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.


These are your nails on drugs.


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. 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. 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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  2. 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. 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!

  3. 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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