM
More reviews by loriyu
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
i have been a faithful user of seche vite for years, but was frustrated by how quickly it chipped. this review will mostly be a comparison of the 2 products. i have the newer packaging of the mega shine - mirror shine.1. drying time: seche vite > mega shine. nothing beats how quickly the seche vite top coat dries. the mega shine does take just a bit longer, but much faster than normal nail polish on its own. 2. shine: seche vite > mega shine. seche vite gives such a glossy finish...i think it is one of its highest qualities. the mega shine is pretty dull and not as smooth as the seche vite. the whole "mirror shine" aspect is definitely lacking.3. texture: mega shine > seche vite. the mega shine is much thinner in terms of consistency, which makes it much easier to spread over the nail. 4. scent: mega shine > seche vite. i have no idea why the seche vite smells so strong. the mega shine doesnt smell good by any means, but it is typical for nail polish and not so severely offensive as seche vite. 5. packaging: mega shine > seche vite. i LOVE the wide, flat brush that the mega shine comes with. i can coat my entire nail w/2 swipes. 6. price: mega shine = seche vite. i'm a little confused here since seche vite is supposed to be "high end" and sally hansen drugstore, but they are both $9 wherever i go. sure, there are always coupons for sally hansen in the sunday paper, but ulta also has sales on seche vite from time to time. neither top coat has the clear advantage here.7. durability: mega shine >>> seche vite. when i use seche vite, my polish chips probably starting the 3rd day...with weird shrinkage towards the tips of my nails on the first day. i have had the mega shine last on my nails for a full week without ANY chipping (and i am a notorious cuticle picker). i don't know about 10 days, but i have has my polish last a full week. i know that the seche vite gets incredibly thick and goopy once it passes the halfway mark, but i don't know if this is true of the sally hansen just yet. i've used this for about 5-6 manicures so far, but i'm not at the halfway point. it's something to consider cuz previous reviewers have mentioned it. bottom line: mega shine > seche vite.
11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
on 5/19/2011 2:53:00 PM
More reviews by kreamsoduh
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I have gone through about 3 or 4 bottles of this and I absolutely love this top coat. I was using the Seche Vete or however you spell it and I stopped using it once I found out about how toxic it is and I have been using this ever since. This is relatively cheap but it works perfectly as a top coat. I have not found anything else that makes your nails anywhere near as shiny as this does and it makes your nails dry to the touch in about two minutes or so but you still need to wait about five to ten for them to be really dry so the "dry in 60 seconds" claim is a bit of a let down because they still do that thing where the polish is dry but smushed if you do anything before they are really dry if that makes any sense. You do have to reapply about once every four or five days because the ends get somewhat dull after awhile and lose that really mirror finish. Also, the chrome coating on the bottle chips off sometimes so that is just something to keep in mind because it gets everywhere after awhile. Overall the actual nail polish itself is ridiculously shiny and it dries quickly. Also, I am someone who paints there nails like every three or four days because I get tired of seeing the same color so I do my nails a lot and it still takes me forever to go through a bottle of this because you really only need one thin coat and you are good to go. A must-have in my book.
on 5/10/2011 11:37:00 AM
More reviews by sinfulnails
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This is my absolute favorite top coat. It goes on without streaking my polish and dries super quick. My nails look like I have had a professional manicure/pedicure whenever I use this. To top it off, I found my bottle in the Dollar Store! My only complaint is that I can't see through the bottle and have no idea how much more is left.
on 5/2/2011 4:51:00 PM
More reviews by godpsent
Skin: Oily, Deep Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse
I swear by this product. It gives natural nail manicures the kind of shine you get with artificial nails. It lasts, maybe not 10 days, but at least 5 days before it starts chipping. Just don't apply too thickly. Oh, and the bottle gets a little crusty at the opening after a couple of uses - when this happens be careful not to get the crust onto your manicure. But the biggest plus: it really does dry in less than 5 minutes. I mean you can go to sleep right after with little to no issue, that's how dry it gets!
on 4/19/2011 12:53:00 PM
More reviews by tutanfrutan
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Price is good and it is available in the grocery stores. I agree with the other reviewers who said they don't like that the bottle is opaque and the brush is white...we can't see the product so we have to assume how much is on the brush and how much is left in the bottle. Quality is another downside to this product. It dries quickly yes so I have never gotten sheet marks or dents and I can get on with my life quickly. The shine is okay but I have used a shinier polish (Beauty Secrets, which is what I intend to go back to if I am not satisfied after trying Poshe next) The Sally Hansen Mega Shine makes my polish chip easily and is very brittle so on day two or three, my polish begins peeling in one single layer like paint off a wall. I would not buy this again.
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