I was recently reminded of the brilliance of this when one of my favourite bloggers Vicki from Lets Talk Beauty was singing its praises. Essence have only recently launched in the UK so the ladies over there are only getting to appreciate the budget amazingness that is Essence. One of my favourite products from Essence and one of my favourite nail products overall is their Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer.
Now don’t scoff but I think this is as good as, if not better, than Seche Vite **gasps from bloggers**. This top coat doesn’t claim to be fast drying but I can vouch for the fact that my nails are touch dry in about 30 seconds when I use this. It’s slightly thicker in formula than Seche Vite but it leaves nails with a lovely glossy shine. This top coat also covers up any slight uneven colour or bumps in your painted nails.
This product has the same problem as Seche Vite in that it tends to go slightly gloopy after a while. I always keep mine somewhere cool and try not to let too much air at the bottle. The one big advantage this has over Seche Vite is the price. This baby costs just €3.49 but Seche Vite usually costs around €14. I love Seche Vite and always used it up until I discovered this top coat and now I just couldn’t justify switching back. I actually prefer the Essence product now as I think it leaves nails just slightly shinier.
Have you tried this top coat? I’d be really interested to hear what you think!