Some of you guys were asking so I thought I’d let you know. I started out as a Seche Vite loyalist, but lately I’ve been having some serious issues with it. I’m on my third bottle of Seche and let me just say, when it’s first purchased, Seche Vite is pretty good. Super shiny and covers bumpy nail art and glitters so that they smooth down and pop. With all that said, here’s the list of issues I’ve had using the stuff:
1. I didn’t mind the thickness in its consistency straight out of the bottle, but as it seizes up over time, I just gets more and more difficult to apply. I know people recommend using Restore, but I can’t justify buying a bottle of the thinner when the polish itself already costs ten dollars.
2. Shrinkage: I get this issue with certain nail polishes. Maybe it’s the formula, maybe it’s because I’m applying dry. Either way, it’s a consistent problem. I typically get tip wear within two days with Seche.
3. Overall chipping: This I didn’t actually notice until much later when a nail tech used a different top coat on me. I noticed that my 12 dollar manicure was lasting three days longer than my Seche Vite at home. This is what clued me into the fact that I needed a new top coat a.s.a.p.
4. Price. I think for ten dollars a top coat should be pretty spectacular. I’m not saying that Seche Vite is the worst, but I’m saying for the price, it could be a whole lot better. Is that too much to ask?
- pinetreescent answered: COMPLETELY AGREE and it happens to me that also the polish peels like a sticker sometimes with seche……
- justtisems answered: I agree with you 100% I love it when I first pop open that bottle after awhile though man…I wish it wouldn’t get thicker over time.
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- fuckyeahnastassia answered: I have the same issues. I bought Restore but im having buyers remorse cause I feel like Im sinking $ into SV when I should instead buy new TC
- lionesslacquer answered: Try Poshe. SV isn’t Big-3 free & caused shrinkage w.OPI & MAJOR issues w.Zoya. Its the same price but I use the entire bottle. So worth it!
- becktasm said: Also, I buy the big salon size bottles on Amazon, and I save a ton of money! $11 for a 1/2 oz bottle plus a 4 oz refill bottle! That’s five bottles for the price of one, basically. Lasts me AGES.
- chelshock answered: re: dry application, seche is definitely made to go over wet nails and “floating the bead”. it doesn’t work properly any other way! :(
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