For those who are looking to know if Seche Vite is tested on animals, I’m happy to inform you that the answer is no. Seche Vite is a part of American International Industries, which also own the nail polish brand China Glaze (which I love) and Ardell false lashes. All of these brand are cruelty-free and Ardell eyelashes are 100% vegan and free from any animal hair.

Out of all the top coats I’ve tried throughout the years, Seche Vite remains my favorite. Every once in a while, I try to switch it up, and I’m disappointed (–if you have any other top coat suggestions for me, I’d love to hear them!). I love that this top coat is actually fast-drying and I don’t have to worry about my nail polish after I use it. I also love how freaking shiny and glossy it is and it REMAINS shiny well after the first day of nail polish. Going top-coat-free sucks. You tell yourself that you’re saving yourself time and trouble, but really your nail polish just ends up chipped and loses all of its luster the very next day. Which brings me to my second favorite thing about Seche Vite: it keeps even the cheapest nail polish chip-free for up to a week.

Pros:

  • Dries fast.
  • Keeps nails super glossy.
  • Prevents chipping. Extends nail polish life for real.
  • Inexpensive if you buy it online (pack of 3 for under $7).

Cons:

  • Gets goopy near the end.

Where To Buy

You can get it from Amazon here for less than 7$ for a pack of 3 — and I recommend buying a 3-pack for the reason above. You can also find it at Ulta or some drugstore, but it’s just about $10 a pop.

I’m going to keep using and repurchasing this top coat. The only downside I’ve noticed (and have heard others mention) is that it gets goopy before you get to finish a full bottle. Given the pros, I can live with that. What’s your favorite top coat? I’d love to hear it.

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Suzana Rose
By Suzana Rose|
Suzana is the founder of Cruelty-Free Kitty. She believes in ethical businesses and wants to see a global ban on animal testing. She loves cats, debunking myths, and shoegaze music.