Fast and dry: Poshe top coat

I’m really picky when it comes to top coat.  My collection of nail polish spans close to 90 shades so naturally I need a really great top coat to make the colours shine and look complete.  For a while now my favourite has been Seche Vite’s, but then I heard that it’s not 3-free and contains a chemical that can cause birth defects in California (I’m in Canada, but still), so I thought it should probably look for something else.

For a while now I have been using the OPI Top Coat, which to be honest, is not my favourite.  It’s not fast drying and it doesn’t leave my polish looking super shiny.  I had a gift certificate for Sally’s Beauty Supply so I thought I would pick up the Poshe Super Fast-Drying Top Coat.

If you are looking for a good dupe for Seche Vite, this is it.  This top coat leaves your polish dry in a minute and super shiny.  Plus, it’s 3-free (no Formaldehyde, Toluene or Nitrocellulose).  When I was using OPI’s top coat I felt like painting my nails became a bit of a chore because it took so long to dry; with this product, the whole process takes five minutes and then I’m out the door without worrying about my polish chipping.

Speaking of chipping, I do find that this protects my manicure from major chippage (is that even a word?), but there is still some minimal tip wear.  I don’t mind that though because I like to switch up my polish every few days, so if my manicure is looking less than perfect after a day or so I don’t feel so bad about taking it off.

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Overall, if you are looking for a great top coat, this is it.  I still have a special place in my heart for Seche Vite (I still use their base coat, I’m in the process of finishing it up), but if you are worried about crazy birth defects (I’m not, but I still like to be safe just in case), then I would pick this one up. They are quite identical, although Seche Vite may leave your nails looking a tad shinier, but honestly, I would rather have a top coat be safe for my health than use one that could potentially harm it.

Have you tried Poshe top coat?  What were your thoughts?

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5 Comments on Fast and dry: Poshe top coat

  1. Lauren
    July 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm (5 years ago)

    My go-to Seche Vite replacement is Revlon Quick Dry top coat.

    It’s AMAZING. It dries almost as quickly as SV, but isn’t as goopy and the bottle doesn’t dry out as quickly. it’s awesome! and Cheap!

    Just be careful because it’s a bit thinner ( which I love ), it can pool in your cuticles if you’re not careful

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