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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 52 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast drying (43)
  • Easy to apply (41)
  • Long lasting (32)
  • Good applicator brush (26)
  • Good value (18)

Cons

  • Chips easily (11)
  • Strong smell (10)

Best Uses

  • Top coat (31)
  • Any time (19)
  • Nail art/design (6)
  • Professional settings (6)
  • Special occasions (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (24), Manicure/pedicure addict (18), Natural (17), Professional (10), DIY nail artist (7)

Reviewed by 52 customers

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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‼️

      (1 of 1 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
               
              5.0

              Wow, why all of the mixed reviews? This is the SHIZZ!

              By Fooey

              from Los Angeles, Ca.

              About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural, Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Top Coat

                Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

                Is absolutely the BEST topcoat I have ever tried in my life! WoW! Why so many mixed reviews I wonder? I am very discriminating and will only buy and use the best.

                • Age:
                • 30-44

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Stick with the original

                By Sad Manicurist

                from GA

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Chips Easily

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat:

                    I've tried this top coat on three different manicures and it continually disappoints. Chips way to easily considering my manicure grows out before it chips with the original seche vite.

                    • Age:
                    • 18-29

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