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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 56 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast drying (46)
  • Easy to apply (44)
  • Long lasting (34)
  • Good applicator brush (26)
  • Good value (18)

Cons

  • Chips easily (13)
  • Strong smell (12)

Best Uses

  • Top coat (33)
  • Any time (20)
  • Nail art/design (6)
  • Professional settings (6)
  • Special occasions (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (27), Manicure/pedicure addict (20), Natural (19), Professional (10), DIY nail artist (7)

Reviewed by 56 customers

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(1 of 1 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
 
5.0

Love Seche, Love This!

By Leigh

from Amelia Island, FL

About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Apply
  • Fast Drying
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Time
    • Top Coat

    Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

    I love this brand and have for 20+ years. This new gel top is WAY better than OPI and other brands. It has that classic shine and is easy and thicker -- all good with me.

    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    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‼️

            (8 of 8 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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

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