So, after hearing so many amazing things about Seche Vite, the highly touted miracle top coat, I finally got around to purchasing a bottle from my local CVS. Generally, I'm more of a makeup maven than nail aficionado, so I figured that a top coat was a top coat, right? Well, I learned soon enough that not all top coats were created equal.
I had a little time last Sunday afternoon, so I decided to give myself a proper DIY manicure, complete with a base coat and 2 coats of polish, topped off with Seche Vite. I was so impressed that I was fawning over my own nails for at least an hour. I'm pretty sure husband and sister got sick of hearing about how, smooth, glass-like, and shiny my nails were. I was also ready to use my hands again after just 15 minutes of drying time. See, another reason why I'm so lazy with my nails is because they require at least an hour to dry somewhat properly and I'm so impatient. I get all squirmy and fidgety sitting there with nothing to do. Even with the TV on, I hate sitting still. I need my hands, darn it! Seche Vite (true to it's English translation: "quick dry") cuts my squirming and fidgeting to a fraction of the time. Yay!
I used it over Mint Candy Apple by Essie. I wish you could see how glossy they look, I just can't seem to get the lighting right. (much respect to those amazing nail bloggers out there!) And the best part is, they looked perfectly the same when I woke up this morning, no scratches, no smudges, all shine! I can't imagine using anything else now! For those of you out there that haven't tried this stuff yet, go get yourself a bottle! :D