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Digit-al Dozen Does Fashion: Sation Nail Art Inspired by Badgley Mischka Resort 2014 Dress

 press sample 
It's Digit-al Dozen Week and this month's theme is fashion! I've been really excited about this theme. I love reading Miss Ladyfinger. She's really perfected the art of the fashion inspired mani. This will be a busy week! Some of my posts will perform double and even triple duty...Digit-al Dozen Art, swatch posts, new product launches and more Cosmoprof North America news. And some days you'll get multiple posts. I hope you don't mind! :)

I accomplished today's look using all Sation nail polishes. I've purchased a few Sations in the past (including one that I'm using today), but I hadn't had the chance to try them. So today is really my first experience with the brand. I'll give you some thoughts on that at the end of the post. First, let's get to the fashion! My fashion inspiration is a dress from the 2014 Badgley Mischka Resort Collection. There's something about hot pink and red together that I love! [click the pic for a larger view of the dress]

Badgley Mischka Resort 2014 Inspired Mani using Sation Nail Polishes

I decided to interpret the neckline into a half-moon manicure over a nude nail, so I started with one coat of Sation Chocolate Chip Resistant as my base. To mimic the sheer top, I placed hole reinforces over the cuticle line and dabbed Sation Guillotine Grape onto a plate. I dipped a small flat nail art brush into a touch of nail polish remover, then dipped it into the polish and quickly washed the color onto my nail.

Badgley Mischka Resort 2014 Inspired Mani using Sation Nail Polishes

After that was dry, I taped off a straight line and polished two coats of Sation Delete Your Junk Mail, a bright, squishy red with a fine pink microshimmer. The rest was really a lot of drawing and dabbing and dotting with Queenie in a Bottle (pink) and Guillotine Grape until I was satisfied. Obviously there isn't enough real estate on my nail bed to follow the pattern exactly.  I tried to come up with an iconic version that wasn't too crowded. I finished with NYX Silver Pearls. I'm really happy with how it turned out! Be sure to check out the other Digit-al Dozen Fashion masterpieces at the end of this post!

Badgley Mischka Resort 2014 Inspired Mani using Sation Nail Polishes

My Thoughts On Sation...

I wasn't able to stop by the Miss Professional booth (the makers of Sation) at Cosmoprof North America. But they kindly followed up with a few sample polishes and info on their upcoming  Fall release, the Miss-Terranean Collection (press release here). I was really impressed with the formula and application...especially the brush. It was substantial (but not wide) and stiffer - a perfect brush for the consistency of the polish.  The colors I used in this look are from the Candylandia and Miss Antoinette (Spring 2013) Collections. You can find Sation at local beauty supply stores and at www.misspn.com. Follow them on facebook here.