7 January 2014

The Top Coat Battle

I paint my nails frequently and usually I apply a base coat , my nail polish of choice and finally my base coat. Would you believe I only started using tops coats at the beginning of last year? I never saw the sense in them and thought I was the clever one by saving the money and not purchasing one but once I tried one I couldn't stop. I am on my second nearly third bottle of the famous Seche Vite top coat that every blogger raves about and believe me its magic  in a bottle, not only does it dry your manicure fast but it creates a gel like finish but there is a catch with it coming in at £9 and whilst my friends think I'm crazy I am happy to pay the price.

When I received the nails inc polish diary for Christmas one of the polishes was a topcoat which was a best seller so I thought I would put it to the test to see if it could compete and may I say beat my beloved Seche Vite top coat but as I firstly thought it didn't. The Nails inc top coat is very thin and not as thick as the Seche Vite. The drying time for both topcoats is the same and dries within seconds. After the nails inc polish dried it formed air bubbles on my nails which ruined the shiny, smooth surface so in terms of shininess Seche Vite wins the wet look finish.

There is a price difference and infact the Nails inc top coat is more expensive than the Seche Vite one coming in at £12. I don't think I would ever buy it again as I didn't feel it worked as well as my Seche Vite top coat.Now I  know that Seche Vite isn't the most expensive top coat to buy, maybe I can feel less guilty the next time I pick up a bootle of my beloved top coat!


  1. I'm on my 4th or 5th bottle of Seche Vite too! I just hate how quickly it goes gloopy :(

  2. Seche Vite is so amazing, you can get it on amazing for about half the price though! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    1. i have seen it on there before but didn't know whether it was real or not

  3. I honestly don't know how many bottle of Seche Vite I've been through, I refuse to paint my nails without it. I did receive the Nails Inc Diary for Christmas so I'm going to give the Caviar topcoat a go. I always buy my Seche Vite when there are discount codes, so I've never paid more than £6 for a bottle.

    1. very clever i hate parting with the £9 sometimes even though its so good

  4. Never tried either, but I'm a big fan of the Revlon Gel-Shine Topcoat. It's great and it's affordable!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  5. I think this has given me the push to grab myself the seche vite thanks lovely! x



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