11 August 2012

Sation Shock Me Twice Pink

Earlier this week I tried my first Sation polish...

Sation Shock Me Twice Pink swatch

This is Sation Shock Me Twice Pink, from the California Gleamin' limited collection and yes, that's colour-accurate. It's a brilliant, amazingly neon Barbie pink that still retains a hint of softness, thanks to its delicate blue shimmer. I had no idea that shimmer was there before I started painting my nails, but it adds so much depth to the overall colour.

There's a dash of the semi-satin finish common to most neons, but much stronger is its near-jelly texture that lets the light play through the shimmery polish to make it downright luminous.

Sation Shock Me Twice Pink swatch


I found Sation's brush easy to work with, and drying time was good, which was fortunate because of the one drawback I did have with Shock Me Twice Pink: it took me five coats before I was satisfied that no more VNL (visible nail line) remained. That may not be everyone's experience, though; Cris at Let them have Polish! used just 2 coats when she swatched this colour (along with more of the California Gleamin' collection). Plus I always seem to need a coat or two more than most to cover my VNL. Are my coats thinner? Are my nails just weird? I'd accept either explanation. So yes, your mileage could definitely vary.

If this were closer to an actual jelly, I wouldn't have stressed a little nail line showing, but I didn't mind all the layers as much, once I saw the results. I'll probably use a coat of another pink under this one next time, though, if only to make the bottle last longer.

Sation Shock Me Twice Pink swatch

Okay there is one more little drawback...but this one's a strictly personal problem. This polish was a gift, and now that I'm eager to try more of the California Gleamin' collection, I don't think Sation is actually available here. Oh, but speaking of which! I've done some more research and and some more hoofing it around town, and I'm almost ready to add some updates to my post on where to find nail polish in Hong Kong. I just need to check one more retailer first. Fingers crossed, I may have found the Deborah Lippmann counters!

26 comments:

  1. Ever since LTHP did her post on Sation I want them. WANT.

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    1. Aren't they awesome?! Her swatches of Oh My Oceania? COVET.

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  2. It's so gorgeous - and yes, you still can find polishes from the California Gleamin' coll.
    You could try a coat of white polish as underwear the next time, maybe you need lesser coats...

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    1. Thanks, Maria! If pink underwear doesn't work, I'll definitely go to white next. I think if the white makes this neon pop any more brightly, I'll be able to land planes at night with these nails! ^_^

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  3. Never heard of those..the color comes pretty close to CG Hang Ten Toes, without the jelly part though

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  4. I have to say this is gorgeous! <3

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  5. This is one stunning pink!! It is gorgeous!

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  6. gorgeous! need some of these polishes too!

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    1. Thanks, Lydz! Wish I knew where to get more--I didn't see them when I was in the States last month either, so I couldn't even begin to guess where to look.

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  7. omg this is such a stunning pink! love it!

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  8. Really like this color on your skin tone! I'm intrigued by these Sation polishes, hope to try them soon :)

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I was really surprised, this neon pink actually seemed to make my pale skin look almost tan!

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  9. I have such a soft spot for these blue leaning pinks. I don't have any Station - not sold around here but I do need to look on line because I hear so much now about the since they re-formulated/re-introduced their line.

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    1. I've definitely seen them on blogs more and more--just wish I knew where to find 'em now! ;)

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  10. I've never heard of Sation but this is such a pretty pink! The blue shimmer really makes it special :)

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    1. Thanks, Brittney! Apparently it's an older brand that was recently redesigned. It doesn't sound like it's available in a ton of places right now, but it seems like I've heard of it being carried in some US salons.

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  11. This color is AMAZING. I need to figure out where they sell Sation in NY.

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! If you do find out where they sell it, tell 'em they need to send more of it my way!

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  12. This polish is gorgeous!! That glow is amazing!

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    1. Thank you!! I couldn't believe how luminous it was!

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