Seche Empress

Ever since I first reviewed my first Seche polish (Seche Irresistible review here), I’ve been wanting to try more of their polishes. When I saw that my nail place had gotten some new colors, I decided to pick up another one which is how I ended up with Seche Empress. This is such a Fall vampy color, but I am so going to rock it now. Today was so gorgeous and warm outside so it feels like the weather is finally more California-appropriate. I really enjoyed it! How unlike me! I can be such a grump…probably just like grumpy cat.

Seche Empress Swatch

Seche Empress is a very dark purple creme that looks basically black in most lighting. It is incredibly pigmented but doesn’t stain which is awesome. I did notice that the first coat was incredibly patchy and I had a few bald spots. I then applied a second thick coat ant that seemed to fix it. Since I have have tried two of these Seche polishes now, I think it’s safe to say that they are of good quality. However, I find that because they tend to dry a little quicker than other polishes, you have to work fast or else it gets goopy. They don’t dry like Seche Vite fast, but I did notice that these polishes dry faster.

Do you remember those ‘This is your brain on drugs.” commercials from the 80′s?

These are your nails.

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These are your nails on drugs.

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Yes, I like to call Max Factor Fantasy Fire, crack.  It is liquid crack for your nails. I really wish that my pictures could show how awesome this looks in real life. I wasn’t able to capture the purple/blue/green color shift in my pictures so poo to that, but I think most of you have probably already seen how amazing this polish can look in the sun.

Lastly, I wanted to mention that I will be closing my blog sale this Sunday. Thank you so much to everyone who helped me re-home so many of my pretties. It was hectic at times, but the money was a huge help while I was stressing about being jobless. Thankfully that is no longer a concern, but I still want to do one last purge. From now until Sunday, I will be offering a 20% discount on all orders (excluding shipping). While I have shipped internationally in the past, I will only be shipping to US addresses for this last round. You can check out the items I have for sale here.

Let me know what you think about my nails on crack. I’m kind of loving them right now! Thanks for stopping by, and I will talk to you soon.

11 thoughts on “Seche Empress

  1. 17 January, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I really really like that super dark, almost black, purple!! And of course I like it w the nail crack over it. I’m all for a little nail crack, just no plumbers crack. Haaaa. :p
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    1. 19 January, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Ewwww….plumbers crack! Although, all these girls with super tight, muffin top inducing jeans are always showing crack nowadays. I hate that! I sound so old. hahaha! And yes, this is an awesome color!
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  2. 17 January, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    That’s a great purple! I had to giggle at the nails on drugs – oh, so shiny, I want some of that!

    1. 19 January, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      lol…yeah! It really makes any polish look spectacular!
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  3. GK
    18 January, 2013 at 11:53 am

    These are both fabulous! How I wish I could find these! I would think Ulta would have the Seche colors since they carry the brand. I didn’t know Max Factor was still being manufactured, where did you get it?

    1. 19 January, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      I am actually surprised that I haven’t seen any of these Seche polishes anywhere but my little beauty supply place. A friend sent me the Max Factor polish. I think Max Factor is only sold in certain places in Europe. The UK seems to have the complete line, but I think it’s spreading a bit. Too bad they don’t sell much here anymore. I remember that they sold my favorite mascara ever: Max Factor 2000 Calorie.
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  4. 20 January, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I looooove this shade of dark purple…I don’t think I actually have a purple that dark in my collection, hmmmm. I haven’t seen any of the new Seche polishes except for like 2 glitters when I’ve been out and about. If I see this I’ll most likely pick it up…unless something else distracts me.
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    1. 20 January, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      I’ve seen those glitters a lot on line and they look kinda weird. I saw them at my nail place and…ick! This color is so freaking dark…I keep thinking that I should put some flaky polish over it. I bet it would look amazing!

  5. 25 January, 2013 at 10:58 am

    omg am I in love!!! that topper really is crack, its super gorgeous!!!!
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  6. 11 February, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I so love it! Try also China glaze’s VIII ;)

  7. Lesley
    1 March, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I love grumpy cat! I also love this polish on you.
    Heck yes I remember those commercials! I think “your nails on crack” are amazing! Who know I’d ever be pro-crack?

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