I’ve only been using this baby for about a week, but I just had to do a review. Its that amazing! I know a lot of people already use this, since it is pretty infamous for being one of the best top coats out there…but I had yet to try it until last weekend. I absolutely hate when my nails chip and get dinged up, which they do quite often since I’m pretty impatient when it comes to leaving them ample time to dry (and since my favorite nail polish brand of choice, Zoya, takes foreverrr to dry, this can be problematic). Then afterwards I’m pretty rough on my nails (cooking, cleaning, etc) so they get chips pretty easily…well, actually, the entirety of the nail polish seems to come off at once, so I’m usually walking around with a couple nails undone! My nails are also very dry and brittle so I always end up picking at them throughout the day and that also chips off the polish, not to mention drastically shortens the nails that I wish would grow longer!
I purchased this Seche Vite top coat at Ulta for about 8 bucks, but you can also get it on Amazon for much much cheaper. Along with this top coat, I purchased a [amazon_link id=”B004IW9IGI” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Zoya Polish in “Dove”[/amazon_link](a pretty neutral gray). I applied two coats of “Dove” followed by one coat of Seche Vite. Now…I’m pretty bad at doing my nails in general. I can’t seem to get the hang of how thick or thin the coats should be (not to mention I get it all over my cuticles), and a lot of time I have nails that end up being clumpy and definitely not smooth at all. After I applied the Seche Vite, I was amazed at how it evened out the application! You couldn’t even tell the places where the polish underneath was clumpy, because it evened everything out completely and also added a ridiculous amount of shine. And my nails were/are also super strong…its like they have a gel coating on them. Oh, and it dries in about 10 seconds (slight exaggeration maybe…but its fast!). After few days, I do have a couple small chips (which is to be expected when you’re cooking and cleaning and not being very gentle with your hands) but nothing compared to before when the entire polish on the nail would chip off at once. After a week, my nails still look great and I haven’t even picked at them or bitten them! (bad habit, I know). Hopefully using this topcoat will help me to stop doing that, thus making my nails grow longer and healthier 🙂
*Question for blog views: Should I be categorizing nail products under “Makeup” or “Bath and Body”? Right now, I have it under “Makeup” but I am not sure.
This is exactly what I need! Thanks so much for reviewing it. I have no idea if it’s even available in new zealand but I am going to start looking. I have the shittiest most brittle nails in the world, they always flake off before they get long enough to grow past my finger tips, and any polish just flakes of with them (plus like you I’m never really very careful with them!) Maybe this will do the trick! I’m sure if I can find it here it will be twice the price but it sounds like it would be worth it!
Nail polish fits makeup more than bath & body, IMO. If you talk about it enough in the blog you should just give it it’s own section 🙂
I have been debating over trying this or not, i think i will go buy it now