Seche Vite dry fast top coat

Seche Vite. Perhaps the most popular top coat ever. If you are female and have nails you’ve probably heard of it. If you still haven’t here’s the lowdown:


  •  A top coat? More of a car paint sealant. Seriously.
  • Should be applied on wet nail polish, dries within seconds
  • No fuss application
  • Gel-like finish on any nail varnish, even the rubbish ones
  • One bottle should last at least half a year with weekly applications
I can think of just two downsides – it stinks and also, getting a thinner (also from SECHE – Seche Restore) is an absolute must. However, Seche Restore can be used with any nail polish so the money is well-spent. Talking about the money – both the top coat and the thinner shouldn’t set you back much more than 20$.

Here’s what Seche says:

Seche Vite™ dry fast top coat is widely acknowledged as the world’s finest top coat. Specially formulated to penetrate through nail lacquer to the base coat forming a single solid coating over the nail plate for a much more durable finish. Guaranteed not to yellow while leaving nails silky, stronger and resistant to chipping and peeling.

Would I repurchase? YES!


What’s your favourite top coat?


February wishlist

My current obsessions, in random order:

1.) Lancôme LA VIE EST BELLE

I’m in love. Sweet but not sickly sweet, strong but not overpowering. The smell lasts forever. Why on my wishlist instead on my bathroom shelf already? It’s darn expensive… :patience:

La vie est belle - DELICIOUS!
La vie est belle – DELICIOUS!


THE highlighter. The name speaks for itself.

BB SB in ''rose''
BB SB in ”rose”

3.) NAYO KEMON hair colour

The first hair dye that I don’t have a bad reaction to – completely odourless and very gentle to my sensitive scalp. Unfortunately I can’t seem to be able to get it online as it’s for professional use only – any info appreciated!

NaYo Kemon
NaYo Kemon

4.) A girl for our lab – collie – pug (yes, pug!) mix Kuma-chan 😉

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hugs, snm

Covering redness – ARTDECO Camouflage Cream

First and foremost, my deepest apologies to anybody who has occasionally dropped by only to find nothing new on the blog – as I can see on my stats, there have been quite a few of you during this looooong time since the last post. What can I say, I had some major changes in my life last year…selling and buying a flat, moving and getting married – being some of them.

The reason I’m back today after such a long time is ArtDeco’s Camouflage Cream, it has completely changed my morning routine and I just had to share it! Ok, my friends know that I usually joke about my skin being my best organ. I guess I have genetics to thank for that. Of course, I still needed a dozen products and a small fortune to get me through the door in the morning for a long time. That is, until I found this little miracle! This is a true life saver for anybody with rosacea or redness-related skin conditions.

What ARTDECO says:

Waterproof cover cream for every skin type to cover red veins, pigmented moles, port-wine stains, tattoos, etc.

What snm/I say:

Very true. Also, if it covers tattoos it’s simply bound to cover just about anything. Seriously, if I had Mr. Christian Grey in my bedroom this would have covered all the signs of crying/boredom. It’s that good. Not convinced? Read on:

  • a little goes a long way, I usually repurchase every 6 months with everyday use
  • doubles up as a foundation AND concealer – just dab Camouflage Cream on the face where needed using preferred application tool (fingers, sponge, brush)
  • provides full coverage AND it’s waterproof
  • it’s very affordable (around 6 € / 4 £ / 7 $)
  • can be used all year round, stays put even in extreme conditions (50 shades not being one of those IMO)


Have you tried this little miracle? Any opinions? Also, any thoughts on ”50 shades of Grey” are more than welcome!!!

LOVE, snm