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Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat

Seche

Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat

Item #: 2302804 Size: 0.5 oz

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 54 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast drying (44)
  • Easy to apply (42)
  • Long lasting (33)
  • Good applicator brush (26)
  • Good value (18)

Cons

  • Chips easily (12)
  • Strong smell (11)

Best Uses

  • Top coat (32)
  • Any time (19)
  • Nail art/design (6)
  • Professional settings (6)
  • Special occasions (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (25), Manicure/pedicure addict (18), Natural (18), Professional (10), DIY nail artist (7)

Reviewed by 54 customers

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1.0

Not a fan... at all..

By Brooke

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Chips Easily

    Best Uses

      Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

      Not a fan of this top coat at all. I followed the directions, and I love their base coat and quick dry top coat. This did not live up to my expectations. It is being returned ASAP. My polish has already chipped--two days after applying.... and it bubbled.

      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By KM

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Natural

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Apply
      • Fast Drying
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

      • Strong Smell

      Best Uses

      • Top Coat

      Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

      Love this top coat....my co-workers didn't believe I did my own nails, they even thought it was a gel manicure. I'm a fan of this brand it hasn't disappointed me one time! Worth every penny.

      • Age:
      • 30-44

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love the SHINE!!!

      By Black Beauty!

      from Maple Heights, Ohio

      About Me Natural

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any Time

        Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

        I use this as a topcoat to my husband's weekly manicure and I LOVE IT!

        I used to use the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Topcoat buy I ACTUALLY LIKE THIS ONE MORE.

        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        Love it!!

        By Linny

        from Fort Myers

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any Time

          Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

          Over manicure‼️

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Glassy Effect Not Gel, Dries Super Fast!

          By RinaChan

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Natural

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • Fast Drying
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Strong Smell

          Best Uses

          • Top Coat

          Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

          I'll give it to you straight,
          Smell: it has a strong smell when opening the bottle, but the smell doesn't travel, not really a nuisance

          Looks: on first application it looked identical to my cheaper Sally Hansen shield top coat, but later proved to be better. There's no distinct 'gel' effect, BUT it's highly glossy and made my nail polish looked perfectly even and glassy. The advantage of this top coat really only came into play when I noticed my other top coat started to get dents in it from all the cleaning I do. This stayed strong and shiny. They should really call this 'glass effect'.

          Performance: As mentioned on first application, if you look at the left and right hand photos I have you can see they both look identical, but come a few hours later and the sally hansen top coat on the right started to dent and bubble slightly, while the left hand manicure stayed perfectly picturesque. Plus the sally top coat takes at least 5 hours to fully dry. Sometimes I'd wake up with my top coat smudged doing it too soon before bed. While this coat literally only takes 10min. Then it's as hard as ever and looks awesome. It was relieving to not have to act like I'm wearing mittens after a mani.

          Almost didn't think it was worth the money I paid- but it is. Dries super fast, looks great, keeps looking great- but don't expect a full gel look!

          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          5.0

          Great top coat

          By Classic Grandma

          from Pensacola, FL

          About Me Classic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • fantastic, love this
          • Fast Drying
          • Gentle Formula
          • Good Applicator Brush
          • Good Value
          • Great Color
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Time
            • Base Coat
            • Top Coat

            Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

            I have had my nails done in a salon but the top coats they use do not last. Ulta sales person suggested this and it is fantastic. I manicure will last a lot longer and is so shinny.

            • Age:
            • 60+
             
            2.0

            Not a fan!

            By Shannon

            from Dallas, Tx

            About Me Professional

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Chips Easily

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

              Chips easily and turns my white French tip some eggshell color. This just peels right off from the cuticle area days after I polish! I should try the regular formula because this stuff don't cut it for me.

              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              5.0

              Best top coat I've ever used.

              By Debi

              from Gastonia NC

              About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural, Trendy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Top Coat

                Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

                The best top coat I've ever used.

                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                5.0

                Best Top Coat Ever!

                By s509

                from Las Vegas, NV

                About Me Classic

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Apply
                • Fast Drying
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                • Strong Smell

                Best Uses

                • Top Coat

                Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

                I'm pretty low maintenance and always keep my nails clear. I use this on top of a ridge filler or clear base coat and it holds up for 10 days (minus the grow out). It dries super quick and leaves your nails a little plumped up for a gel-like manicure. I will never go back to a plain top coat. This stuff is great!

                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                5.0

                Love this product!

                By Laura

                from Tennessee

                About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Beautiful shine!
                • Easy to Apply
                • Fast Drying
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any Time
                  • Top Coat

                  Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

                  Before using this product, my nails chipped in one day. With Seche Vive topcoat, I can get 7 or more days of beautifully painted nails! The shine is comparable to gel polish. Some people think I'm wearing gel and can't believe it's regular polish! Highly recommend!

                  • Age:
                  • 45-59

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