Holy. Grail. Top. Coat.


I remember hearing so much about Seche Vite but totally not believing the hype, I only ended up using it because one of my readers (and twitter friends) sent me the rest of hers because she didn’t like it. Given that rave review I was expecting very little but it is quite seriously the best top coat ever! Having heard bad things about the ingredients I stopped using it when I was trying to get pregnant (with Milo) and didn’t repurchase again until very recently (almost 2 years later) but it’s still the best. I’ve tried other gel-like formulas and for a while I couldn’t get enough of the Sally Hansen Mega Shine but the issue I always had was when I applied it too thickly it bubbled, totally ruining the look of my nails. On top of that nothing dries as fast as SV.. nothing! I read that it penetrates the layers of nail polish and dries them up too which always sounded a little far fetched until my recent rainbow nails experiment. All those layers and I didn’t wait for them to totally dry in between (aint nobody got time for that) I was expecting major smushing but once the gloss was dry they were hard as nails.. so to speak. In fact 8 days later they’re still intact with only one teeny chip.. amazing!

Anyway, I could talk all day about the shiniest, fasted drying, longest lasting top coat there is but I don’t need to, just try it! One note: Don’t buy from a salon, you can get much better deals online, I got mine for only £5.50 here

Miss BB



  1. 4 June, 2013 / 9:36 am

    I love this top coat as well. It gets you a gel polish finish I think. Amazing!

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

  2. Whitewitch1900
    4 June, 2013 / 10:32 am

    Thank you khila i bought this thanks to you and it’s the best top coat i’ve tried it’s now my holy grail as i am a nail varnish Junkie <3

  3. Bex Hibbert
    4 June, 2013 / 11:33 am

    I’d never heard of this top coat until you mentioned it a while back. I’m so glad you did because a couple of days later I saw it in Boots, but at £9, I would never have bought it without recommendation. I totally get the love now! Makes any nail varnish look and last better. Will definitely repurchase. Thank you!

  4. Victoria
    4 June, 2013 / 11:48 am

    I just picked it up (cheap on Amazon too) and wondering why I didn’t bother before!!

  5. 4 June, 2013 / 12:57 pm

    I’ve been looking for a good top coat for ages, everyone I seem to try leaves bubbles behind. I’ve seen a couple of good reviews for this now so I think I’m going to give it a go.

  6. 4 June, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    Saw that offer on amazon earlier today and thought “I have to tweet Miss Budget Beauty about this” then this came up on my blog post reading list!

  7. 4 June, 2013 / 11:05 pm

    I just bought this from Amazon too. I’d never really used a top coat before, it seemed like spending money on something I couldn’t see (ha, this is why I spend all my money on colour products and not on the basics!) but everyone had gone on about this for so long that I thought, well, a fiver, that’s not too bad. Now I get it. Before I could rarely wear a polish for 24 hours without it chipping. Now I’m taking off my polish because I’m bored of it, not because it looks rubbish. Love it. This will save me a fortune in the long run.

  8. 5 June, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    I love the topcoat!!
    Plz check out my blog!!

  9. Kiera
    15 March, 2014 / 2:01 am

    Miss bb you need to do your homework on stuff this contains toluene!!! Which can cause birth defects and even death! Using this on a weekly basis would be more than enough inhalation to do damage. Being cheap isn’t always the way to go is it?!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      16 March, 2014 / 6:39 pm

      I’m aware of the ingredients but if you do YOUR research you’ll find that the percentage of this chemical is deemed low enough to be safe for use. The FDA website states “Toluene was reviewed by the CIR Expert Panel in 1987, when the Panel determined that it was safe for cosmetic use in nail products when limited to concentrations no greater than 50 percent. The Panel re-evaluated the safety of toluene in 2005 and confirmed its original conclusion.”

      I’m happy with that but you can make your own choices 🙂

  10. 6 July, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    I love love love this top coat, the best top coat I have ever used. It dries so fast that theres no time to smudge the polish so your nail looks perfect!

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