Battle of the top coats (Seche Vite, Essie Good To Go, Essie All In One)16:07
You all know that Seche Vite is my favorite top coat nail polish, for sure. Well, mine came to a real end some time ago and since the stupid prohibition of our country, I couldn't order nail polisher from other countries. I mean really? What kind of stupid law is that?! Seriously! Anyway... I started experimenting with some Essie top coats, because those were like the only interesting nail polishes that I could get in the stores. Now, I finally got around to writing a review of all these top coats.
Essie Good To Go
Essie's Good To Go is a rapid dry top coat. It's transparent. It does dry pretty quickly and I find that it does a good job of making the manicure last a bit longer. What I don't like is that it starts to chip a lot faster than Seche Vite. I don't think it is as fast in drying department, as it's the Seche Vite, because this baby is really quick. I also find that it doesn't make my manicure as shiny as Seche Vite. It's pretty shiny at first, but it starts to fade away after a few days. This nail polish also starts to get thicker after a while. Just like Seche Vite. I know a lot of people have been criticizing Seche Vite for that, but guess what, Essie's Good To Go is exactly the same. The brush is thin as Seche Vite's and it performs well.
Essie All In One
This is supposed to be a 3 in 1 nail polish. It can be used as a base, top coat and strengthener. I used it as a base and then also as a top coat. It performs well as a base, not so much as a top coat. It's lightly blue tinted, which is probably meant for making the nails look whiter, since it can be used as a base. I don't find it particularly effective in that field. This is not so good as a top coat, since it does seem to give that slight blue tone to any colored nail polishes under it. The brush is a lot wider than Seche Vite's and I love that. It makes the application really fast. After applying it, the nail manicure seems to be dry quickly, but... No matter how long I leave my nails and not touch them, the nail polish always seems to stay a bit wet. The proof is that my manicure is always smeared or has pillow patters on it. I'm trying to say, I did not like that one at all. It also smears nail designs like crazy.
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
This is still my absolute winner in the top coat category. I admit, I tried the Essie versions partially, because I heard that the Seche Vite ingredients are not oh-so-healthy. But let's face it... It gives me the most satisfaction and wear out of my all manicures. It's transparent. The brush is thin, which is not so practical for me, especially when it starts to thicken and it gets harder to apply it really quickly. It dries really quickly and does not smear my manicure. It looks and stays really glossy and shiny. I also find it to prolong my manicure a lot. The most out of all these top coats. It's just the best!
The winner is obviously Seche Vite! I'm still searching for a good dupe or at least something very close to it, but with "healthier" ingredients. Until I find it, Seche Vite is still my best buddy :).
Also, good news for Slovenians... you can now buy Seche Vite on Destination Pretty online store. It's also really cheap in comparison to where I've been buying it from - foreign sites and Ebay. Yey for that!
Dobra novica za Slovenke. Seche Vite je zdaj na voljo tudi v spletni trgovini Destination Pretty. Cena je zelo ugodna. Vsem priporočam nakup, ker je res naljboljši nadlak, ki sem ga kdaj koli imela.