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Can you recommend a clear top coat that will stay put!

(18 Posts)
icanmakeyouicecream Mon 23-Jun-14 19:03:12

I have gel nails done every two weeks but my nails are starting to suffer, so I'm going to start painting them. Do you recommend a top coat that will ensure no chipping etc?

wildfig Mon 23-Jun-14 19:06:57

Seche Vite. There is no other.

icanmakeyouicecream Mon 23-Jun-14 19:20:31

Thank you!

Marylou2 Mon 23-Jun-14 19:32:16

I agree with wildfig. Seche vite is the best.

MargotThreadbetter Mon 23-Jun-14 20:19:03

Boots No.7 topcoat is ace, and dries so quickly too.

MyMeMy Mon 23-Jun-14 20:44:16

I also love the No.7 Stay Perfect top coat, works brilliantly, dries quickly and is far cheaper than most.

cardamomginger Mon 23-Jun-14 23:30:53


WitchWay Mon 23-Jun-14 23:35:10

Yes, Seche Vite!

PaperPomPom Mon 23-Jun-14 23:43:21

Seche Vite again. I thought there were others, then tried it and won't go back.

dwinnol Mon 23-Jun-14 23:46:14

Seche vite. It's the best.

madboob Mon 23-Jun-14 23:48:06

Can you use Seche vite on its own just as a clear polish? (Never heard of it until now). Clear polish is all I ever get round to would be good to find a long lasting one

cessie322 Wed 25-Jun-14 12:29:54

Seche Vite does nothing for my nails, they still chip the next day. I don't know if it's the way I'm applying it. I never seem to have much luck with topcoats.

Lottapianos Wed 25-Jun-14 12:31:21

Another vote for Seche Vite. I buy it on ebay or similar for about �5 and a bottle lasts for months - I paint my nails 2-3 times a week. Lovely glossy finish too.

madboob, I don't see why not.

Romcom Wed 25-Jun-14 20:00:50

I have seche vite. It's ok.
this is supposed to be great too

itsbetterthanabox Thu 26-Jun-14 08:22:22

Either seche vite wink or Sally Hansen insta dri topcoat in the red bottle. It is good stuff. Dries quick and shiny but doesn't thicken like seche does.

Madboob no you can't. Seche vite is fairly unique in that it has to be put over wet polish. It'd be expensive and not last as long if you wore it alone.

Trumpton Thu 26-Jun-14 12:41:55

I really rate the Sally Hansen Insta dry .

SinglePringle Thu 26-Jun-14 12:50:24

Seche Vite again. A home manicure will last a week with it on me.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 26-Jun-14 15:01:44

No 7!

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