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Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat

Seche

Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat

0.5 oz Item 2302804

Bring your manicure to life with Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat. This specially formulated fast drying top coat delivers the plumping effect of a gel in a glossy, high shine finish without the use of a UV/LED light. The salon worthy manicure removes easily with any acetone or non acetone nail polish remover.
Apply thin layer of Seche Base Coat to each Nail. Apply two thin layers of any lacquer of your choice allowing to dry completely between each coat. Apply one thin layer of Seche Vive Gel Effect Top Coat. Allow to dry.

Precautions: Flammable. Keep away from heat and flame. Keep out of reach of children. This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm.
Butyl Acetate, Toluene, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Dimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate, Benzophenone-1, Ethyl Trimethylbenzoyl Phenylphosphinate.

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SecheVive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat
 
3.9

(based on 65 reviews)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast drying (52)
  • Easy to apply (50)
  • Long lasting (38)
  • Good applicator brush (29)
  • Good value (20)

Cons

  • Chips easily (16)
  • Strong smell (13)

Best Uses

  • Top coat (39)
  • Any time (24)
  • Nail art/design (8)
  • Professional settings (7)
  • Special occasions (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (33), Manicure/pedicure addict (22), Natural (20), Professional (11), Trendy style (8)

Reviewed by 65 customers

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5.0

Best top coat MAX shine - Looks like a pro did your nails

By Malena

from Lake Forest

About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Professional, Trendy

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any Time
      • Base Coat
      • Nail Art/Design
      • Professional Settings

      Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

      Best top coat MAX shine - Looks like a pro did your nails

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      2.0

      Not worth the money, would not buy again.

      By Tracy

      from Ohio

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Apply
      • Fast Drying

      Cons

      • Chips Easily

      Best Uses

      • Top Coat

      Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

      Polish chipped after two days and I don't feel I was that hard on my nails. I did try it first time on black which is a difficult color not to see chips. But after three days I had another chip and bad enough I removed all polish from that nail and started over. Very disappointed was hoping for at least a week without chips.

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      1.0

      Awful!

      By Rob

      from Ca

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Chips Easily

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

          I purchased this because I love the regular seche vite quick dry. This was absolutely terrible. First day I used it it chipped the very next day on all my nails. 2nd time I tried two coats, still terrible I'll be returning it and getting the regular one!!

          • Age:
          • 45-59

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It is all in the nail bed prep

          By Vivi

          from Ann Arbor MI

          About Me Classic

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • Fast Drying
          • Gentle Formula
          • Good Value
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Strong Smell

          Best Uses

          • Top Coat

          Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

          Here are my steps for regular manicure:
          1. Prep the nail bed with alcohol swap
          2. CND sticky base (2 coats)
          3. OPI shine nail polish (2 coats)
          4. Seche vite gel top coat

          This process gets me at least 7 days chip free

          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          Glossy Nails

          By KitchenBeautician

          from New York City

          About Me Classic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • Fast Drying
          • Good Applicator Brush
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Time
            • Top Coat

            Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

            I wanted a gel like topcoat to make my nails shiny and this fit the bill. Due to my love of Seche's quick dry top coat, I tried this version over Essie's gel like top coat.
            This product even fooled the neighborhood nail tech who thought I had gel color on my nails.

            • Age:
            • 30-44

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Don't buy

            By Laurash

            from Boston

            About Me Trendy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Chips Easily

              Best Uses

              • Top Coat

              Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

              Chips in 1 day. Literally. Disappointed.

              • Age:
              • 30-44

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              seche vive gel effect

              By mooinky

              from louisville ky

              About Me Classic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Apply
              • Fast Drying
              • Gentle Formula
              • Good Applicator Brush
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Any Time
                • Nail Art/Design
                • Special Occasions
                • Top Coat

                Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

                good product but thickens in the bottle when half empty

                • Age:
                • 60+

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love, love, love it! Have always preferred Seche brand!!

                By Mimi

                from Fort Worth, Texas

                About Me Classic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Apply
                • Fast Drying
                • Gentle Formula
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any Time
                  • Top Coat

                  Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

                  Use it as top coat.

                  • Age:
                  • 60+

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Dries nail polish fast. Comes off easy!

                  By Karen

                  from Howell, MI

                  About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Apply
                  • Fast Drying
                  • Good Applicator Brush
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

                      .

                      • Age:
                      • 45-59

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Can't get this to stay on for more than a day or two

                      By Eek

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Apply
                      • Fast Drying

                      Cons

                      • Chips Easily
                      • Strong Smell

                      Best Uses

                      • Special Occasions

                      Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

                      I love the way this top coat looks but every time I use it, my polish flakes off in 1-3 days. I have tried to apply it in varying thicknesses to see if I'm using it improperly. Without fail, regardless of application, this product will begin to chip around the cuticles in a day or two. I avoid using this product if I know I won't have time to redo a nail or six over the course of a work week. I work a standard desk job and type all day long– I don't do anything that would make my nail polish chip more inclined to chip. I'd maybe recommend this product for a special occasion where you could paint your nails the night before because the shine really is nice. I've tried so hard to like this product but it makes me sad.

                      • Age:
                      • 18-29

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