Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pro FX Quick Dry High Gloss Top Coat Review

Review time!

I have finally made up my mind about the Pro FX Quick Dry High Gloss Top Coat.  I have been using this for quite a while now.  The level in the bottle is actually down to about the top of the words Pro FX.

I've been going back and forth on how I felt about this product for a while now and tonight I have made up my mind.  I do not like it.  When I used this last Saturday, I had to repeatedly dunk my nails in ice water to harden the polish after I used this.  I tried it again, putting it on around 9:30 at night, and as I type this at 1:30  in the morning, I can still get imprints in my polish.


  • Cost
  • very glossy and shiny
  • the bottle will last a long time
  • it also comes in a 2.5 fl. oz. bottle (this is a pro if you like the product)


  • actually makes the polish under it dry even slower, as in a couple of hours later and I can still get dents in the surface
  • A little too much product comes out on the brush - it will literally drip off the brush onto anything unless you wipe it on the rim first
  • since I don't like the product, the size of the bottle is also a con

While I LOVE the Fiberized Ridge Filler Base Coat from this line, I am completely let down by the "quick dry" top coat.  I'm not sure I will ever use this bottle up since for me it doesn't work.  Unfortunately, the search continues for a GOOD/EXCELLENT quick dry top coat.

If you have any suggestions on quick dry top coats that really do work, please let me know :-)

**all products purchased by me


  1. Have you tried the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat? It is similar to Seche Vite but I am on my third bottle of this because it is much cheaper than the Seche.

    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! :-) I've actually gone through most of a bottle of the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, but now it's pretty thick and bubbles on me. My current fave is Sally Hansen Diamond Flash. :-)

  2. Try China Glaze Fast Forward top coat!!! ITS AMAZING!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! More thanks for the suggestion! It's perfect timing since I'm due for a new bottle of a fast dry. I'll have to pick that up the next time I'm at the supply store! :-)