Through my recent nail experimentations, I’ve been after a topcoat that lasts. Here are my thoughts on two of the most popular…
I started off using Seche Vite after being recommended it by a few friends. At about a tenner, it’s not cheap, but I had Boots points and so it didn’t feel too extravagant to be buying it. Plus, I always think it’s better for me to pay a bit more for basic stuff than to have a manicure every few weeks.
At first, I loved it. It was quick and made my polish super shiny. But then little niggles started setting in… it was going gloopy and also shrinking my nail polish as it dried. Also, it STINKS. Massively. For such an expensive product, it wasn’t up to what I thought it should be.
In a search for a replacement, I knew I wanted another fast drying topcoat and bought the Revlon one when it was on some kind of offer (maybe 3 for 2 on Revlon, I can’t remember!) Anyway, it’s about £6, so cheaper than Seche. This one, for me, is definitely a keeper.
It’s much thinner than the Seche and, ergo, easier to work with. It does dry quickly, although I’m not sure it has the bonding properties of Seche. Also, it doesn’t smell anywhere near as bad as the other and it dried with an incredibly shiny finish. I mean REALLY shiny. It’s also pretty forgiving over any slight imperfections. Win!
Have you used either of these?