Sitting in the nail shop or at home with a few minutes, and I stress a few minutes, to polish the tips to make them presentable doesn't leave time for the luxurious 20 minutes to an hour for drying. If you are one of those ladies that have this time, treasure it! Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat ($9) has played a major role in getting a job like this done quick, easy and with high shine! My experience? I kept my Lubu Heels on for two weeks, no chips! China Glaze is cool, but it's not known for awesome staying power. I usually would have lots of signs of wear at my tips (remember, I wear acrylic). Mommies, when you are at the drugstore picking up your odds, ends and 'not needed items' that may lie in the cosmetic aisles, check for Seche Vite. Not bad for a drugstore item!
Now, while I'm loving this there are a few things I noticed, some where only time will tell: How long does the shine stay after using Seche Vite? Does a lot of fast drying agents dull the nail quickly? How long does it stay on your nail? Seche Vite isn't 3 Big Free. Check All Lacquered Up's Review. While Seche Vite is a top coat favorite, also check out All Lacquered Up's Top Coat Challenge that she did a while back if you want more options!
Check this out: Once after washing my hair, my nails had this funky white coating on it. Rubbing nor rinsing helped! I had a makeup job that day! I almost went back to the nail shop to have them fix the polish. I tried Seche Vite over top and voila! (index to pinky: 1- nail no Seche Vite nor white coating, 2-nail with Seche Vite--look at that shine, 3 and 4- white coating, the horror!)
Tip: Don't know if your nails are totally dry? Tap two nails together (gingerly though). Sticky? Not dry. Clicking hardness? Dry, you're ready to go!