Rated 4.62 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 1653 customers Dries fast, but thats about it
mg from nyc
It dries super fast, so if you are doing a manicure in a rush, this is great. However, I often chip within 24 hours with this top coat, even if I am only wearing one layer of polish under. Also it smells insane-- like gasoline almost. I don't mind that, but imagine some would really dislike the odor.
If you use it right, the best thing around
Manderkins21 from Charlotte, NC
I've been using Seche Vite for years and was getting frustrated with the pulling and shrinkage. You cannot apply Seche Vite to dry polish or bare nails. So I switched to OPI top coat, which takes 10 years to dry. Then it occurred to me, put the Seche Vite OVER the OPI. I felt like Dr. Frankenstein because what I have created is the pinnacle of top coat combinations. Now, I have Seche Vite's lightning fast dry time, no shrinking, high-gloss shine. My polish can go over a week without chipping and can be easily removed with acetone at home. I now have absolutely no need to ever go back to the salon for gels and it's all due to Seche Vite.
PLW from DC
Wow does this top coat work! 100% dry in less time than it takes to finish a lunch break. The only problem; it STINKS of turpentine when opened. Luckily the smell does not transfer to your nails. I strongly debated on returning due to the smell, but it works so well I decided to keep it.
No! Save your $
Beauty lover from TX
Buy the Rapidry instead. It is amazing and does what it is advertised to do. This product dries fast but I still experience some smudging. Not with the Rapidry though.
Jacksmom807 from Chandler, AZ
This is a really pretty top coat as far as it's really glossy and dries quickly. Unfortunately I can't use it because it burned my nails so bad. The pain was felt deep in my nail bed through my hands. I had to remove it immediately ☹️☹️
Well it dries fast...
AmyToo from NORTH DAKOTA
This is a decent top coat... but don't use it alone on bare nails as just a shine coat, it peels right off. Also, I added a second top coat to my manicure several days after initially painting them (with an actual base coat) and it caused the whole manicure to peel off several hours later. There has got to be something better out there.
The bes top coat!
VGA from Niskayuna, NY
It gets dry almost immediately
this product chips
Stacy from minnesota
I'm not sure why this product is so popular, but based on reviews I bought it. I wore this the first time on top of a color layer and it chipped after a day. I was very disappointed. I will not be buying this again.
The ONLY top coat I use.
Andrea from CT
This is the only top coat I will use! The very best. Im a nail tech who used to use only opi but this top coat dries and hardens very quick! The only con I'll mention is it is a thicker consistency and half way or more to it being empty it does get a little thick..I just add some acetone and its fine.
Wow! I'm impressed
JennW from Shelby Michigan
This is by far the best Top Coat Ever!!! I am writing the review within 15 minutes of applying it and my Nails are already dry to touch! I can slide my finger across with no print marks! Sorry OPI; Farewell old friend, hello to not having to wait forever for my nails to dry!
Live up to its name -- Dries Fast!
Doitmyself! from OH
I love this topcoat, it does a great job of locking the polish in place and protecting it for days. It adds a lovely shine, and lets me get back to life, fast! (Before I married a guy who's annoyed by the smell of nail polish, I used to do my nails before I went to bed, and Seche Vite would dry them so fast that I seldom got sheet marks!)
The only downside is that it sometimes gets too thick, necessitating a new bottle before it's used up, but that's a small price to pay.
The best topcoat
Palmettogirl from Alabama
I've been using this product for years. It's just the best topcoat made.
New go-to, worth every penny
Kirstin from Indianapolis
I had no expectations, I just needed a top coat... and this is honestly the best top coat i've ever used all my life. It REALLY DOES dry super fast and it REALLY DOES keep the color from chipping. I'm super impressed. I can do professional-looking nails all on my own from home now. I'll buy this again and again!
I only use this!
Peace out peaches from Coeur d' Alene, ID
This is the only top coat I use after trying a ton of them out on the market. I rarely have any issues with it when the bottle is fairly new. Once it settles, it does get thick and hard to get out of the bottle because the brush doesn't go to the bottom of the bottle. I have tried to use the drops to fix it, but I've never had success with it. Since I polish my nails frequently this isn't a huge issue, but if you don't and it sits on your shelf for long periods of time you may have problems.
If I could only bring 3 items on a deserted island...
Alyssa from US
...SECHE VITE WOULD BE ONE OF THEM! I've been using this stuff for 15+ years and it's beyond incredible. I highly recommend this to anyone who does their own nails. Yes, it gets gooey towards the end of the bottle, but just stock up and always have a new bottle on hand!
Comes highly recommended
WindyCityGal from Glendale, AZ
Have used by itself as "clear polish" or top coat over my favorite polish.
Blallyvally3 from Oswego, Illinois
Love this. When it becomes time consuming to do your nails, just know you won't be disappointed with drying time! With 3 kids, this helps so much and use it often. This is the second bottle I've purchased and will continue to.
My Holy Grail top coat!
flyingha from TN
This top coat cut my mani time in half! It's best applied over wet/tacky polish and dries within seconds (though I do allow time to cure).
Holy grail of regular nail polish!
Trish from Huntington Beach, Ca
I haven't had regular nail polish on my nails in 10 plus years. Since quarantine I've been doing my own gel Mani's but hate removing it myself. Decided to use reg again & used orly as the base coat, nailtopia color & this as the top coat. Literally dried in 3 mins! I folded my laundry from the dryer 10 mins after & no smudges or marks. Holy amazing!! Definitely recommend.
Lizlaz from Ontario, OH
Wow, I'm absolutely floored by this top coat. I've had my nail polish on for 6 days and it looks great. Small areas of the nail polish has peeled, but I'd say 90-95% of the polish is still in place! Something I noticed with this nail polish is that the nail polish doesn't chip, instead it kinda peels off. I highly recommend this!
The absolute best topcoat
Alexis from Indiana
Dries incredibly quickly, looks so glossy, and lasts forever. Only topcoat I'll use
How am I just finding this?!
Traci from Ohio
This stuff is AMAZING! It dries and sets nail polish in just minutes. Has a nice gloss to it. No more having to be careful of what I do for hours after painting my nails.
Janice from Georgia
Great topcoat dries fast and adds a shine to my nails
Coffee addict from Seattle
Drys nails super fast and is Cruelty-Free!
Dz from Stl
My favorite for years. Nothing compares!!