The Best Top Coats: 315K Reviews
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Isn’t a manicure much more amazing when it's done professionally? You get an arm massage, nails are filed, and base and top coats are applied. Guess what–these aren't difficult things to do. You can do them yourself; all you need are a few items. One of the most important being the top coat. A manicure is only worth it if it lasts. If it chips five minutes after finishing it, then you just wasted your time. Not all top coats are created equal according to Influensters, so check out this roundup of the top coats they deem most worthy.
I would also recommend wrapping your tips so that the top coat doesn't end up shrinking back your edges. That's the one issue with this polish - it doesn't shrink on me but I've seen it shrink pretty terribly on a lot of people.
The key I think is to make sure you cover the full surface of the nail polish on your nail, and do it while your nail polish is still wet. If you try to apply this over dry polish it will really really shrink back your manicure.
It does smell a little stronger that your standard polish but it's not too bad.
Also, it does tend to get really thick by the final third of the bottle, and that's because every time you open the product, you end up letting it dry out as well (which I never thought about until somebody pointed it out to me).
So it may take some practice, but make sure you apply that top coat quickly to minimize the time the bottle is open and being exposed to open air.
The Seche brand makes a thinner called "Restore" that you can purchase on Amazon if you wish to revive your bottle of Seche Vite. You can get a whole-sale size on Amazon and online nail suppliers for cheaper than in phyical stores. ...read more