03 September 2012

Sasatinnie P632 Rose

Again with the lackluster polish names! I picked up Sastinnie P632 Rose because just looking at the bottle, I had no idea what it would actually look like, and that kind of intrigued me. Was it a metallic, a foil, a shimmer, even a (shudder) frosted pink straight from the 1970's? The answer is...yes? And I love it! Almost love it, that is. But more on that in a minute. First, a picture!

Sasatinnie P632 Rose swatch


As to whether it's a metallic, foil, shimmer, or frost, it's really a bit of all of them. Primarily a foil polish, this rosy pink (with soft, lilac undertones) applied beautifully. The first coat was a bit thin and patchy, but it built very well--a couple of nails have a 3rd coat, but that's more to do with my paint job than the formula itself. And the foil is so shiny and reflective as to be practically metallic! It's not a smooth, mirror shine, though, due to the foil particles, which act a bit like shimmer in indirect light. And yes, it's just the tiniest bit frosty and brushstroke-y, but as much as I usually dislike those things, they don't detract from the overall prettiness. As a matter of fact, seeing how lovely this polish turned out to be has convinced me to give Zoya Rory another try.

Sasatinnie P632 Rose swatch

Sasatinnies don't usually have extra designations like "Rose" in their names; it's usually just the number-y blah blah blah. But that extra word holds the key to why I didn't fully love this polish. It's rose-scented. And I can't stand rose-scented. The smell of actual roses? Heavenly. Rose-scented things totally overwhelm my ridiculously sensitive sense of smell. So as much as I love the colour and finish of Sasatinnie P632 Rose, I found it a new home with a polish-loving friend who also likes rose-scented pretties.

10 comments:

  1. That bottle is super cute! Total drag about it being scented. Flowery scents bug me, I think it was my Ludurana that had a powdery-old person smell. Drove me NUTS!

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    1. I love these Sasatinnie bottles too! Plus the wide, flat cap makes the brush really easy to control.

      Flowery scented things just clog my brain or something. ;p

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  2. I find that foily frosts all seem to have thin formulas, so I'm not surprised you found that here.

    As to the names, I'm with you. Why do so many brands outside of the US just number their polish or give them the John Smith equivalent of a label name? Frustrating.

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    1. Haha, you just made me think of a Philosoraptor macro I saw the other day: "Does The Doctor use John Smith so often because it's such a common name? Or is John Smith such a common name because The Doctor uses it so often?"

      Trust me, it's funny if you're a Doctor Who fan. ^_-

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  3. Lol, I have a couple of these polishes, such a pain in the rumpuss that there are no names >.< This color is really pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! Yeah, pretty colours really deserve more than a license plate. ;)

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  4. Ooh I don't like rose scented products either. But this polish is pretty!

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  5. This polish looks gorgeous and the packaging is so cute! I've never tried a scented nail polish, I can't imagine a scent mixed with the smell of nail polish being any better than the smell of nail polish alone, haha.

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    1. Thank you! And hah, you are so right--my nails didn't suddenly smell like rose perfume; they smelled exactly like rose-scented nail polish. >_<

      It might not be nearly so overwhelming for me with a different scent, though. Come to think of it, my China Glaze Fairy Dust kind of smells like bubble gum...

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