22.4.13

Seche Vite : A Love/Hate Relationship


When I first started blogging one of the first items that I noticed hyped up on so many blogs was Seche Vite. Seche Vite is a top coat that you apply when your nail varnish is still wet, it dramatically cuts the drying time and leaves your nails with a gorgeous high shine. I gave into the hype and purchased this quite a while ago now, I just haven't been able to make up my mind as to whether I like the stuff or not hence only now blogging about it.


A common complaint with Seche Vite is that it goes gloopy quite quickly. Mine has started to turn recently, this to me isn't a surprise, as you can see in the photos I have used quite a bit of this now, I bought it in July last year and would expect any nail varnish to go gloopy in this time. Its nothing that adding a bit of nail varnish remover to it won't solve.

It does reduce the drying time by quite a bit and leave my nails looking super shiny. The problem for me is that I find my nail varnish peels off quite easily with this. I've tried it over quite a few different make nail varnishes now and always get the same result. Chipped or peeling after one or two days.

Even though I know this I still can't help but reach for it every time I paint my nails. I'm always rushing around which means that I never have time to wait for my nails to dry properly. One quick coat of Seche Vite means that they are dry in enough time for me not to smudge my nail varnish. I hate it yet I love it.


Seche Vite can be purchased from Boots, Amazon and many other places including eBay. You can get it a lot cheaper on eBay but I personally don't like to buy cosmetics from there as you never know if its a genuine or a fake. 


8 comments:

  1. I love this stuff! But yes it goes gloopy quite quickly. When this happens I open a new bottle and tip some of that in, thins it out back to normal x

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    1. Thanks for the tip, if the nail varnish remover doesn't work I'll have to try it. x

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  2. The girl who does my acrylics when I have them used this as a top coat, and whilst they dried quickly and were super shiny, I found the same problem as you - the coat would simply peel off in bits after a couple of days... not a great look!

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  3. I've never tried this, don't think I will because that's annoying about the chipping! xxx

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    1. It is annoying but I can't resist the quick fix when it comes to drying x

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  4. I keep meaning to try this, but I'm thinking twice now as I couldn't deal with the peeling! xx

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    1. It can be a real nuisance but it is great for when you're rushing. x

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