Posts Tagged ‘Seche Vite’
Here’s something your mama forgot to tell you — it’s all about the top coat. After three coats (base coat, polish, polish), you think manicure dunzo, that is until you forget for one second too long the beauty-school-dropout task you’ve just completed and touch anything, thus ruining your masterpiece, and pouting about it as you layer on more and more lacquer. Don’t worry, it happened to the best of us.
Enter Seche Vite (translation dry fast). As someone who paints their nails approximately 1.436 times a week, trust me on this one, or ask my coworkers, I’ve already converted them all. Seche Vite is a gel-like top coat, that gives your nails the highest shine I have ever witnessed in a top coat. After painting one thick layer over your colour, the lacquer dries within three minutes, and will elongate your manicure on average up to five days.
No one likes chipped nails, so please save your tips the humiliation, and me the second hand embarrassment, and try out Seche Vite. This product can be found at your local beauty supply store.
It’s important to me to keep my manicures simple. Since I paint my nails around twice a week the simpler and quicker the nail art design, the better. Efficiency is key in my life — why waste hours on your nails if you’ll just be disappointed when they start to chip 5 to 7 days later (only with Sèche Vite top coat of course!).
The marble mani will take you 10 to 15 minutes, and it’s a great design choice to fix up your week old manicure that has started to chip. This week I’ve been wearing Essie Splash of Grenadine — I have been searching for the perfect purple, and this one looks great and even better with the tan I acquired last weekend. Keep your favourite polish alive for a few days longer with this design.
You’ll need: two complementing lacquers & plastic wrap. Cut the plastic wrap into ten small squares and scrunch them up a little bit. If your nails are not already painted, choose a base colour and let it dry completely. Next, paint your second polish on top (I chose OPI Fly) and quickly blot your nail with plastic wrap a few times to remove the top colour, revealing the original base. You don’t want the top polish to dry so work one finger at a time.
If you think you have removed too much of the top colour, simply paint on your second polish where needed and blot again.
This week I put a modern twist on the classic red nail. The grown-out mani is quick and easy. I used Revlon Red and base/top coat of choice — Seche Vite for me. This classic red from Revlon is my favourite, I also love the consistency of Revlon’s polishes and the feel of the brush, which is pretty important for polish-aholics. I’ve been on the search for Revlon’s new ColorStay in Mandarin and Bonsai, but it has unfortunately been stocked far and few around select pharmacies.
To create this design I used the regular polish brush and blotted a large dollop in the middle or my nail, curving the paint up from to each corner tip of my nail.
I originally saw this design on Refinery29, and since I love red thought this was the perfect alternative. Other classic hues would also look great, try black, pink and nude.