The BEST Top Coats On The Market (2020)!

A good top coat can make or break a manicure! I’ve used dozens over the years and there are 3 that I always reach for and repurchase – sharing the perks of each and why you should have them all in your collection! Enjoy! XO

PS: Continue to leave your manicure-related video requests in the comments, I’m going to do my best to film as many as I can this month – yay for Febru-mani!

INM Out The Door:
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat:
Essie Gel Setter (free shipping):

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  1. Erica H on January 10, 2021 at 12:03 am

    All of these chip on me constantly 😭

  2. sarahs channel on January 10, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Think this is a must try I can’t use UV gels as I break out with allergy’s so think this would be a great choice for me I will buy these today give them a try xxx

  3. Jude Sincoskie on January 10, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Hi! I enjoyed your video and I subscribed! I would love to connect on Facebook, too

  4. Ayaana on January 10, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Love your makeup 💕

  5. FabuLisa on January 10, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Fabulous video! I’ve been doing my own nails since COVID, and they look amazing…of course after they grew out! Seche Vite is what I’ve been using, but agree, it gets goopy fast, so I’m going to pick up the other 2 you recommend. Thanks for sharing this awesome info!

  6. luvolwethu Nkomo on January 10, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Love your face beat

  7. Yvonne Yv on January 10, 2021 at 12:14 am

    My favorite Top Coat is Sally Hansen Insta Dry.

  8. Joan Shealy on January 10, 2021 at 12:14 am

    I use out the door top coat and every time I apply it it drags my polish of every single time I use it and I’m so careful I let a drop of top coat start to drip and then apply lightly and bam 💥 my polish is coming off I quit using top coat

  9. Shelly Stephen on January 10, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Does you manicure smug with essie when you go to bed?

  10. Elle on January 10, 2021 at 12:19 am

    I agree with all three of your recommendations, I love them too. Another top coat that I really like is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip in the red bottle. You should try that one if you haven’t, since I recall you mentioning how much you love Sally Hansen polishes.

  11. AshesOfRoses on January 10, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Oh, will definitely try the INM since I’ve never heard of it before. And have used Essie products before but not that particular top coat so will try that one, too. Thanks! ❤

  12. Julie’s makeup Vanity on January 10, 2021 at 12:21 am

    What are your favorite base coats

  13. Nat on January 10, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Poshé top coat is the best better than seche vite. Doesn’t shrink, doesn’t smell bad and doesn’t get gloopy.

  14. Kyra Musick on January 10, 2021 at 12:23 am

    I constantly had that problem with the seche vite! haha I LOVE INM thanks to you, but there’s one that I found that I like even better. It’s called Glisten & Glow. It’s amazing, dries fast and is super shiny. You can only get it from their website but it’s cheap, around $8.99.

  15. Viki Pazdur on January 10, 2021 at 12:24 am

    I get the Seche Vite top coat at for $5.50. 😊

  16. Maricarmen Arce Ochoa on January 10, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Hi beautiful thank you so much for your recommendations 😘😘😘

  17. C. Williams on January 10, 2021 at 12:31 am

    I used OTD for yrs and I loved it! However, for the last couple of yrs, it has been a problem! It shrinks on my nails when it dries and it dries and turns goopy in the bottle! I never use to have this happen!

  18. Adriana Torres on January 10, 2021 at 12:31 am

    which one helps your nail polish not chip? I’m so upset mines chip so fast..

  19. Anika on January 10, 2021 at 12:32 am

    I loved the seche vite top coat, but it gets gloopy so fast and it shrinks my polish!

  20. Kelly E. on January 10, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Ive tried to many top coats it’s ridiculous lol
    •inm-on my nails it never dried my polish. Overnight I still got sheet marks considering I painted my nails 2 hours before bed. The consistency of out the door is nice though.

    •SH instadry -left so many bubbles on my nails.

    •china glaze fast foward -it was so glossy but it shrank like crazy and it makes my nail polish peel the next day.

    •essie gel couture (twisted bottle) -didn’t like it because my nails never got dry.

    •Essie good to go dries quickly and has no bubbles and minimal shrinking but it’s not super shiny.

    •SH Diamond Flash- also left bubbles on my nails

    I just purchased poshe top coat from Sally’s and so far it’s my favorite. Dries in 5 minutes, shiny, no shrinkage, no bubbles. Haven’t tried seche vite because it’s not 3 free. I do wanna try the gel setter you mentioned though. And also want to try opi’s rapid dry.

  21. Trinitie Kedrowski on January 10, 2021 at 12:35 am

    I feel like Seche Vite makes my polish chip super fast. I might have to try another topcoat

  22. Ayana Cuevas on January 10, 2021 at 12:37 am

    On Amazon I can get a Seche Vite in a 2 pack for $10 or a 3 pack for $13. Might want to look into that it’s cheaper than one bottle of Seche Vite for $10.

  23. unknown on January 10, 2021 at 12:38 am

    can i use these top coats for acrylic nails 🍓

  24. Cheryl Rowe on January 10, 2021 at 12:38 am

    What is your lip color?? It’s beautiful! I use Seche Vite, and yes it does have it’s own thinner. I read it has something to do with the "different" formula of the top coat. Several years ago, I bought a 4 ounce refill bottle of Seche Vite, and will most likely never use it all. I’ve started doing gel polish on my fingers, but still do regular polish on my toes. I found the gel on my toes was WAAAY to hard to remove!

  25. Heather Hampton on January 10, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Can you use the INM on gel polish ?

  26. Trap Town on January 10, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Amanda Bellantoni

  27. Monica Maree on January 10, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Thank you for making this video. I have been curious about the Seche Vite but after you said it has a strong odor, I am going to go with the Essie Gel Setter.

  28. Mara Drews on January 10, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Warning Seche Vite has ingredients that aren’t good for women who are planning to have kids, ever. Only reason I know this is that I happened to purchase one that came in the box once, it didn’t bother me bc I’m 49 and have a 25yr old but I’m watching out for you young ladies.

  29. Thanairy Espejo on January 10, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Face value / Harmons… has the out the door for $4.99 and I always you a 20% off coupon.. essie has a new line of polish called quick dry and the packaging is different with more polish for you dollar 👌🏽buns up is my favorite shade what a perfect nude

  30. Naye Flair on January 10, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Can you try Seche Vice instant gel effect top coat it comes in a blue bottle.

  31. Blue Hydrangea on January 10, 2021 at 12:48 am

    I love Sally Hansen Gel Fortifier. I use it as both a base and top coat. It dries fast. I’m going to try the Essie as a top coat with the SH as a base coat and see what results I get.

  32. Emily on January 10, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Try the essie platinum gel top coat it’s amazing

  33. mywingsareyours on January 10, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Genuinely confused a nail tech once lmao she thought I had gel on but it was the essie top coat

  34. Art Dealer on January 10, 2021 at 12:49 am

    the inm out the door nail polish is even cheaper on the inm website depending on shipping

  35. heyheyitskaren on January 10, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Essie gel top coat is AMAZINGG! I always get compliments when I wear but it gets so gulpy so fast!

  36. Danai Morales on January 10, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Try the Glisten & Glow Top coat!!!(:

  37. Elle on January 10, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Hey Amanda, have you found that the OPI Infinite Shine topcoat (black bottle) increases the wear time of Infinite Shine polishes, or is the wear time equivalent to pairing with the Seche Vite/Essie topcoats? (I just saw your OPI Special Occasions mani video from a while back and am curious as to how the OPI topcoat compares.)

  38. Jess on January 10, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Essie top coat is my favorite! It’s so good! I got my sisters into it also lol

  39. KT on January 10, 2021 at 12:55 am

    After watching your video I decided to go with the essie gel setter but when I searched it on amazon the essie gel Couture came up as well and was wondering if you’ve had any experience with the gel couture ? Should I stick with the gel setter or give the gel couture a try?

  40. Amanda Rankin on January 10, 2021 at 12:56 am

    You probably get this all the time but you look like Leighton Meester. Great video! 😁

  41. Heidi Stutzman on January 10, 2021 at 12:56 am

    I stopped buying drug store top coats, they don’t compare to indie brands ive tried. My favorites are cuticula nail care top coat, superchic lacquer marvel liquid macro top coat and glisten and glow top coat.

  42. Kapil Maan on January 10, 2021 at 12:57 am

    This is a really good video, We tracked down an article about Best Coats on Amazon 2020 let’s checkout

  43. F O on January 10, 2021 at 1:00 am

    i find with the seche vite that it chips so easily

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