Today I have a review of the Seche Vite dry fast top coat. I won this sometime last year in a giveaway and I have come to the end of my bottle so I think it's time to tell ye what I think of it. Normally I stick with essence topcoats so this was a great change from those.
First up it really does dry quickly. Less than 30 seconds and it is touch dry, give it a minute and it is rock solid and ready to go. For me this was essential, especially when I was dong intricate nail art ie. Frankie Boyle. I didn't have to worry about smudging the design which took 4-5 hours to create. The finish was incredibly glossy and smoothed out any lumps and bumps. It's pretty amazing.
Then I started experiencing a lot of problems. First off if you get the topcoat around the skin of your nails it destroys them. Mine were constantly left peeling and they looked awful regardless of the treatments I used. Seche has a really strong chemically smell which doesn't bother me as much to be honest as long as I used it in a well ventilated room.
As I got about half-way through the bottle I noticed my nail polish would shrink and crack when I applied this. The neck day my manicure look shoody and ruined the look of any polish I had underneath. Also at this point the topcoat itself went gloopy. I had to struggle with it to get it on my nails quickly and evenly. Even if I managed that I was always left with strings of topcoat all over my hands, desk and nails.Not great if you are just about top leave the house.
Now the biggest problem which I really urge ye to take head of is the chemical content. On the back of the bottle you will see a little bit of text in a really small print. This reads "This Product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm". Anything that could cause serious internal problems is not something I want to mess around with just for a glossy finish.
In all honesty, I would not recommend anyone use this topcoat and I really urge ye to think about switching if ye already have it. I believe a bottle costs around €10. Sorry to be a negative nelly with this post but I know some people aren't aware of the danger with this topcoat and I'd hate for anyone to buy it on my review without knowing about that. Plus the shrinking really does my head in!