I picked this up when looking for an alternative to my Seche Vite top coat, which is quite possibly the best there is, but also contains harmful ingredients. I like to switch my polish once if not twice a week, so a fast-drying top coat is a MUST for me. Insta-Dri is definitely a lot safer to use and less expensive - ESPECIALLY at Wal-mart. (If you can find anything at Wal-mart, it will ALWAYS be cheaper than anywhere else!) While not "equal" to Seche Vite, it is most definitely a worthwhile replacement that I love to use and would definitely recommend to anyone. Note that anti-chip top coats like these are not miracle workers; if you use low-quality or very old base coats and nail polishes, if you don't properly prepare your nailplate (ensure that it's completely free of oils/old polish), and if you don't properly apply your polish (use as few strokes as possible when applying thin, even coats), no top coat will make it last a long time. I use Nail-Aid Ultra Fast Growth as a base coat and I've used SH Insta-Dri top coat on Essie, SH Xtreme Wear, Zoya, Wet n Wild Fast Dry, OPI, SH Complete Salon Manicure, Butter London, Sinful Colors, Julep, Klean Color, and China Glaze polishes with great results (after five days, I got one small chip on one nail painted with Wet n Wild/Sinful Colors while doing some major housework; all of my other nails, including the accent nails on which I had a Julep color overlayed with a Sinful Colors polish still looked perfect). FYI: SH Insta-Dri FAR EXCEEDED the performance of INM's Out The Door Super Fast Drying Top Coat in terms of drying time and shine.
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