Lisa Hannam
Lisa Hannam

My Love Letter To Seche Vite

I thought it was going to be just a one-night stand. A friend suggested we meet up one Saturday night. I had no plans, other than Netflix and laundry. So I did my nails, and used Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat. Then, as I tightened the bottle cap, the dryer buzzer went. I thought to myself: Let’s see how quickly this top coat actually dries. I emptied the dryer and brought the load downstairs to fold. Not a dent. Not a smudge. That’s when I knew it was love. That was four years ago, and our relationship is still going strong. How do I love thee, Seche Vite? Let me count the ways:

1. You’re always fixing my manis.
In addition to drying quickly, you are my handyman. If I have a chip, I just paint over the gap and top it with Seche Vite. The thick texture smooths out any lines, from streaks to layered coats.

2. You’re my gel mani hack.
While other women spend a good chunk of change on spa manicures, I get the same results from Seche Vite. Check out my gel-nail mani hack.

3. You slay my nail art.

No matter the state of my attempted nail art, Seche Vite always makes it look glossy, slick and eye-catching. Even over crystals, it works. Like this holiday mani above, inspired by a Madeline Poole design.

4. You give basic ol’ me a cool-girl vibe.
You know I bring you with me everywhere. I have a Seche Vite in my purse. One at my desk. One in the side table in my living room. And one in my gym bag. I just never know when I’ll need a quickie (get your mind out of the gutter, I mean quickie manicure). And when I do go to a nail bar, the nail tech is always pleased when I hand her a bottle of Seche Vite to finish off her work. “I love this stuff,” she’ll whisper. I know, I know, I am a lucky woman.