Rated 4.61 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 1695 customers 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.
Love it will buy again
Brig from Ohio
Best top coat that I have used stays on for a good amount of time!
Used to like it
roseza from va
I went through one bottle and liked it. Leaves a shiny top coat. But on my second bottle I have noticed it peeling my nail polish off easily. After like 2-3 days my nail polish chips off.
Roco from Dallas
Prolonged my nail polish life. Went on smoothly.
BEST TOP COAT OUT THERE
Rae from Indianapolis, IN
This product is so amazing. I've been painting my nails for over 10 years and I've never found THEE top coat that dries fast, isn't sticky, ect for regular lacquer. Would highly recommend.
Polish peels off
Sam from Florida
I have used this product for years without problems but I agree with a previous review that the formula appears to have changed. It does dry fast and leaves a great sheen. But the good news ends there. It always got thick and gloppy easily even when tighty closed and needed to be thinned out. But now my polish peels off completely within a couple of days. I just used a brand new bottle of this over a brand new polish yesterday and several of my nails peeled off in sheets today. Nails were dry and properly prepped. I did nothing to cause chipping or peeling. Time to look for a new product.
Definitely a keeper
Trish the dish from St Clair Shores, MI
Top coat that does what it says...goes on easy and dries quickly. Keeps that shiny, just polished look for days.
Sue from Fl
I LOVE this product.
Smokey from Cooksville, MD
I do my own manicures! This product is fantastic! Always dries quickly which means no smudges!
It sucks nail polish peals off in 2 days
Enisa from Michigan
It doesn't last don't waste your money!
Absolutely the best top coat!
Hilda from Louisiana
Keeps my nail polish on for at least two weeks depending on how much time my hands are in the water
Used To Be Great....What The Heck Happened?!
KittyLynnNYC from Forest Hills, NY
Back in the day, this was the only top coat both me and my mom would use, based on the recommendation of her manicurist. It was the best; dried fast, left nails super shiny for days, and kept chips at bay for at least 8 days, even with washing hands, doing dishes, etc.
Several years back, I switched to a Sally Hansen top coat in order to save money, but after the one I loved became harder to get, I decided to try Seche Vite again.
Two words. BIG MISTAKE!!
I don't know what the heck happened, but this is not the same formula anymore. It can't be. Yes, it still dried fast, but within several hours, it began to actually lift off of my nail polish, and it even lifted the polish off of a couple of my nails too.
There was no reason why this should've happened. I used it on top of both regular OPI and Essie nail polishes, both of which had normal base coats underneath (I also didn't get lotion or any oil on my nails before applying it either). After this happened the first time I used it, I tried it again the following week on a couple of nails, before doing a full manicure, just to see if maybe it was some kind of fluke. It wasn't.
What else could I do? I threw it away, and searched online until I was able to find the Sally Hansen one I'd been using, and ordered more of it; at least that top coat never gave me any problems!
Needless to say, I'm horribly disappointed, and I'll never buy this item again. Neither should you!
Fast drying but peels off
Amber from Alabama
This dries my polish super fast but never fails a day later max two my polish will chip and the entire nail polish on every finger will just peel off. Super annoying I'll just be patient and wait for them to dry.
Cal from California
Fastest drying top coat out there and leaves you with a thick, glossy finish. Even if you apply it over tacky/still-damp polish, it still dries solid in about 5 minutes. My personal recommendation for a top coat!
I will rave about this forever!
Ma from Corvallis, or
Amazing! Dries quickly and gives that high shine look you get from gel. I am cheap and never splurge on nail polish, but always come back to this top coat