Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review A nurse's best friend
I am a nurse in a busy hospital. I use hand sanitizer/wash my hands over a hundred times per shift (I've counted) and this is the only top coat out there that will take that sort of beating for almost two weeks and actually keep the color on my nails without chipping. I use it with Orly's rubberized base coat. Sure, there's some wearing around the nail tips after a week or two, but it's only noticeable if you look closely and frankly, I couldn't care less about a little bit of wear because of the general longevity of this top coat. My hands dry out and crack before this polish does. Nurses can finally have great nails, y'all!
Most Helpful Critical Review Dries very fast, doesn't last long
I have been using this top coat for about six months. It is probably the best fast drying top coat out there - within 10 minutes, my nails are dry to the touch, and after 30 minutes, I can comfortably go about my day.
When I first started using this top coat, it was nearly perfect. Sometimes it would leave lines or globs of the top coat (since the formula is thick), but I was able to overlook it because it wasn't that bad. But over time, it became increasingly more difficult to use. The formula seems to have thickened to the point where it's become impossible to have a smooth application. Now when I apply the top coat, it drags and leaves an extremely streaky finish, and after a few minutes my polish will shrink. I've found that the only solution is to simply replace it once it gets goopy and ruins your nail polish.
Overall, this top coat does its job amazingly, but it quickly becomes frustrating to use. It's probably only good to use for about 2-3 months. I don't want to have to replace it every couple of months, especially when it's nowhere near finished.
Reviewed by 1709 customers Chipped the next day
Kahyleha from Maryland
I'd heard great things about this, so I gave it a try and I hated it. It smells like something you shouldn't put on your body, but I used it anyways. I made sure to use it on wet polish and to cap all edges to avoid shrinkage, but within a day it would chip. The nail polish would've lasted longer without the top coat! I tried it a few times with the same results so I stopped using it. I far prefer the Sally Hanson top coat in the red bottle.
THIS is the best quick dry top coat
chriskeene from Gilbert, AZ
I've used other quick dry top coats but this one beats them all. I found out about this in a magazine review newsletter and was glad UJlta carried it. I'm on my second bottle and it definitely made my manicure last the entire week if not longer. I end up changing polish because I wanted a new color. It was not even barely chipped except in one corner of one nail.
Effective, but very chemical-smelling
SMM3 from Saint Louis, MO
This top coat is probably the best I've tried (I'm no expert, but I paint my nails at home every couple of weeks). The first minor chips started about three days into the manicure, which is pretty good in my experience. The only con for me is the harsh smell— the back of the bottle reads, "WARNING: REPRODUCTIVE HARM," so I did a little research (I'm a 31yo interested in having kids soon). It seems like if you use this every so often, you'll be fine, but if you're someone who does their nails every other day, this seems like a lot of fumes to potentially inhale. My first instinct was to put my mask on when I caught the first whiff, which may be what I do when I use it.
I love this product!
Valorie from Joplin, MO
This is a great fast dry top coat. Fully dries in just a few minutes and it gives a shiny top coat. I also use it when I stamp my nails and the top coat never smears the base coat. I love it!
Best Fast Dry Top Coat
Ashley from Colorado
I've used this product for about a decade and highly recommend it to everyone! There is no other fast dry top coat that works as well, and the shine you get with this is amazing. Word of warning though: it's impossible to use the full bottle. At about halfway used, the consistency thickens too much, making for a sloppier application, and the finish WILL shrink afterward. While I am disappointed that I have to toss it after half a bottle, I will ALWAYS use this product as this makes my manicures beautiful and easy to finish!
erin from ohio
not sure if I got a bad one. but this peels off! it does dry quickly which was awesome. but just a couple hours later it was peeling off. I have tried it a few times now just to make sure it wasn't a fluke. but nope it has done it every time
J from CA
I love this top coat! My manicures last longer, chip less & the shine is so beautiful it always looks like I have a gel manicure.
The best topcoat
Megan M. from Harrisburg, PA
This topcoat makes my nails looked finished and professionally done. I love how quickly it dries. I usually wait 10 minutes and relax after I apply. Honestly, you don't need to wait that long.
I buy this all the time
Linda from Columbus
I love this polish. Keeps my polish from chipping and it dries really fast
Drys Fast and is Shiny
Baylor from Austin, TX
It drys really fast and seems like it helps my nails dry overall. It's not the shiniest but if you add another coat it can get there.
Always my only top coat
Bird from Yorkville IL
The very best fast top coat is "Seche Vite". My number in nail preparation 💗
Great product, looks like a salon job.
J from Nebraska
Applies easily for a beautiful shine
Sara from Nunya
This top coat is LITERALLY the best top coat I've ever used
Bizzybee from United States
I was looking for a top coat to give me that nail salon shine. Heard this was great. Just tried it on my nails. It dries fast, doesn't have much shine. And it PEELED RIGHT OFF. Lol what a waste. It's 10.00 so It will be returned tomorrow for one thing better. Shave your money.
It really works
Psych mom from CT
I bought this with a gift card, but I didn't really expect it to really dry/set my polish quickly. Boy was I wrong! This works so well. Polish is dry so quickly and it helps polish stay looking good all week. New favorite!
Shellbell from Ohio
It drys pretty fast. Made my nails very shiny. Works with ColorSTREET.
Been using it for years
Sharon from Dallas, TX
Love this stuff. Been using it for years!
Dries fast, true to its word
AD from Pittsburgh
This dries quickly and forms a nice thick protective layer. It can cause shrinkage if you don't properly cap your tips. I love that I can apply it on hald dried polish and it will dry both layers, it saves me a lot of time. I would recommend also getting a polish thinner like the one from OPI bc it does start getting very thick as you use it up and expose it to air
Too much shrinkage
KayL from Georgia
The shine from this top coat is wonderful. It also helps my manicure last for 5 days with no chipping. But...and this is the deal breaker for me...it causes tremendous shrinkage! For this reason I give it 2 stars. I wish Ulta would bring back the Whim nail polishes. The Whim top coat gave excellent shine and didn't cause any shrinkage.
Seche Vite is Life!
GlitterGoddess from Michigan
The Seche Vite quick top dry is the only brand of Fast Drying Top Coat I use. My natural nails are complete when a coat of Seche Vite goes on. Make sure to get a bottle of the Seche Vite Restore. It Will enable you to use every drop of polish in the bottle.
All Time Fav!
Sis from Pennsylvania
Hands down, by far, my favorite topcoat nail polish! I mean seriously, who has time to sit and wait for nails to dry…certainly not this busy mom! The polish dries super quick and the shine is ahhhmazing.
Quick dry and worth every penny
Molly from Colorado
I have been using this product for use and it is a staple in my nail polish collection. Absolutely in love and will probably never switch to anything else.
Lives up to the dry fast claim
Bunny from New York, NY
Does what it's intended, nails dry super fast compared to other top coats I've used. I don't experience dents when I do my nails as compared to top coats I used in the past. With that being said I don't notice my polish lasting any longer before chipping, but I'll keep using since it cuts down my drying time.
Best top coat
Patty from Mooresville
I have been using this product 10+ years
Great top coat
suesfc from Kansas
Terrific fast dry top coat. Does everything it says it will do.