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Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat - Seche Ridge Filling Base ..
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on 1/12/2017 8:33:00 PM
More reviews by chaumein
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
Since this top coat is the HG for many people, I decided to give it a try. Just to note, I just use top coat on my bare nails for shine, so I can't speak to how it performs over polish.However as a stand-alone product - it's the worst! While many online reviews praised it for shine, it didn't last more than a day before becoming lack lustre. By the 3rd day, most of the polish had chipped off. :( Save your money! My years-old Sally Hansen top coat lasts so much longer while still retaining shine.
on 1/4/2017 8:16:00 AM
More reviews by Doody999
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
I have used this product for over 20 years now and it is still the best out there. It dries your nails so quickly and makes nail varnish last a long time. My nail varnish lasts one day before chipping & I always get a week out of it when using Seche Vite.
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on 1/3/2017 9:45:00 AM
More reviews by katmae24
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
To the commenter below stating that most these reviews were rated low because reviewers were not using this top coat correctly? ie: because you are to put Seche on while your nails are still wet from the polish?I'm here to state that I did exactly that - applied my nail polish with three coats - and just after the last coat - I put Seche Vite on immediately following - it was great and dried fast and I was able to love my nails - but here I am, not even 24 hours later (I'd say 12 hours later) - both my index finger nails had the polish completely pop off/peel off. Like, huge chunks of my nail polish -- gone.This is only the second time I've used this top coat - the first time - I was super upset because it did NOT dry fast at all (like, even after 5 minutes) and I ended up smudging my nails and had to redo all of them. I've had better luck with Sally Hansen's Super Shine Top Coat - and have never had nails completely peel off like this (chip after a day or two, yeah).For the price and all the hype, I am extremely disappointed in this top coat. Not worth the $10 at Walmart. Save your money and buy a cheaper fast dry - Revlon has some great Quick Dry top coats that have never, ever done this to my nails.I'm leaving it at 1 lippie until I use it a bit more and see if it keeps doing this. What a waste of money. UPDATE: tried this top coat again - and had the exact same thing happen, not even a full 24 hours later. Waste of money. Wish I had the box - would totally return. Why use a top coat that will make your redo your manicure the next day? That's horrible for your nails, and talk about waste of polish. Any clear polish (not even fast dry) works better than this. Will donate or toss.
on 11/10/2016 10:19:00 PM
More reviews by sauce62
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Seche Vite- where have you been all my life? This stuff is miraculous! I have been looking for a quick drying, smoothing top coat for my very ridge-y nails. I've never been able to have a manicure make it 24 hours without chipping. With Seche Vite, my manicure lasts a week, my ridges are smoothed out, and the polish doesn't bubble. I love this stuff!! Like a gel manicure. I was expecting the smell to be terrible, and I am VERY sensitive to smells, but I think regular polish smells worse. This just smells like very strong magic markers to me. I really can't say enough how happy this makes me. I use Barielle Camouflage for a base coat, two coats of OPI polish, then the Seche Vite. It's fabulous. By the end of the week, the polish has shrunk slightly, as mentioned in the reviews, but no chips so I don't care. Great Stuff!
on 10/29/2016 5:09:00 PM
More reviews by larabr
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
Love how fast this dries my nails. They look shiny and it helps my polish stay longer. But I HATE how you can never finish a bottle because when you're about halfway through it just becomes a gloopy, thick mess. They should just sell them for cheaper in smaller bottles.
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 10/10/2016 5:50:00 AM
More reviews by ChaCaCheeze
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
HG top coat. It really does dry my nails in 1-2 minutes, and basically cures them within 15 minutes. (By "curing" I mean...I can do things like put on pants, floss my teeth, and wash my hair without destroying my nail polish). With super thick nail colors (like Sally Hansen Miracle Gel) I might get some push back off the top coat itself, but never the color underneath. I've never had an issue with this product shrinking my nail polish or changing the color. It does smell pretty bad, but I think that is true for any legit "quick dry" nail product. For $10-$15, this is definitely more $ than cheaper top coats, but for me it's a money saver because it keeps me from resorting to gel manicures 2x/month...and really, as much as I do my nails, I still don't have to buy Seche Vite very often. Soo $10 or $15 once in a great while (3 bottles in 2 years) is just not that much, and it makes all the difference.
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on 9/30/2016 5:19:00 PM
More reviews by pepsia
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I have tried several QD topcoats, SH Insta, Essie GTG, HK GnG, and there is just something about Seche Vite (SV) that is different.Yes it shrinks certain polishes, but I can prevent this somewhat if I do cleanup with acetone on the polished nail area by my cuticles before I apply SV.Yes it stinks.Yes, it murders pastels and light colors. A couple of my fave OPI pastels yellowed or changed drastically in color within 24 hours of applying SV. :(So I use Essie Good to Go for pastels. I just used SV again today after some time, because I just applied a dark polish.I have to say...after applying SV, my nails were rock-hard dry in minutes and have an unbeatable shine. SV also has unrivaled leveling and mistake-correcting power. The difference was marked between SV and Essie.So.... I sorta hate SV for being so annoying and occasionally crapping all over my carefully applied mani's but I will always have a bottle because it's a workhorse top coat and certain aspects of it you just cannot (yet) get in another QDTC.
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on 9/19/2016 8:53:00 AM
More reviews by celloyess
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
After reading the reviews, I realized the people leaving 1/5 comments are the people who did not even bother reading up the instructions on how to use this, and just assumed it's just like any other top coat. To all the people saying it peels so quickly: you did it wrong. Do not wait for the polish to dry completely. You have to put this top coat when the polish is still a little wet, because the way it works is through penetrating the other layers and fortifying them and their adhesion. Once you work that out, you'll find that this is 5/5 really. It's the best top coat I've used, considering performance and value. The finish is so good that even if I mess up a little bit of the base/colour, putting this on top somehow fixes it. My nails last a week despite constant handwashing, washing dishes, cleaning, etc. Overall, I'd give it like a 4.5... took off 0.5 because of the strong smell.
5 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 9/7/2016 2:44:00 PM
More reviews by peanut12353
What can i say.. Any product that forces consumers to purchase another product to allow them to finish the original product should be ashamed of themselves. The seche vite restore should come free with this top coat if it is not suitable for the full product to be used. This top coat is very good. It leaves a very glossy shine. It does dry quickly which I liked. It doesn't last any longer than other top coats I've used however. All in all, not worth the money and having to buy an expensive restore product to enable full use of the pot, is an absolute joke.
7 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 8/12/2016 12:45:00 AM
More reviews by Fiache
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse
Magic to my nails! I really enjoy this top coat. It coats my nails beautifully and makes my manicure look plump at the same time as it makes it quick and easy. My nails harden within 2 minutes and gives them a nice glossy wet finish. It also makes my nails feel really strong since the polish is not too watery but not goopy. It has the perfect consistency. Not saying they grow stronger, but they grow longer which is always a plus in my book.I do small dishes at work every day and this makes it hold up. No chipping whatsoever.I like my manis too look gel-like and really plump. I first use a thick ridge filler and then use 3 coats of regular nail polish for this result. SV works like a charm topping that, but I always mind my nails for dents for another 30 min after applying this since its such thick layers. After that I'm good to go! This top coat also helps to even out small streaks which I appreciate a lot. So on to the downsides about this polish:This topcoat makes your polish peel in big pieces. After a week or so, some comes off in big peels. I don't find that it harm my nails in any way but thought I'd mention it. It causes shrinkage, make sure you paint all the way to the edges with your regular polish. Make sure you top it on WET polish, otherwise you're just asking for even more shrinkage. I tried to add a top coat on my 1 week old mani to see what happened, and yes...more shrinkage.The biggest NO on this product is the warning: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.That's hell scary! So sad to see this. There are some things in life that can trigger birth defects, but if I can make a conscious choice, I really want to find something as good as SV without the warning. It's the ingredient toulene causing the warning and I'm pretty sure other nail polishes that contain toulene, just they don't put a warning label on them. Having said that. I think it's such small amount in nail polishes that it won't effect me personally. I'd be more worried if I was exposed to it daily in a working environment. Fair play to SV actually displaying this, helping you make it an informed own choice/decision, rather than hiding it. It's worth the 7$ but the warning and shrinkage puts me off a bit even though it's a foolproof coat. My manis always look gorgeous shiny with it. People ask me if I do shellac. At the time I would never use any other top coat than this.I also purchased Sally hansens Insta drops, the red bottle. Will update with a comparison once tried and really hope it will work as great as SV without the mentioned downfalls.)+Dries fastMakes my mani last more than 1 week.Super glossyEasy to work withGood brushPenetrates several layers of polish-The WarningShrinkage (not the biggest deal. Can only be noticed if you look closely)Strong unpleasant smell. Doesn't stay on your nails though.(I expect goopyness over time, but will update on that)
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