Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat is the latest and greatest manicure love of my life. It's medium range, available everywhere.... I have no idea how I never found it waaaay before now. It DOES dry fast, it DOES NOT get gloppy and it is the PERFECT finish to every color EVER!
Seriously, do yourself a favor, splurg the like, $5.99 for this top coat. You will not be disappointed, and I promise that. And when I say fast, I mean like one minute fast. Can I get a witness? It is the best top coat ever and I will shout it from the mountain tops... I LOVE SECHE VITE!!!!
As far as base coats go, and we all know that they are just as, if not more important as a top coat, I suggest OPI's Natural Base Coat. It looks like it has a pink tint; it does not.
Also dries SUPER fast and though it is, at most places, a bit more on the pricey end, it lasts FOREVER and your nails will thank you by never turning yellow or tint red. It looks at blacks and blues and says, "Bring it one!" Works like a charm, everytime.
I know that we all toot on about these polishes and they can lighter the load in your wallet, but if you love your nails, you have to protect them (AKA the base coat) and you have to keep all that pricey polish on as long as possible, looking a good as possible (AKA the top coat). So, ladies, buy all the cheap colors you want, but when it comes to these two, take my advice. You will feel better all around for doing it! Especially the mommies out there!
TTFN and nail love love to all!