Savina Fantasia

Ok, so taking pictures for this post really makes me realize how I need to not buy cameras advertised through Amazon's Goldbox deal of the day.  Sureee, great price, but umm, it can't even focus properly??

Anyways, my current nail color is Savina-Fantasia.  I had purchased this color, with a few others, through a blog swap from Trace Face.  I had never heard of this brand before, but when I googled swatches for it, I knew I had to get it!




Normally for my swatches, I won't be using the nail care regimen that I used with Fantasia (I really love the color and want to keep it on for a few days), but here is what I used.


 This is Seche Rebuild and Recondition. I applied 1 coat of rebuild, then 1 of Recondition. I got these a couple of months ago for free from Sally Beauty Supply.  They had a 'buy 2 China Glaze polishes, get a free Seche Rebuild, Retain (not shown) or Recondition" promo.  So naturally, being the CG fan that I am, I purchased 6 bottles of CG and got all 3 Seche's (I'm bad, I know!!)
1 coat of Orly Nail Armor base.  I normally use 2 coats when doing a normal mani, but I opted out since I have the Seche on also.
 This is the top coat I used.  I gotta say, when I first bought this, it was amazing.  But now that I've had it for a few months, it's all gloopy and thick...Mental note: Must.Switch.to.Coveted.Seche.Vite.
 I had to sneak China Glaze in here somewhere lol. This is the cuticle oil I put on after my nails were completely dried from the mani.  It has a nice peppermint scent.  This mini .325 bottle I got from Sally's for around $3.

Now to the good stuff! Savina Fantasia


This color leans a little to the purplish side in the bottle, but once on the nail, it looks more pink.  The fine iridescent glitter really makes this color pop on the nail. The formula is a bit on the thick side, but with that said, it was surprisingly manageable with no problems.  It's fully opaque with just one application, but I used 2 coats - out of habit I guess. It dries to the touch very quickly, with a bit of a matte finish.


 A little blurry so you can see the sparkle.

Overall, I love this color and it is definitely in my top list of fav colors!

What do you think?

P.S. Any recommendations of a good camera??

XOXO
jess

6 comments

rebecca August 19, 2011 at 3:24 PM

hi! cute polish!

just wanna give you a bit of advice on the seche products - there is really no need to wear or own multiple. each one is meant for a different sort of nail condition, you should be using the one most suited to your own nails.
also both the ones you showed here contain formaldehyde, and you don't need to be exposing yourself to that twice.
(plus the bottom layer is blocking anything different in the top layer from penetrating your nail, so two layers is unnecessary.)

and you don't need Orly on top of the Seche either! you could be saving yourself a lot of money on basecoats by just using one lol. (not that you paid for the seche products! lol!)

you should decide which one is best for YOUR nails and go with it! :)
my nails are strong on their own so i use Retain as my base coat.
Retain is safe as a daily base coat but using the others every day can end up making your nails TOO hard and therefore brittle from the formaldehyde.

i hope this helps!

hello, polish! August 19, 2011 at 3:38 PM

omg-thank you! i love getting feedback like this. it really helps me out when going to buy products or realizing how to use ones i already own. i've noticed that when i use any of the seche's as a base alone, the polish lifts after the first day, second day max. but with the orly it lasts..weird. thanks so much again for the advise! very MUCH appreciated

TraceFace August 19, 2011 at 3:48 PM

LOVE!!!! The polish looks great on you, I am glad you are enjoying it. Rebecca has a lot of great tips, I agree with everything she said.

OPI Addict September 29, 2011 at 11:55 PM

This is such a pretty colour, love the shimmer in it! :)

jess//hello, polish! September 30, 2011 at 10:50 AM

@OPI Addict
I love the shimmer too! It is so much more beautiful than these pictures show..Maybe I should reswatch them and take pics on my new camera..hmmm LOL

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