Sation Nail Lacquer | Love At First Byte Swatches Plus Holiday Spirit

Sation Nail Lacquer - Love At First Byte swatch

Love At First Byte by Sation is a peachy pink color from the Miss Antoinette collection. Ipsy and Sation teamed up for Sation Nail Lacquer For Ipsy in which glam bags got Of Corsette I’ll Call You or Love At First Byte. I received Sation nail polish in Love At First Byte in my April 2013 Ipsy glam bag. It seems more brownish in photos than it does it person, it’s lighter so you see more of the peachy pink I mentioned.

Sation Nail Lacquer for Ipsy - Love At First Byte
Sation Nail Lacquer for Ipsy – Love At First Byte

Love At First Byte is a very sheer nail polish. If you’re a fan of sheer nail polish, you might love this. If not, you’ll most likely need several coats to obtain an opaque finish. I also found it runny which is odd for Sation. With the polish being so runny, I had a hard time working with the wide brush on my tiny fingernails. Here is a swatch using 3 coats of Love At First Byte.

Sation Nail Lacquer - Love At First Byte swatch
Sation Nail Lacquer – Love At First Byte swatch

I rarely use 3 coats of nail polish unless I’m doing some type of nail art, so this nail polish wouldn’t work for me alone. I like the color but it just takes too much to build up and frankly I don’t have time for that just for a solid color manicure. I tried applying white nail polish, Snow White by Zoya, as a base to see if that helped. Nope…here is 2 coats of Snow White with 3 coats of Love At First Byte. Yikes, that’s 5 coats of nail polish total!

Sation Nail Lacquer - Love At First Byte over Zoya Nail Polish Snow White
Sation Nail Lacquer – Love At First Byte over Zoya Nail Polish Snow White. Love At First Byte was still extremely sheer so it barely covered the white nail polish and just looked like a completely different color.

Since I’m a huge fan of Sation Nail Lacquer, I wanted to try everything I could to love this nail polish. Since I like the color, just not the thinness, I decided to try some quick nail art. I used Million Dollar Red, one of my favorite nail polish colors by Sation and Holiday Spirit. Apparently I was too lazy to give it a real go since this little project was total bust! Eek!

Sation Nail Lacquer - Love At First Byte, Million Dollar Red & Holiday Spirit nail art
Sation Nail Lacquer – Love At First Byte, Million Dollar Red & Holiday Spirit nail art.

Finally I found that I liked the accent nail with glitter on it. So I decided to start over and apply it to all of my nails. Here is 2 coats of Love At First Byte with Holiday Spirit glitter nail polish on top.

Sation Nail Lacquer - Love At First Byte with Holiday Spirit
Sation Nail Lacquer – Love At First Byte with Holiday Spirit glitter nail polish (camera flash used)

Final Verdict On Sation Love At First Byte

So, do I like Love At First Byte alone? No. Do I like Love At First Byte with nail art? Not yet but that’s my doing. Do I like Love At First Byte with glitter nail polish? Yes! Safe to say I’ll keep this nail polish around for using glitter nail polish but I personally would not purchase it. It’s only $5 but Sation has plenty other colors I’d rather buy. It’s not my style but maybe it’s yours! Have you tried Love At First Byte or any Sation nail polish?

Sation Nail Lacquer - Love At First Byte with Holiday Spirit
Sation Nail Lacquer – Love At First Byte with Holiday Spirit (no camera flash used)
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  1. April 23, 2013 / 10:30 AM

    I think if it was a little darker I would try it, but the sheerness doesn't really sound like my thing.
    xoxo Aimee
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