Monday, January 9, 2012

Seche Vite, where have you been all my life?

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



  1. i love seche vite! :) i'm super impatient and used to get dents/smudges within minutes of doing my nails so finding a top coat like seche vite made me happy to put in the effort more often than once a year, haha. it's great for chipping, too! i used a sally hansen polish with it the other week and there was minimal chipping for 3+ days, which is huge for me since i'm constantly washing my hands.

  2. Seche Vite's top coat is THE BEST! I couldn't believe how fast it dried! Holy grail of all top coat!!! :D Glad you discovered it too!

  3. wow, it looks really good, is it available in europe ?

  4. @Hannah and Jennifer: I am in total agreement with the both of you. :) I'm actually looking forward to painting my nails these days. I can't wait till my Zoya freebies come in! :D

    @Ishara: I'm sure there's some way you can find some...maybe online? I hope so because it's fantastic! Good luck!

  5. I hear SO many good things about this top coat that I need to go out and get it D: I have Essie's top coat, No Chips Ahead, but I feel like it makes my nails dull and loose their shin sometimes.

    Hehe, I have the same polish! One of my faves :D

    1. It's AMAZING! You definitely won't be disappointed! :)