Saturday, October 30, 2010

Seche Vite vs. Poshe?

Hello Lovelies!

  As promised here is a quick comparison of Seche Vite Top coat and Poshe Top Coat. I'll start with some pics.


Posche Brush
Seche Vite brush
  I'm going to break this down by Category to make the comparison a little easier for all of us:)

Brush:
  Both Brands have great brushes. They are both very soft, they both hold a nice amount of product and easy to manipulate. The Seche Vite brush is slightly smaller than the brush on Poshe. Also the Poshe brush seems to be very round where the Seche Vite brush is the slightest bit flattened. Personally, I prefer the Seche Vite Brush because I have small nails.

Formula:
  I find the Poshe formula to be very thick, almost syrup- like. The formula on Seche Vite is thick but not goopy. My biggest issue with Poshe is that it becomes too tacky to fast. Almost like it's drying as I'm trying to cover my nail with it :-s. and also it can be stringy. As in when you pull the brush out of the bottle if you're not fast enough you'll end up with a lot of strings. Not cute. The Seche Vite formula on the other hand is the perfect thickness in my opinion. I do not have the string issue or the tackiness issue as I spread it on my nails. I don't like my polish to look thick r globbed on and with Seche I get great shine without looking globbed on. If you are looking for insane shine, either brand will provide that equaly great.

Dry Time:
  They both dry fast and not tacky. Poshe claims: dry to the touch in one minute, completely dry in Five minutes. I'm not so sure about that as the few times I've used Poshe on my hands I always end up with winkles on my nails... So it's safe to say that I don't sit there with a timer to see how long it takes for my top coat to dry but I know Seche Vite dries very fast and I've never had the wrinkle issue with Seche Vite.

Bottom Line:
  It's a personal preference thing when it comes to top coats. A top coat is important no matter what the brand. I think they are both great top coats but maybe for different things. I know it sounds like I hate Poshe, I don't. I really like the stuff but for specific things. Poshe is great for gritty glitters and pedicures. My pedis last soooo long and every few days I apply a fresh coat to revive the color. However I don't really like it over creme polishes too much. For cremes and my fingernails I prefer Seche Vite because it gives my manis a lovely glossy smooth finish. Plus with my tiny fingernails it's easier for me to use Seche because of it's smaller brush.

  So I hope this helps any of you that may have had any questions about which one to get. This is just observations that I have made after using both top coats that I felt were the most important points. If any of you lovelies have questions or additions and what not feel free to leave 'em in the comments :).

Thanks for reading :)
<3 Cristina

7 comments:

  1. thanks for doing this review it was very helpful!

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  2. Cristina,
    I am glad that you did a side by side with Poshe'. You know, you may be right, I do find that it dries too fast too, for my taste, even though it is my preferred brand. I never thought about the fact of the smaller brush of Seche Vite, because I have only used it a few times, it belonged to my sister. Hmm, I have smaller nail bed too. I may need to buy some for myself, and give it a compo. It does get tacky really quick, and I never noticed the deal w/cream polish, til you pointed it out~I NOW DO EACH TIME-THANKS brat! I use ALOT of creams! I so appreciate this blog, more than any other food, recipe, any type blog I think I have ever read! Thanks for ALL you do for us nail polish addicts! love,

    Dora J Crow
    Montgomery, Alabama

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  3. Dora- You are very welcome and thank you for the suggestion. I really love Poshe over glitters. It is the perfect top coat to smooth out the grit and makes the glitter look like it is floating over my nails. And like I said it is the best for pedis. MY pedis last so long I only have to change them because I get bored of the color haha.. Thank so much for the lovely compliments. This project wouldn't be fun or any good without readers like you :).

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  4. Dora- You are very welcome and thank you for the suggestion. I really love Poshe over glitters. It is the perfect top coat to smooth out the grit and makes the glitter look like it is floating over my nails. And like I said it is the best for pedis. MY pedis last so long I only have to change them because I get bored of the color haha.. Thank so much for the lovely compliments. This project wouldn't be fun or any good without readers like you :).

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