May 5, 2011

Review: Magical Top Coat: Seche VITE Dry Fast Top Coat

05/04/2011: 1:30 AM
My hair is still wet and I still had to blow dry it before going to sleep.  What possessed me to re-do my nails that late at night? Not knowing when it’ll dry?

I guess I had a little faith in the new Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat ($9.99) I bought last weekend from Walgreens..  and my nails were horrendous.  I had bedazzled my nails last weekend, and the rhinestones were falling off.

(this was before my rhinestones fell off...)

So I put on 5 thin layers of my orange nail polish, let it dry for 2 minutes and then I applied one coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.  It looked like a moist thick bead going on top of my nails. It did not tug on my nail polish, nor left any signs of streaking.  I was already impressed.  I let it dry for ten minutes and tested to see if it had dried yet.  (TIP: You can test it by putting the nail slight on your lips.  You can tell if it’s wet or not right away)  My nail polish felt hard as it’s been dried for hours.  And it wasn’t sticky..  So I decided to put it to the ULTIMATE test and blow dry my hair (business as usual).  IT PASSED.  No dents, scratches, bumps!!! NOTHING! I was sooooo AMAZED, I knew I had to blog about this right away.  And like a crazy person, I kept saying “WOW WOW WOW, this is sooooo COOL!” by myself in the bathroom.  I might have told Milo about it too. lol  So I went to sleep right after that.  Woke up this morning, still PERFECT!  And best of all, it was glossy and so shiny.  I’ve used Sally Hansen Insta Dri type nail polish and some other brands… and while these polishes dry fast, it makes your nail polish very dull looking.  But not Seche Vite! It’s so shiny.  I love love love it!!!!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT for anyone who wears nail polish even clear ones.  This gives such a thick clear almost gel like coat without any fuss!  I think everyone should own Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat!!! I think it might be ONE of the best thing invented!

So now that I’ve convinced you about this thing, here’s more information! hahahaha

Front and Back of the box.

What they claim, and what I think:
Acknowledged as the world’s finest top coat.  Its patented formula allows it to penetrate through the nail lacquer to the base coat forming a single solid coating over the nail plate for much more durable finish which is guaranteed not to yellow. 
I’d back up this statement.  It really felt like the top coat somehow magically adhered to the rest of my nail polish and hardened it.

Seche VITE is unmatched as a top coat.  Your nails will feel silky, be stronger, and will absolutely not chip.  Seche VITE creates the highest gloss and is longer lasting than any product on the market today.  Apply thickly, get a nice bead on the end of the brush, then set softly down on the first nail painted and watch how Seche VITE flows over the wet nail polish without dragging or streaking the underlying manicure.
Yes it was silky. Yes, my nails feels stronger, and it is very glossy.  and Yes it does not drag the nail polish.

WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  Keep away from heat and flame.
I know this sounds scary. So I looked into this.  Seche Vite is manufactured in Los Angeles, California.  And supposedly California has strict rules on providing this notice.  And whatever chemical is contined in this top coat, I hear it's contained in many other nail polishes, but they don't have to state that on their warning labels because it's not manufactured in California.  If you live in California, I'm sure you have seen this sign on buildings frequently.  It's not like we are not gonna NOT go in or near these buildings because it says this.  But it's up to you.  If it scares you, don't use it.  If you are pregnant, I'm sure you are staying away from any hair dyes or nail polishes, so I'd recommend you to stay away if you are pregnant.

I bought mine at local Walgreens, but you can also find this at Amazon, Ulta, Drugstore.

Are you convinced?  Try it out and let me know!!!!

(please excuse the dryness and the ickyness you see on my nails... I'm going to see my nail lady this weekend!)


  1. I have this top coat as well and I love it!

  2. #1 seche vite is my life. i don't know how i was able to do my nails before i discovered this. and to be honest i can't do my nails now without seche vite anymore. if you plan on making this a regular then i recommend seche restore because you will need it and nail polish thinner does not work. #2 where did you get those tiny rhinestones? smallest i could find were 2mm and they were too big and bulky for what i want.