Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat

Seche Vite is pretty much everyone’s favourite fast drying top coat but I have a real love/ hate relationship with it.

I think it’s a great top coat if you want something really fast drying but I don’t it helps prolong the longevity of my manicure and I think there are better top coats out there. I tend to use this if I’m doing my nails in a rush and I need the polish to dry quick but if I have more time I will use another one my top coats. It dries super glossy but after a day it dulls down and it not glossy anymore. I don’t think it’s long lasting, it starts to peel and chip after a day.

I know a lot of people love Seche Vite and it’s their holy grail nail product but I just think there are better top coats out there.



Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat

This is one of my absolute favourite top coats, I don’t how many bottles I’ve went through. This gives nail polish a super glossy, shiny finish and it really helps prevent nail polish from chipping. Nails are touch dry within forty-five seconds and completely dry within five minutes. I really like this top coat if I’m doing nail art because the brush glides over the nail so nothing is smudged, I find some top coats drag over the nail ruining nail art. Some fast drying top coats tend to make nail polish chip quicker and this one doesn’t, my polishes lasts longer when I use this topcoat. I really recommend this top coat, I think it’s one of the best on the market.

Top Coat #1 – Sally Hansen Mega Shine Top Coat

I rarely stray from my Nails Inc, Kensington Top Coat but I ran out so I thought I would give something else a go. Sally Hansen is one of those staple brands and there are some good products but this wasn’t one of them.

It’s quite difficult for a top coat to be disappointing because it’s colourless and it’s only there to protect nail polish but the problem with this is the formula, it’s very wet and it kinda drags the nail polish off the nail. It says you can apply it to wet nail polish, I did that the first time I used it because I thought it would save time but it actually removed my nail polish and coloured the brush. The next time I used it my nails were touch dry but the minute the brush touched my nails, the polish was wet again and it smudged. I finally discovered it has to be applied when the nail polish is completely dry. It claims to extend wear and leaves nail super shiny, I didn’t see any difference in shine and I don’t think it prolonged my nail polish wear but it didn’t shorten my manicure or dull my polish.

It’s not a terrible product but there are better top coats out there at a similar price, for example, the Rimmel and Revlon top coats are fantastic value for money. It’s £6.39 which means its not the most expensive top coat but it’s not the cheapest. Have you tried it? What do you think?