Friday, 22 January 2010

Cult Beauty: Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat

I must be one of a minority of people who haven't tried Seche Vite. For years, it's been touted as a celeb pick, professional choice, cult item - many a time it's been called the Best Topcoat Ever. And that's probably why I'd not tried it yet - partly because I like to root for the underdog, and partly because other "cult" items like Maybelline Great Lash and Clarins Beauty Flash Balm leave me cold.

In this instance, I'm regretting not buying into the hype sooner. Because in my opinion, Seche Vite is the Best Topcoat Ever. It dries very quickly - touch dry within a minute, and passes the gently-tapping-nails-together tackiness test within 10 minutes. Not only that, it gives a beautifully shiny and smooth finish, even over bumpy glitters. And I think I've been getting another day out of each manicure because of its protective powers.

Previously, I've paid £13 for a topcoat with a long list of promises that hasn't delivered on any of them, so I'm happy to pay a much more reasonable £8.99 for something which performs so well. This is going straight onto my absolute love list.

If you want to try it out for yourself, you can grab a bottle from at £8.99 for 14ml, or bag a two-pack for £16.99.


  1. I haven't tried this myself, though the hype surrounding it does make me want to give it a go. I've heard that this goes a bit thick and weird after a while though, which worries me.

  2. Interesting - I'd not heard about the thick and weird thing. I'll report back if it happens to mine!

  3. Thanks for the review, I also saw lots of gurus rave about it but then again i'm alway cynical when it comes to new 'raves'.

    Can you recommend where to buy it in London? I live in the middle east and we cant get it here, but I'm planning a visit to the UK and its on my shopping list but cant find where they might have it.

  4. I would imagine that HQHair's salon sells it, you can get the details here, and email them and ask:

  5. I really wanna buy it, but the chemicals in it are holding me back (side effects: deformation on childbirth and other reproductive diseases)... anybody heard of it?


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