Friday, June 15, 2012
Usually, I have much love for Seche's iconic fast drying topcoat, Seche Vite. It can be applied to wet nails without pulling or dragging nail art and is touch dry within moments to give a high-gloss glass-like shine that lasts for days on end.
I have been less than impressed with my most recent bottle, however. I bought it in Boots during one of their 3 for 2 promotions and cracked it open for its maiden use last weekend.
Notice anything awry?
How about if we zoom in a bit?
Look! Loads of doony black specks! At least they're just on the neck of the bottle and won't affect the product's performance in any way.
Yeah. You can imagine how unimpressed I am about this. A user on Make Up Alley reported the same problem, so I know it's not a one-off. Seche have been no help in advising what causes it, but I'm guessing it's some kind of fallout from the labelling, which is printed directly onto the glass bottle.
Despite cleaning the neck and inside of the lid and being careful not to disturb the bits that have settled on the bottom of the bottle, new particles appear every time it's opened which renders this brand new bottle of (expensive) topcoat effectively useless.
I'll be inviting the wrath of Boots staff and unboxing all Seche Vite in future to give it the once over before purchase; you might like to do the same.
Black specks ruining an otherwise perfect paint job is never a good look!