2.06.2012

A Few of My Favorite Things: Top Coat

This whole nail polish trend is awesome and I am addicted to essie BUT I have a few issues:
1. I can't sit still enough to let my nails dry all the way. 
2. The polish chips off in what seems like SECONDS of putting it on. 

I scoured ULTA (tied with Target for self-control issues) for a solution to my problem. One of the sales ladies suggested Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat 
She claimed that in 30 years of doing nails this was the ONLY thing she would use.


I tried it and was BLOWN AWAY how well it works. 
My nails were DRY, D-R-Y, after 30ish seconds 
(which is about how long my attention span is when i'm painting my nails)

My manicure lasts around 3-4 days depending on how many dishes ignore in the sink :)

TRY IT! It has been a lifesaver and makes your nails all pretty… and I don't know about you but pretty nails make me feel pretty! 


 This is my newest essie color
"Cute as a Button"
It was one of my Target prizes this week.
I love it! It is the perfect transition to spring color! 


Any nail products that you swear by?




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13 comments:

:: Laura :: said...

I love Essie too! I've never tried Seche Vite but I swear by Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat. It isn't completely dry in 30 seconds though. I think a trip to Ulta (otherwise known as my Happy Place) is in order!
Have a great day
:: Laura

Kara said...

I absolutely need that! I am in love with Essie's colors but believe it or not, I haven't tried them yet!

Jessica said...

Are you kidding me?! I hardly paint my nails (my toes are ALWAYS painted), because I cannot sit still long enough for them to dry! I have serious issues!

YOU may have just solved my boring nail dilemma?!

Another reason to add to my "Why I Love Meg So Dang Much" list ;)

xo!

GingerPeachT said...

I was just at target! Dang it. Lol I will have to try this.
I just bought Sally Hansen nail sticker nails. Lol it sorta looks cool but it still took me just as long for them to go on my nails. I'll post some pics soon on my blog. :-)

DaisyJo said...

I am so excited to try that topcoat! I just painted my nails this AM, and I'm already getting twitchy about how long it will take before I chip one! I need to get some of that stuff!

SimplyHeather said...

"cute as a button" is sooo cute!! and wow an instant dry that actually dries instantly?! YAY can't wait to try.

http://heatherfrostx.blogspot.com/

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

You should try Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry polishes! Fun colors, and they dry much faster than other brands! And... (said in a sing-song voice)... they're at Taaargeeet! :-)

Valerie Griffin said...

Have you tried Essie's "Matte About You" top coat? Makes any color have a matte finish! It is so neat!

The Sweet Life said...

I'm going to buy this ASAP. I have the same problem as you with painting my nails...I cannot sit still long enough to let them dry. I try...and it never seems to be long enough. I am a bit OCD so I have tried everything. I look forward to trying the top coat you recommended. I'm also obsessing over Essie lately. Love the colors! Happy Tuesday! XOXO

JRuud said...

I cannot get over how adorable you are and this blog!! You're a teacher?? I'm hoping to be a teacher soon. Graduated summer of 2011, so been trying to get out there.

NIce to meet you. xo

Ashlee said...

Ooooh I need to try that! I love your new Essie color! I'm obsessed with Essie too.

Hope you're having a great Tuesday!

xo,
ashlee

Emma said...

Thank you thank you thank you! I am like you...I cannot sit still long enough without chipping them!

Brittany said...

Hi Meg! I'm your newest follower :). I've actually never used Essie polish but am dying to...and I need to get that top coat, like, yesterday. My nail polish chips like crazy. Thanks for sharing!
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