Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat review and swatch


First of all, please ignore the chipped nails. I will explain the photo later on. Seche Vite here, Seche Vita there. This top coat is known to be one of the finest top coats out there.

This does help my nails dry quicker than usual. It dries within a minute and at around the 3 minute mark, my nails are ready to go for everyday life. With a high shine glossy finish, it definitely was the cherry on the cake to any nail polish. Streak free, no smudges or finger prints. However, I honestly am not keen on this. Sadly, it started to chip after a day. The above photo is after a week and a half.

I had taken this photo for a specific reason. My nail colour wasn’t white after a day or two. Due to being a dyed red head, it started to stain the top coat giving it a dull, dusty pink mask over the white which you can see above. I have used this topcoat on other nail colours and it’s the same result. It wasn’t glossy after this. The stained top coat can be seen on lighter colours but not dark colours. I do have the habit of picking the chipped polish off. My bad. When I do, I was able to peel the top coat off as well. It’s oddly fascinating in my own little world.

The top coat gets thicker over time and will need to use a different product to thin it out. This does have the conventional nail polish chemical smell. Pungent and need to be used in a well ventilated area. There are better top coat polishes out there especially ones that doesn’t get stained easily. This is not what I thought it would be. I wish I could like it but I can’t.

You can get this in Boots, ASOS, M&S, Feel Unique and many more places in stores and online.

Have you tried this and what were your thoughts?


  1. Kay Cake
    2nd June 2016 / 2:10 am

    This product is new to me, I haven't heard of the brand before. I have always used Essie and OPI top coats, I think they are the best!

  2. Mellissa Williams
    2nd June 2016 / 6:13 am

    It's great that it is quick drying. Shame it has that chemical smell.

  3. Ruth Cochrane
    2nd June 2016 / 7:08 am

    Oooo this is new to me to. Is it available in the uk?? Also is it cruelty free?? Xx

    • nicolyl
      2nd June 2016 / 8:00 am

      yep it's cruelty free and you can get it your hands on it easily in the uk 🙂

  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    2nd June 2016 / 9:18 am

    I love that it's quick drying. I am on the move so much, I need something that dries in no time.

  5. Nikki
    2nd June 2016 / 9:28 am

    This sounds like a great product. There is nothing worse than spending ages doing your nails then you get the dreaded chip!!

  6. beautyqueenuk
    2nd June 2016 / 3:12 pm

    I have this and love it, would probably never use anything else x

  7. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    2nd June 2016 / 4:19 pm

    What a shame it seems to absorb the dye from your hair to give it that pink tone – not exactly what you want from a top coat. Love the fact it is quick drying though. x

  8. Life-As-Mum
    2nd June 2016 / 5:14 pm

    Such a shame that it had chipped that much in that little time 🙁 Especially for the price too.

  9. Angela Milnes
    2nd June 2016 / 6:24 pm

    I've not seen this before but it looks like the stuff I use which never lasts. What a shame.

  10. Agata Pokutycka
    2nd June 2016 / 6:59 pm

    I've never heard about this brand before. I usually use L'Oreal top coat.

  11. Olivia
    2nd June 2016 / 7:38 pm

    Love the idea that it dries quicker but my nail varnish is forever coming off after a day or two so maybe I should I try this! x

  12. Emma Matthews
    2nd June 2016 / 7:47 pm

    I've never heard of the brand before but it sounds fantastic! Will definitely be reading up more about it.


  13. Melanie Ed
    2nd June 2016 / 9:57 pm

    This sounds great and the timing is good as I NEED a new top coat!!!!

  14. ana de jesus
    3rd June 2016 / 4:21 am

    Oh no sorry to hear that it chipped so quickly, the shade is nice but I prefer longer lasting varnishes like you x

  15. 3rd June 2016 / 4:54 am

    I honestly thought that the chipped nail polish was a new painting style, lol! The top coat sounds very good though, my daughter would like something like that for her nails.

  16. Leanne Dolan
    3rd June 2016 / 7:14 am

    I bloody love seche vite! I haven't used it for a while though as my nails aren't in the best state atm. The one problem I have with it is that it goes quite gloomy after a while despite there being lots of product left!

  17. Caffeinated Reactions
    3rd June 2016 / 7:19 am

    I like that it's quick drying, I'm very impatient! Bit annoying it started to chip so soon though

  18. Stella Olojola
    3rd June 2016 / 10:52 am

    Oh wow it chipped really quickly. What a shame.

  19. Hannah Heartss
    3rd June 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I'm not a fan of this top coat or any other top coat really!

  20. Zoë IKIWN
    3rd June 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Quick drying topcoats are great, but it's such a shame that this one started to chip so quickly and then picked up the colour from your hair too. x

  21. Tanya Brannan
    4th June 2016 / 1:40 pm

    I had heard great things about this product, but your review has made me rethink my decision to purchase it! Thank you x

  22. Jessica Ayun
    4th June 2016 / 9:15 pm

    I thought it's all good due to its quick dry feature but great that you shared how you monitor this coat.

  23. Laura - Alagoz
    5th June 2016 / 2:07 pm

    I have heard so many great things about this top coat, everyone seems to like it x

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  24. Anosa Malanga
    6th June 2016 / 2:59 pm

    I don't use top coats because I have had similar experiences in the past and I too pick on my nail polish when it starts to chip.

  25. Alice Furlan
    6th June 2016 / 3:44 pm

    this one has had such a hype around it, but I rather have a good top coat that takes a bit longer to dry but lasts long. Oh and the red from the hair dye defeats all top coats I have tried in 5 years..there's no hope

  26. Karis Brelsford
    10th June 2016 / 8:15 am

    Im really bad with top coats. Not heard of this one before but sounds good. Always helps when it speeds the drying process up. Im always smudging mine thinking it has dried.

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