Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Nailtalk: quick drying top coats

Hi there, everybody!
Today I thought I'd talk about all the fast drying top coats for nails that I have :)
 I'm always on the hunt for the best one and like to try different products. To be honest I don't like spending time on manicure but I'm a huge nail polish hoarder so to get this process over with quicker is my ultimate goal :)
At the moment I have quite a few products but the holy grail one has been Seche Vite for years now. My nails are very soft, they peel and break, I hand wash my dishes and most nail polishes don't last on my nails more than 2 days. So I don't have high hopes for top coats making my polish last longer, I just need it to dry my nails fast so I can go on with my life :)

I'll divide them by categories and similarities :)
Avon Nail Expert Liquid Freeze and Essie quick-e Drying Drops are quite similar products in application.
Avon Liquid Freeze comes in a spray bottle and you spray the product over polished nails and let them dry. It takes about 10 minutes for polish to dry which is a lot for me so I don't reach for this product very often. Plus it made my nail polish bubble up. Maybe I sprayed too much or too close but I wasn't happy with the product. I will give it another go but it's definitely one of the worst I have.
Essie quick-e Drying Drops comes with a dropper and you drop 1-2 drops of liquid on polished nails and let them dry. This one takes about 7 minutes before nails are dry which is the reason I don't reach for it as often.

Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat are both very similar products in application, quality and the time they take to dry nail polish which is around 5 minutes. So I use both if I don't have Seche Vite at that moment. I like them and don't have anything bad to say about them.

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat is my favourite because I can move on with my life after max 2 minutes. It really dries the polish super fast and gives it a nice shine. The only thing I dislike about it is that it becomes very thick in about half a bottle which makes it impossible to use. But even that doesn't bother me that much and I always have to have it at home :)

Do you have a favourite top coat? Please share in the comments below :)


Tere ja kena kevadet! :)
Sel korral teen ülevaate oma kiirkuivatavatest küünelakkidest. Kuna mu küüneplaat on pehme ja murduv ning pesen nõusid käsitsi, ei püsi mul ükski lakk kauem kui 2 päeva, mistõttu pealislakilt ei oota ma kestvuse pikendamist vaid kiiret kuivatamist.

Avon Nail Experts Liquid Freeze ja Essie quick-e Drying Drops on minu jaoks mõneti sarnased tooted just pealekandmise poolest.
Avoni Liquid Freeze (tavahind 4.60, hetkel kehtivas kataloogis soodushinnaga 2.49) on spreiga pudelis, seega pärast küünte lakkimist saab kiirkuivataja mugavalt küünele pihustada. Kahjuks võtab laki kuivamine selle tootega aega kuni 10 minutit, mis on minu jaoks liialt pikk aeg. Lisaks hakkas ka värvilakk mullitama aga selle põhjus võis olla toote liiga suur kogus või liialt lähedalt pihustamine. Igatahes ei ole ma selle tootega kuigi rahul ja kipun kasutama muid vahendeid.
Essie quick-e Drying Drops tootel on kaasas pipett, millega vahendit lakitud küünele tilgutada. Selle abil kuivab lakk umbes 7 minutiga, mis on minu jaoks ka veidi pikk aeg, mistõttu haaran pigem kiirema toimega toote järele. Essie tooteid minu teada Eestis ei müüda ning ma ei leidnud neid ka suurematest veebipoodidest :(
Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat ja Sally Hansen Insta-Dri on minu jaoks väga sarnaste omadustega tooted ning laki kuivatavad mõlemad umbes 5 minutiga. Toimivad mõlemad suurepäraselt ning kasutan neid siis kui minu lemmik Seche Vite kodust puudub :) Revloni tooteid Eestis ei müüda, Sally Hansenit leiab Kaubamajast, Ideaalkosmeetikast ning I.L.U. poodidest hinnaga umbes 10 €.
Kõige lõppu jätsin oma vaieldamatu aastatepikkuse lemmiku Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, mis kuivatab laki max 2 minutiga ning annab ilusa läike. Ainus toote miinus on see, et umbes poole pudeli peal muutub see tihkeks, mistõttu on seda pea võimatu kasutada. Sellele vaatamata kasutan seda toodet iga kord kui küüsi lakin ning see peab mul koguaeg kodus olemas olema :)
Seche tooteid saab mugavalt soetada Beauty Pro veebipoest SIIN.

Kas sina kasutad kiirkuivatajaid? Milline on sinu lemmik? Jaga oma kogemusi kommentaarides :)

2 comments:

  1. If you don't have it already I would highly recommend getting the Seche restore.. You add drops to the top coat bottle and it thins it out and brings it back to life. The restore is made of the ingredients that evaporate over time from the seche vite so it doesn't water it down.. Just makes it brand new. AND it can be used with any thickened polish to restore consistency and quicken drying time 😊

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    1. I have heard about this product but have totally forgotten about it! Thank you for reminding me :) Have to go and get it now :)

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