Tuesday, July 24, 2012

☆Top Coat Battle!


Top Coats I own ATM
Today I come to you with an epic battle.. a quarrel of all quarells!.. it's Seche Vite vs Sally Hansen Mega Shine! So those of you who are nail polish lovers and frequent watchers of Youtube Beauty Gurus may know there are many who love Seche Vite and others who adore Sally Hansen Mega Shine. For those of you who may not be familiar with these nail polish finishers, Seche Vite is relatively expensive for a top coat, while Sally Hansen Mega Shine is supposed to be the cheaper alternative to Seche Vite. Seche Vite retails for around $12 while Mega Shine is around $8.


So what do they promise to do?


Seche Vite, according to the website says: "dry fast top coat is widely acknowledged as the world's finest top coat. Specially formulated to penetrate through nail lacquer to the base coat forming a single solid coating over the nail plate for a much more durable finish. Guaranteed not to yellow while leaving nails silky, stronger and resistant to chipping and peeling."


Sally Hansen Mega Shine claims that is will keep manicres beautiful up to 10 days, dries in 60 seconds and has a micro-diamond formula which features light-refractive diamond particles that add mirror shine and strength. Sounds perrrrrtay good..


So what do I think?

Seche Vite gives a beautiful shine and a gel like finish to your manicure. When I first bought the bottle, the consistancy was perfect and I couldn't have been happier. As you get halfway through the bottle it turns yellow and becomes extremely goopy making it messy and hard to get out of the bottle. This goopy consistancy also makes it quite hard to apply to the nails and makes your manicure look messy.


Sally Hansen Mega Shine does dry very fast and gives the same shine as Seche Vite. Its not as thick so it's not as hard to take off if you're a frequent nail polish changer like myself. The only thing I don't like is the brush because if you don't have a lot of polish on the brush, it leaves your mani streaky and that's not what you want after all that hard work!


So in the end I could take or leave either one. Each has their pros and cons so I think I'm still on the hunt for my perfect top coat.


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  1. I absolutely LOVE mega shine!! The shine is incredible and lasts soo long, I used to go through bottles like crazy :P

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  2. It does give an awesome shine hey! I suck at working with the brush though.. wahh :(

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  3. Great idea for a post. I'm still on the hunt for just the right top coat myself!
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    1. Thanks so much! Same! Hopefully our hunts end soon! :)

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  5. i am loving my revlon top coat. it works well for me. :) thanks for this comparison of the two top coats! :D

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    1. I have heard so many good things about the Revlon top coat! Is it the Colorstay one you use? I must try that one out next! :D

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  6. Thanks for sharing! I need to try these :)

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    1. Please let me know if you do and what you think of them! :)

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  7. My new favourite top coat is the Out The Door Topcoat by INM. I am a Seche Vite fan too, but the goopiness kills me and there are certain nail polishes (like holos) that suffer shrinkage with SV. I even have Seche Restore and although it makes it less goopy, it's definitely not the same as a brand new bottle.

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    1. I haven't heard of that one! I've had the same problem with glitters too! Theres nothing better than opening a new bottle of Seche Vite haha! Until we get to the middle wahh

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  8. I need to try the Sally Hanson mega shine! I've heard lots of good stuff about it!
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    1. Please let me know what you think when you do! :D

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  9. I'm still looking for my top coat of choice.

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    1. Hopefully our hunt ends soon! Have you tried either of these? :)

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  10. The mega shine is my fav drug store top coat ever !!!... I like when I have that top coat shine and this one last a good while and it holds up my nailpolish AMAZING !!

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    1. Also one thing dont like it should come in a bigger bottle ! lol. The other one that I like too is this one http://sallyhansen.com/products/nails/nail-care/nailshine-miracle

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  11. I like Out the Door but Seche Vite is still my fav.. I just love how shiny it is.. some of my friends like the OPI top coat.. but I don't feel like it lasts long..

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  12. I have the mini OPI top coat that I received free from my last manicure but I haven't tried it yet :) Seche Vite gives such amazing shine!

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