Seche Vite Top Coat: First Impressions

They say that this is one of the most hyped-up products in the beauty world and I also jumped on the Seche Vite Top Coat bandwagon. What can I do, I've stalked this top coat for years and I've emotionally suffered so much due to its non-availability in Bosnia. I was additionally bummed when I saw that no one delivers nail polishes outside UK and the last shreds of hope went down with that discovery. I really wanted to try the Seche Vite Top Coat and even though I was dissapointed to know that I'll probably never get it an amazing thing happened – someone thought of importing Seche Vite products in my country and I hurried to order my very first bottle of the praised top coat. I think that I still haven't used it long enough to give a full-on review so these will be my first impressions as I'm using it for a few weeks only. Visually, Seche Vite didn't dissapoint. The bottle is pretty simple so what you see on the net is pretty much what you get. The clear bottle carries 14ml of top coat which is amazing value for money having in mind that this top coat can be found under the $10 mark. You can even get it for approx $5 on ebay and no – I really never thought of checking ebay before. You know, during all those months of lusting after Seche Vite. Logic sometimes escapes me, unfortunately. One small detail I absolutely love but most will probably find irrelevant is the cap on the bottle. It's not made out of plastic but of some sort of heavier material so whenever it touches the “neck”of the bottle, it always makes a sound similar to what you'd get when washing dishes. It makes me think of ceramic plates lightly touching glasses and cutlery. It's oddly satisfying. 

Prica se da je ovo jedan od najpopularnijih proizvoda u beauty svijetu i mene zaista nije pomama za Seche Vite nadlakom zaobisla. Sta da vam pricam, uhodila sam i mjerkala ovaj nadlak godinama te sam emotivno patila za njim posto nije bio dostupan u BiH. Dodatno sam se rastuzila kada sam vidjela da niti jedan online shop ne dostavlja lakove i slicne proizvode izvan Velike Britanije. I taman kada je nada da cu ipak jednog dana isprobati ovaj hvaljeni nadlak bila pri kraju, netko se ipak sjetio da uveze proizvode ovog brenda u BiH. Cim je do mene dosla ta vijest, odmah sam narucila svoju bocicu. Posto mislim da jos uvijek nisam koristila ovaj nadlak dovoljno dugo kako bih napisala temeljitu recenziju, ovo ce biti moji prvi dojmovi za par sedmica koliko ga koristim. Vizuelno, Seche Vite nije razocarao jer je bocica prilicno jednostavna. Ono sto vidite na netu je otprilike ono sto cete i dobiti. U providnoj bocici se nalazi 14ml nadlaka sto je odlicna kolicina za cijenu. Ja sam bocicu platila 12KM no preko ebay-a se moze naci za cca $4-5 sto bi predstavljalo minimalnu ustedu, ako uopste (ovisno o tome sta i kako sa dostavom). I ne, tokom tih mjeseci dok sam uzdisala za ovim nadlakom, nije mi palo na pamet da ga narucim sa ebay-a. Nekada me logika naprosto zaobidje, ocigledno. Jedan mali detalj koji mi je super a vjerujem da ce vecini biti nebitan jeste da je poklopac/cep napravljen od cvrstog materijala, ne od plastike. I kada god se dotakne sa grlom bocice pravi zvuk slican kuckanju sudja. Iz nekog razloga mi je to jako prijatno.

Back to the top coat. It's of a medium consistency. The brush is decent, not wide enough as I'd like but it does the job. Seche Vite top coat really gives that high impact glossy finish. It makes every nail polish seem bursting with color, it freshens it somehow and nails sparkle on sunlight – that's how smooth and glossy they are. It literally dries under a minute and I'm very pleased with that drying time. It makes life that much easier. So, why wouldn't I stop here and call it a full-on review? There are several reasons. For one, many have reported that this top coat shrinks a few hours after application and it takes the underlying nail polish with it, leaving unsightly bare strips of nail. Than some have reported how different nail polishes chip faster with it which would defeat its purpose. Than there's that horrible smell. Seche Vite top coat has a really strong, I mean mega strong scent of old-school nail polishes. I look past this because I get amazing results with it and for the record – so far, I haven't noticed any of the aforementioned things. I will give it a few more months to prove itself to me. Also, some say that its amazing texture gets all gloopy and too thick so you need a nail polish thinner to finish the bottle. I have yet to see about that. And one last thing – have you ever looked at a warning stamped onto the side of Seche Vite top coat bottle. It says; “WARNING! This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm”. Sounds scary but the warning applies to breathing toluene through deliberately “sniffing” or “huffing”. And California followed up with studies on concentrations of toulene in nail polish and declared that it is safe for cosmetic use in limited quantities. Since I don't plan on doing these things, I think that I'm okay. Also, a few noted that their nails started to weaken as they used Seche Vite. These are all things that require time and much patient testing. I will also demonstrate the gloss impact it imparts on nail polishes when I post my new manis.

Sto se samog nadlaka tice, srednje je gustine. Cetkica je pristojna, nije dovoljne debljine koliko bih ja zeljela no radi svoj posao. Seche Vite nadlak zaista pruza nevjerovatan visoki sjaj noktima. Cini da i onaj (ispod)prosjecni lak za nokte djeluje zasicene boje, naprosto je osvjezi. Na suncu nokti svjetlucaju jer je do te mjere zagladio povrsinu nokta. Susi se za doslovno manje od jednog minuta i to je za mene veliki plus. Definitivno mi je olaksao zivot po tom pitanju. Kada su dojmovi odlicni, zasto ne bih ovdje stala i zaokruzila sve na cjelokupnu recenziju? Postoji vise razloga. Korisnice su prijavile da im ovaj nadlak za par sati od nanosenja potpuno se pocne skupljati i za sobom povlaci lak koji je ispod njega. Tako ostavlja gole ivice nokta i djeluje kao da ste nokte nalakirali prije par dana a ne sati. To zelim provjeriti. Potom, par njih je prijavilo da im se lak brze pocne krzati kada nose ovaj nadlak preko. I tu je taj grozni miris. Seche Vite nadlak je stvarno, stvarno intenzivnog mirisa onih old-school lakova za nokte. Preko toga prelazim jer sa ovim nadlakom dobijem izvrsne rezultate. I sto se tice prethodnih navoda o povlacenju laka i brzem spadanju laka – meni se to tokom ovih sedmica nije desilo. Za sada nema skupljanja po ivicama a lak mi traje do punih 7 dana bez ostecenja. Vidjeti cemo sta ce biti dalje. I jos jedna stvar, ne znam da li ste nekada pogledale sta pise sa strane svake bocice Seche Vite nadlaka. Pise; “UPOZORENJE! Ovaj proizvod sadrzi hemikaliju koja je prema Zakonu Kalifornije poznata  poznata da izaziva razlicite poremecanje kod fetusa”. Zvuci doista strasno no navedeno upozorenje se odnosi na direktno udisanje toluena koji se nalazi u ovom nadlaku. Posto ne planiram da to radim sa nadlakom, mislim da sam sigurna. Takodjer, naknadno je Kalifornija objavila studije o koncentracijama toluena u lakovima za nokte koje dokazuju da je siguran ako se koristi u manjim, kontrolisanim kolicinama. Bilo je i navoda da je upotreba Seche Vite nadlaka oslabila nokte pojedinim korisnicama. Da bih i sama istestirala ove stvari, potrebno je vrijeme a demonstrirati cu taj krasni sjaj koji pruza noktima u narednim postovima sa manikirom.

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