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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 63 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast drying (51)
  • Easy to apply (49)
  • Long lasting (38)
  • Good applicator brush (29)
  • Good value (20)

Cons

  • Chips easily (15)
  • Strong smell (13)

Best Uses

  • Top coat (38)
  • Any time (23)
  • Nail art/design (7)
  • Special occasions (7)
  • Professional settings (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (32), Manicure/pedicure addict (21), Natural (20), Professional (10), DIY nail artist (7)

Reviewed by 63 customers

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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
       
      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

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

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