A few days ago I was talking to my bestie over at Refined and Polished about splurging on the huge bottle of Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat. I loved that stuff so much until…[dun dun dun] she mentioned something about birth defects. GASP! 0_0
There is literally a warning on the bottle:
“Warning: This bottle contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.”
As much lovin’ as I have been giving this bottle of Seche Vite, how could I have missed the fact that it may cause harm to my unborn/future womb occupiers? Probably because the warning is written sideways, for one.
After much sobbing and disbelief that the only topcoat I have ever loved (are you sensing the dramatics yet?) could be harmful to my health, I swallowed my pride and asked about the topcoats KayJay has been using and she recommended Out The Door Topcoat ($5.50), which can easily be found in Sally’s. I had also been eying Poshe Super Fast Drying Top Coat ($7.50) which comes highly recommended and often compared by many nail bloggers to Seche Vite.
So why not have a show down?
Pictures alone tells the tale of which topcoat is the winner. I applied over a previous manicure in which Seche Vite was the topcoat. I found both polishes to have a smooth application . The consistency was typical of any other topcoat (as compared to the super thick Seche Vite) and scent was not nearly as pungent as Seche Vite. Both, Out The Door and Poshe lived up to its name of being a fast drying topcoat, but it seems that Poshe, although more expensive, allowed for miniscule scratches that left the finished not to my liking. The sheen was not great either. I prefer my manicure to have a gel-like finish. The Out The Door Topcoat results were the closest to that, it also happens to be the least expensive. SAVE!