Saturday, January 26, 2013

Miss Professional Sation Nail Lacquer Swatch-A-Thon Post

Hello All! Now that I've gotten some tips on improving my photo quality, I've decided to write up my first swatch post! So, here's the deal. I won 4 bottles of Sation Nail Lacquer and a mini Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat from the Of Life And Lacquer blog giveaway. I'm super stoked for a few reasons. One of them being I have yet to try Seche Vite, and I really didn't feel like a true member of the nail community until I got my mini! Yay, now I belong! Another reason I was super stoked about winning this giveaway is I haven't tried Sation Nail Lacquer before either and I love trying out new polishes! Check it out...

 BYO Bottle from the Nailstock collection is a gorgeous, muted Raisin Plum color. It looks a bit on the brown side in certain light to me and I love it! Sation's formula is so easy to work with. It's just the right consistency and dries to a high-shine finish. I used a base coat and two coats of BYO Bottle for this swatch. NO top coat. Check out that shine! I'm really diggin' this polish :)

This is 3 Free-Dom, also from the Nailstock collection. I was totally speechless after applying 3 coats to achieve full opaqueness. OMG, I think this may be my favorite nude polish ever. Again, no top coat was used. I can't say enough how awesome the finish of Sation is! It's like there's a top coat built in. Amazing shine, I love that!

Next up is Stirring Silver from Sation's California Gleamin' collection. This one is really gorgeous too. It's a silver-blue cream with a very subtle blue-ish purple shimmer. You can see the shimmer in the bottle, but it doesn't really show up on the nails. Not that it's a problem, the color is gorgeous regardless. I really like this one, looks more blue than anything to me and I'm so into blues right now :) This swatch I used 2 coats of Stirring Silver and no top coat. As expected, it dried to a glossy, smooth shine.

My last Sation is Tardy Tart from the Class Of Sation collection. It's awesomeness in a bottle, no kidding. Purple is my favorite color! I own so many purple shades, but I really do think this one is my new go-to shade. Once again, I didn't use a top coat. The swatch below demonstrates the awesome pigment and shine using 2 coats of Tardy Tart. I love the names they come up with for these polishes! So cute :)

So, there you have it. My first swatch post. I've been wanting to put together a good swatch-a-thon post for you guys for a while now. I literally have hundreds of swatch photos on my pc, I just really don't want to show you guys cruddy photos. So with that said, I really must give a HUGE "Thank You" to the awesome Melissa of Claw of Cthulhu for the much needed photo advice, and for sharing the Nails by Kayla Shevonne blog post on light boxes & lighting with me. I also want to thank Cynthia of the Of Life and Lacquer blog for sending me these awesome polishes and that super sweet Seche Vite mini! I totally understand why she loves Sation Nail Lacquer so much. I've heard nothing but good things about Sation's 3-free formula and after trying 4 of them I must agree. The gorgeous collections, adorably silly names, and luxurious formula really does make Sation a must-have polish brand. At $5 a bottle, I believe they are well worth it. If you're interested in checking out Sation for yourself, you can visit their online shop here. You can also find them at TJ Maxx and Marshall's. Hopefully you have found my little post at least entertaining if not informative. So before I go I must ask...Will you try Sation Nail Lacquer? Do you already have some? And if so, do you love it? I'd love to hear your opinions. As always, constructive criticism and advice is welcome :)


  1. I feel like a proud mama right now. Seriously! You did these polishes proud! They all look gorgeous on you. I have my own bottles of all of those and have tried them all except for 3 free dom...which I suspect will quickly become a favorite. It looks fantastic on you. I'm glad that your first experience with Sation has been exceptionally positive! They should pay me for all the advertisement! ;) I just can't help sharing awesome products that don't make my wallet weep. And yes, welcome to the Seche should also try poshe--great top coat as well.

  2. Yay! I'm glad you like my post :) You've created a monster, I must get more Sation. Awesome stuff! I still haven't tried my Seche Vite yet, it's my precious and I'm saving it for "special" manis :) lol, I'm such a nerd! I must try poshe now too, you obviously have great taste! Thanks again for turning me on to a seriously sweet polish brand, I love them!

  3. Woot woot! Whoa girl, nice job on the swatches and huge difference on the photos! I can only see improvement from here! I've never heard of Sation before but if I see any, I'll have to keep my eye out - the application looks really smooth! Nice work! :D :D :D

  4. I have you to thank for it :) I took the lightbox & temporarily improvised till i buy the crap to make something more pleasing to the eye, lol. I have a t-shirt tacked up to my kiddo's old science fair board. its huge and is the perfect height for the light I'm using :) And you do really need to get some Sation, it is so awesome, dries so smooth and shiny! Thank you again for your awesome swatches and advise!

  5. So beautiful colors,the last one is amazing.*_*
    Maybe follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???
    Lovely greets Nessa
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  6. Yay, thank you! I love making new nail friends. I'm following you now, I'll add the bloglovin button to my blog so those that prefer can follow me that way :)