Seche Vite • Dry Fast Top Coat • Top/Base Coats
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a great topcoat, but I do have a few issues with it. The reason why I bought this product is it has been raved about everywhere! But if you read the print on the back of this topcoat, or on the packaging this came in, it has a warning on it saying it has chemicals in it that are know to cause birth defects in the state of California. Does the state of California know something I don't? I used the topcoat anyways. It does dry fast. But if you do buy a bottle of this you are going to need a bottle of Seche restore because as Seche Vite is exposed to air, some of its chemicals evaporate. When you've used 3/4 of the bottle it gets too thick to use. I didn't buy a bottle of Seche restore and I just threw out my topcoat. I got my bottle at a beauty supply store for $5 so that is reasonable.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Jury still out on this... When it works its fabulous but when it chips it really does chip!! Love the super shiny finish and the fact that it does dry so fast. I am halfway through my first bottle & will probably buy again whilst I decide if I like it or not.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. I never go to the nail salon anymore. This makes my nails last soo long without chipping !
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I hate to be such a party pooper, but this product sucks, in the context that it doesn't work with my body chemistry.
It's quite thicker than other TCs. It does create a beautiful glossy finish, But that's just about it for me.
It still takes significantly longer than what a quick-dry product is expected to do. It also still manages to give my manicure dents even though 3-days have passed since I do my nails. It never feels to dry as hard as I'd like it to. My manicure chips within 3-4 days. To summarize it, not a good topcoat here.
In comparison, I get 11-days full with OPI Top Coat with only some tipwear. And my nails got some extremely rough handling, too. It withstands my drinking clumsiness and moving (packing and unpacking boxs of stuff and scrubbing the house clean). And I always knock around my nails looking for stuff in my bag. The texture is thin and it dries real hard and doesn't budge once fully set.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I think the reviewer below did an excellent job reviewing this product. I too have heard this brand being raved over and over again by everyone. I am not one to spend a lot on nail polish. I have tried OPI and i have to say i don't like that brand. It takes FOREVER to dry and prefer sally hansen and alike way more. I was looking for a good fast dry polish. I am so careless that i always end up ruining my nails before they dry! SV is amazing!! It IS a lot thicker than your typical dry fast polish, but that's what i love about it. It covers my manicure beautifully, adds a high gloss silky finish..and best of all... DRIES FAST!!! Also it creates a very hard surface when completely dry!. I do notice some shrinking around the tips of my nail, but it doesn't really bother me. Also, i don't find it has a strong smell like some say. infact, i find it lighter in smell than most polishes lol. As for price, i don't find this pricey at all!! I got mine for under $9..so it's very reasonably priced. I'm not sure how much the "restore" bottle is tho (for thinning out the polish when it gets all goopy). A common problem ppl have with this dry fast top coat but I would definitely repurchase!
***UPDATE*** It's been a couple days and still super glossy with NO chipping! Super-like!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Best top coat ever, has it's quirks but well worth the super speedy dry time and super shiny, rock hard finish.
Some tips that have helped me through the years are as follows. 1) buy Seche Restore (their thinner). You'll need it because the ingredients that make it fast dry will evaporate quickly while just having the bottle open using it. The Restore just replenishes the magical toluene (which is also what makes it smell like something toxic, so obviously don't be sniffing this stuff; it isn't good for you). Just add a few drops and shake well until your bottle is its normal consistency. 2) some people experience 'shrinkage' which is to say that the topcoat shrinks the nail polish on the nail so that it appears to have tipwear as soon as the polish is dry. To prevent this (and also to keep my SV clean), I use a non-quick-dry top coat before I put SV on and I also wrap the tip of my nail with color (as simple as it sounds, after you paint the surface of your nail simply run the brush across the tip of your nail so it is painted on the tip of your nail as well) and topcoat. 3) Only apply to wet nail polish. If you put this on dry nail polish your nail polish will likely pop off in one giant piece. Some people use this to their advantage and put it over glitter manicures and pop it off rather than battle the glitter monster with remover, but I personally do not recommend that as you may damage your nails peeling your polish off. But again, this polish is definitely not a refresher polish, do not apply to a dry manicure in hopes of making it shiny again. There are other polishes for that purpose, don't use this one.
With proper application and solutions to the two major problems, other than the smell, I can't think of any reason not to love it. It is the fastest drying and most shiny topcoat available. I have found other topcoats and strayed but I always come back to this one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Grey
So far so good!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
best top coat ever! cant use anything else after using this. pros: glossy, polish lasts longer. super fast drying cons: it smells extremely toxic. i usually need to sit by my window to use this. sometimes the consistency can be very thick which makes it a little harder to apply.. or small bubbles would show
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I've found my HG top coat!! I know others haven't had the success I've experienced but that goes to show that products don't work the same on everyone. Ok, I try to wear this with some sort of long wear polish, and I don't mean anything crazy expensive. Revlon Colorstay and Essie work magically with this top coat. I've been doing my "manicure" in a rush: NO base coat, one coat of nail color, and then one coat of Seche Vite on top. OMG! It makes my nails hard and resistant to breaking, dries super fast, keeps the glossy finish, and my polish absolutely does NOT chip, peel, or even erode off the tips! I do cap the ends of my nails with both the nail color and this top coat. Everybody thinks I have gel polish. I don't think I'll ever pay to get my nails done again. It does seem like it might get too goopy and thick to use before the bottle is finished but for $4.80, I'll just buy a new bottle when that happens. I have no experience with the Seche Vite Restore but I doubt it makes sense to buy that unless it's super cheap when you can just buy a whole new bottle of the top coat itself.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
in stores this product is a bit pricey but I got it on amazon for about $4 and free shipping, and it came in 2 days even though I only asked for standard shipping (3-5 business days). well, I absolutely love this top coat!!! it does smell quite strong, but that hasn't really bothered me. it is super thick, and it never smudges my nail art when I put it on. I've used 2 bottles so far, and I'm almost on my third! I haven't experienced any shrinking like others have complained about, but it does seen to chip after 2 or 3 days. that never really effected me though, as I change my mani every other day! and I love how it dries so fast that after you put it on all 10 nails, you can go do things without worrying about smudging! overall, it's a great product but it can chip quickly. I will definitely keep repurchasing!