Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Seche Vite?

OK, don't get me wrong here, but I have a question. People just rave about Seche Vite topcoat. Almost every nail blogger I follow just loves this stuff...


Does anyone else have a problem of peeling with Seche Vite fast-dry topcoat? I don't know if it's just me, or if I'm not using a base coat... but this stuff just peels like crazy. It is not long-lasting by any means. I really like it because it doesn't give my nails the little bubbles since it's not too thick, but man, does it peel easily. My nails also seem to chip more often with this stuff.


Maybe it's just me. But I hope not. Please help. Any Seche Vite lovers in the house? Any better topcoats out there? Help!

11 comments:

  1. Hiyas, I love Seche Vite myself but at first the smell turned me off and I was like whats the big deal? lol I like it now. It does tend to peel on me to after washing dishes or showering in hot or very warm water. So ware gloves when doin dishes at least. I keep cuticle oil on my cuticles and lotion. I also reapply it after 2 days. Revlon has a decent top coat it's called Quick Dry Top Coat #960 , it's about $5 at walmart about the same as Seche Vite would cost ya. Anywho Good Luck :)

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  2. Sometimes the reason it does that is because it was applied to thick or the consistancy of the top coat got too thick. Ive had it happen alot lately because my Seche vite is old and almost gone. I trashed it and got a new one and no more peeling.

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  3. The only top coat that comes close to Seche Vite is Sally Hansens Acrylic Top Coat. The only downside of this one is its harder to find and it's harder to take off with regular nail polish remover. Seche Vite is more expensive and has a weird smell, but it comes off quickly with NPR and is just the best top coat on the market I've found. If you are having a problem with peeling, you might want to dehydrate your nails before you paint them. You can use regular rubbing alcohol. Your nails have oil on them just like your skin and if you buff them (which I'm sure you do) the polish is likely to chip or peel off because the polish needs a porous surface to stick on to. Good luck and if you find anything better than SV, let us all know.

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  4. I've found that practice takes perfect with Seche Vite. I actually threw away my first bottle because I hated it so much, and I ended up repurchasing a few months later. I've found it works best in thin layers and *definitely* use it while your nails are still really wet. I usually do my final layer of color on one hand, then a layer of Seche Vite immediately after, and then do the other hand. I use it with Orly Bonder or Gelous (not sure of the brand, but it's at Sally in I think a green bottle?) as a base coat.

    My other favorite base coats are Essie 3-in-1 and Oh So Wet (also available at Sally).

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  5. Oops, I meant my other favorite TOP coats, not base!

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  6. I don't use that brand. Art Club's top coat is pretty good.


    You have an award on my blog! :0)

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  7. I don't really have a problem with peeling, but what Seche does when I use it, is that it comes off... "whole-y" if that makes sense... like, everything comes off. Not just one of two peices the ENTIRE thing!! (LOL, and then I leave them around the house just to freak my family out :P)

    I love seche, I love how it dries SUPERRR fast, and I love how glassy and smooth it feels afterward. but I hate the "coming off" thing... i mean, it's weird. One time, I had a perfectly manicured hand. Then next think I knew, ONE WHOLE NAIL WAS GONE!! I was all like WTH?? lol

    I am really loving the NYC quick dry topcoat. so yup, my 2 fav topcoats is seche vite and NYC ^_^

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  8. I had the same problem the first time I used it (with Zoya Crystal), and have never had that problem again. I'm still not sure if it was because of the rough texture of the polish, or the fact that I waited till the Zoya was too dry.

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  9. I'm having the same problem and i've had the whole thing come off aswell kinda annoying but i just love the shineyness and smoothness!

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  10. I know this is a little late.. but I just found your blog and have been reading ALL your posts :]] I didn't like SV top coat either. I have tried China glaze and OPI top coats and my favorite is CND top coat, I noticed you use the CND base coat, which is also one of my FAVS!! Good luck :]]

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  11. I usually have a little wear at the tips after a couple of days, but nothing drastic and certainly better than any other topcot I've used. As mentioned above I dehydrated my nails w/alcohol before applying any product, as my nail beds are more oily than most. Not sure if yours are oily? Typically, oily skin=oily nail beds. As for the peeling, Seche Vite is formulated to bond base, polish, Andy topcoat into one solid layer. Try the dehydrating. Also, after a few days, I typically apt another thin coat of color and topcoat. And please pleas do notuse it on fully dried polish or bare nails. Itwill not adhere to bare nails, it is topcoat only, not a base or gloss only product t

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