Best Top Coat in the universe.

After years of manicuring my hands with expensive polish and having it chip off after two days, I decided to just spend money on Dollar Store polish and paint them regularly.  Then I learned that it was all about the top coat.

We ladies have spent so much money and energy and time and everything else on searching for the best top coat for our precious nails.

I’m here to save you that struggle.  You’re welcome.

Seche Vite!

Best Top Coat in the universe.

This thing is the most amazing nail polish I’ve ever used in my life.  I literally wear $1 polish most of the time (which is how I have so many colors), and I get a manicure that lasts throughout the week.

I typically give myself a full manicure every other week or every two weeks, but with Seche Vite, it looks like I’ve got a professional manicure.

The only con…

A lot of reviews talk about “shrinking” polish, so I wanted to address that.

Best Top Coat in the universe.

When I still have a wet coat of color polish, I apply a coat of Seche Vite to the ENTIRE nail.  A lot of people don’t coat the entire nail, but they don’t realize it until they use this polish because it’s thicker and breaks apart the color polish to ensure a thick, shiny coat.

Best Top Coat in the universe.

Even with my manicure this week (as seen above), there are obvious spots where I didn’t coat the side of my nail with the polish, but for the most part, it looks like a professional did my nails.

In case you were wondering, I clean my nails with 100% Acetone ($2.50 at Walmart) and an e.l.f. concealer brush ($1 at Walmart or Target).  Just dip the brush into acetone and wipe the excess polish from your skin and nails to create a clean finish.  I typically do this before I apply Seche Vite.  

You can grab a bottle for less than $5 on Amazon. You can buy it at Sally and CVS for a lot more.

Dollar Tree Savings – Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Polish

I do my nails on a very regular basis, and I once purchased magnetic nail polish because it was apparently incredibly popular!  I thought the effect was pretty cool, but I bought it at Flip Flops ‘n More, so it wasn’t the best quality.

Anyway, while in Dollar Tree, I found two gold mines!  One was a Covergirl eyelash curler, and then there was this!

I checked the price at Walmart, and it costs $8.97.  This polish costs more than nine dollars after taxes, and here it is, in multiple colors, at Dollar Tree for 1/9 the price.  This is by far the best deal I’ve ever seen at Dollar Tree to date.  You can see reviews here and here.

Update: I went back and purchased two bottles, literally saving over $16.00!  Even the cashier was astonished when she saw them (I guess she doesn’t stock the shelves)!  Can’t wait to use these bad boys.

Coral Polka Dot Nails

My obsession with painted nails is so unhealthy, I do them like, twice a week. Like I said, very unhealthy.

Coral Polka Dots

To do this, I just used a simple dotting tool I bought off Amazon and coral and white nail polish. Cute, eh?