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Brand: Seche / Type: Nail Varnish / Suitable for: Nails

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      26.12.2013 22:12
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      Great nail polish

      I have a Glossybox subscription, and this was one of the goodies in my December box. I tend to bite my nails, and don't often wear nail polish, but I liked the idea of this, as it looked to be a premuim brand, although not one that I've heard of before.

      The colour that I received was 69242 Rendezvous, which I would describe as a bubblegum pink colour. The website describes it as a bright creme pink, and this would be an accurate description in my opinion.

      While I hadn't heard of the brand before, they have been in existence since 1991 and they are best known for their quick drying top coat, and their topcoat is now available in 58 shades, one of which I own, thanks to Glossybox. All Seche's nail polishes are also free from DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde.

      From a few other reviews, I was expecting a quality product, and I wasn't disappointed. The long lid and wide brush meant that it was easy to apply even for a novice like me. The wide brush means that I only needed a couple of strokes to cover my whole nail, and I found that the consistency of this also helped with the application - it wasn't too thick or too watery.

      I found that I only needed one coat of this polish to get a bright colour, and I was also amazed when I found that it dried almost instantly as well. It also leaves a very glossy sheen, and looked like I had applied a top coat, when I'd only applied the one coat.

      I also have found that with some other brands, my polish chips after a day or two, but I can manage a week with this polish. It is however, very easy to remove once it does start to chip.

      I would definitely recommend this nail polish - it is slightly more expensive than some, but it is well worth the £9 or so that it will cost you, as you don' need a topcoat with this polish, and you do end up using less because it is such good quality. According to the packaging, this should keep okay for 36 months. While this isn't a colour of polish that I would have chosen, I found that I really did like this when it was on my nails, and I will definitely check out more from this brand. It is a good brand to try if you are a bit of a novice when it comes to nail polishes, as it is pretty much foolproof in it's application.

      Check out www.seche.com for further information.

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      21.12.2013 18:41
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      A quality nail lacquer from Seche

      As a subscriber to Glossy Box, each month I receive a selection of beauty products; some of which are full sized and the others being a travel version. Contained within one of my recent boxes was a full sized 14 ml glass bottle of nail lacquer from the brand, Seche, which was totally unfamiliar to me.

      I initially groaned at receiving yet another bottle of nail polish, as Glossy Box send them in almost every box and I'm now inundated with an array of bottles. However, I love painting my nails and the colour they sent me, namely 69215 Enamored looked perfect for my needs and I was eager to try it out.

      I was interested to learn that the brand has been in existence since 1991, so I'm unsure why I've not previously heard of them, particularly as I love the challenge of trying and testing out new brands and products. The bottle offers a fairly lengthy lid, so I am able to obtain a firm grip as I unscrew it to reveal the good sized brush. I have found that those bottles that offer short lids can become extremely difficult to unscrew especially when they've been used a few times, as the nail polish adheres underneath. As a result, I've needed to use an elastic band tightly wound around the lid in order to obtain a firm grip.

      As I was totally unaware of the brand I was unsure of the quality of the product and the fact that the bristles contained in the brush were all the same length was the first indication that Seche is a high quality. I find the polish extremely easy to apply as the consistency is perfect and neither too runny or thick.

      The bristles hold a sufficient amount of polish to enable me to sweep the colour along the length of my nail in three sweeps beginning with the centre. Unlike a few brands that I've used in the past, the bristles do not fan out and subsequently catch the edges of my skin located at the side of my nails. Furthermore, despite using the nail lacquer on numerous occasions, none of the bristles have detached themselves.

      The colour Enamored is simply stunning and can be described as a mid shade of plum/dark pink with a touch of red and it offers a high level of pigmentation as well as being slightly metallic. I find that one coat perfectly covers the nail without it appearing patchy although I always apply a second to strengthen the colour in addition to slowing down the signs of chipping.

      I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly the polish dries especially as it isn't marketed as fast drying. I love the healthy glossy finish that the polish offers and it is evident that premium ingredients have been used. To prolong the lifetime of my polishes I would advise that I initially begin with a base coat so not to stain the nail when using a dark colour and I finish with a top coat.

      Despite my hands being in and out of water a good few times each day, the longevity of the polish is extremely impressive as it is only on day six that I begin to notice a few chips at the tips of my nails. As a result, I am easily able to touch up the marks with a sweep of polish to obtain a further few days of wear.

      An issue I've experienced with a few brands of polish, particularly those that are cheaper, is that when handling papers in work, a line of polish would transfer from my finger nails onto the sheets of paper. However, this is not an issue I have experienced with Seche and as a test I rubbed my nails against some white paper and not a single mark transferred. The polish is easily removed with an ordinary nail polish remover and as I use a base coat I cannot speak of my nails being stained.

      I really did not know what to expect from this brand, but it far exceeded my expectations in terms of the colour and longevity and for that reason it receives five stars from me together with a high recommendation. You can make a purchase from online stores such as Boots and Amazon where it will set you back around £8.49.

      I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.

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        01.01.2013 12:16
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        Not for me

        This is a review of Seche Elegant nail varnish which I recieved in a recent beauty box. I have used the Seche base and top coat in the past and know they are highly regarded in the beauty industry so I was pleased to try a coloured nail polish by the same makers. This would not be a colour I would have chosen, in that it is a metallic, coppery colour but sometimes it's good to break your own boundaries so I gave it a try on my toes as a low risk strategy (!).

        A bit about
        The Seche brand have only recently released a new line of nail colours which includes the colour 'elegant' amongst its 33 available colours. They are free from DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde.

        In use
        I was amazed that just one coat was enough to coat the nail completely and there was no need for further coats. It didn't dry quickly like the top coat does but I found a layer of their top coat added a great gloss and glass like finish to the coppery colour. I used a base coat as the colour was strong and I wanted to avoid staining the nail. I also find this helps with removing polishes as long as you sweep upwards with the remover rather than grinding it in to the nail bed.

        My thoughts
        I was impressed with the quality of the nail colour and its coverage but sadly was not enamoured with the colour. I would definitely not wear this copper tone on my finger nails. It was passable on toes but they are quite covered in Winter so I don't have to look at them that often!

        Price and size
        The bottles are on the generous side at 14ml and can be bought online in all the 33 colour ways at £4.65 from the beauty express website.

        Final word
        I would definitely be interested to try further colours from the Seche range, but will probably pass this bottle on to my mum who does like coppery and orange toned nail varnishes. I think that it's great that Seche have developed a further range and think it will be a best seller amongst those who already use their famous quick drying top coat and they also sell a thinner for when your polish thickens (usually when the bottle gets half empty) and I think this would work well in their coloured polishes too. I think the prices are quite reasonable for a high quality polish and am only sorry I didn't really like the colour I got in my beauty box.

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