Mama's always ahead of the curve.

By Patricia Shannon
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Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Credit: Amazon

How long have you been searching for a top coat that doesn't chip, fade, or peel within 48 hours of application? We hear you, sister. Top coats are like the college boyfriend everyone warned you about, full of potential, but a huge disappointment in the long run.

It wasn't until Mama passed along a little tidbit about her favorite clear polish that we finally perked up—we've come to take her opinion as obsolete, no need to consult other sources.

She's been relying on Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat for years now and a quick click or two on Amazon confirms 5,000 reviewers agree as well, not that Mama needs anyone to back her up.

What makes it best in class is a unique application process that might take some getting used to. You see, after applying your polish (whether it's a fresh coat of Essie Fiji or OPI Cajun Shrimp) you swipe on a thick layer of Seche Vite—while it's still wet. We know. It's a lot to take in, but trust Mama, if not us.

One Amazon reviewer said that she was sick of waking up with "sheet marks in the morning." You know, those ridges, dips, and waves that result from painting nails too close to bedtime? This coat cured her mani nightmares.

The quick-drying top coat doesn't just sit on top of your nail color like many other brands either. It's formulated to penetrate through nail lacquer all the way to the base coat, somehow gripping the polish in a way that protects nails from chipping and peeling while ensuring natural nails don't get that ghastly yellow cast once polish is removed.

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Now, we love a good product review but, let's be honest, Mama's opinion is the only one that really counts. It just so happens this fast dry top coat checks both boxes.