SensatioNAIL DIY Gel Polish Review

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

PR Sample

Sometimes you receive PR packages that are out of this world and this was totally the case with this bundle of goodies from SensatioNAIL.

Shamefully I got this back in January and the main reason I am so late posting this review is because I wanted to fully test all 14 of the colours I was kind enough to be sent. The other reason is I'm a complete lazy bones.

As well as the 14 gel polishes, I was also very generously sent a lamp (an essential part of gel polish application). Now the preparation of your nails and application of gel polish is very different to normal polish, I wont go into details here, but if you aren't sure on this process, google it and save yourself many a ruined mani.

I have tried these gel polishes many times and on many different people, and the result is always the same - excellent. They require between 2-3 coats and cure perfectly with the SensatioNAIL's LED lamp.

Rouge-ing On Up
An apple red polish that would suit many skin tones and is good in 2 coats. I wore this on valentines and it's also on my toes now. I love it.

I Pink I Love You
This pinky toned coral is the perfect holiday shade and would look incredible with a tan. I can't to wear it in the summer. It took 2 coats.

Candy Cane Crush
An orange based glitter with red and silver particles that builds up to full coverage in 3 coats.

Eternal Flame
A gold shimmery tangerine, I was surprised it needed only 2 coats as it was very sheer on the first coat.

Tickle Me Tinsel
A clear base containing iridescent flakies. I applied 1 coat of this gorgeous glitter topper over a cream gel polish I was wearing.

Shimmering Spruce
This sage green base is filled with green and silver particles and although I only used 2 coats, I think 3 would be better. This is not a colour I would choose to wear on it's own, however I can see it being the perfect accent colour come Christmas time.

Steel A Kiss
I was really not expecting to love this as much as I did. It's a gorgeous icy blue shimmer and it was perfect in 2 coats.

Ride The Wave
A tropical sea blue with icy shimmer, that's almost identical in formula to Eternal Flame. Only 2 coats to full coverage.

Pinky Purple People Eater
Another surprising colour that I'm more than a little obsessed with. It has a pinky/purple toned base with blue shimmer and just glows on the nail. Its amazing and need 3 thin coats.

Never Tell A Lilac
A grey tinged lilac that looks more purple in darker lights. I needed 3 coats for this, although once or twice it did need 4 when they were thin.

Feeling Grapeful
A dark muted purple that needs only 2 coats.

Iron Mama
Most possibly my favourite from the 14 I was sent (fortunate there were no pinks). It has an inky violet base with a bright silver shimmer and needs only 2 coats.

Galaxy Glitter
A sheer blue base with cobalt and silver glitter particles. Again I applied 2 coats but think a third would have covered some of the sheer patches on my nails.

Black Plum
This was a total surprise as it didn't look anything like the image on the bottle or box. However once I applied it I realised why as this is a very complex polish. It was a purple/black base with blue shimmer and tiny silver particles. I love it, and it was good in 3 coats.

I don't think I could possibly pick a fave from these 14, although I am a massive fan of Steel A Kiss and Iron Mama. Despite this, the one thing I can say with certainty is that SensatioNAIL is an amazing brand that not only offers an incredibly large array of colours in many finishes, but has produced a diy product of the highest quality.

At home gel nails have never been easier, or more beautiful.

If you're interested in buying any of these colours, you can pick them up online here and in boots stores priced at £12.50 each. The LED lamp is priced at £35 and is such a bargain.

Let me know if you have a favourite and if you've ever tried SensatioNAIL products, which your favourite is. I'm very intrigued to try the Polish To Gel products.

Vicky xx


  1. Wowza!! Lots of pretties here! I think my top 2 picks are Candy Cane Crush and Black Plum -- although give me a moment and I'd pick two other ones, LOL.

    1. Loads and loads of pretties! I think Candy Cane Crush is gorgeous, shame it's orange over red as it'd be perfect for Christmas otherwise. Buy I've def got it lined up for Halloween manis come the autumn xx

  2. How have I never heard of these?! Those colours are fantastic and some are so unique. That green shimmer sparkle one is like non I have ever seen before. Gorgeous swatches Vic. My fave has to be pink purple people eater. It also used to be the name of a cocktail I love from a bar in exmouth xx

    1. Haha - good old cocktails in Exmouth days ;)
      They're a very popular brand but maybe because you don't wear gels? We'll have to try them on you some time xx

  3. Love your swatches! There are so many great colours. I can only imagine the hours that it took to do the swatches for all of these. Well done!
    Tracy xx

    1. Thank you, it took ages and although I spread it over a few months, it did seem to be a mission. However I love the gels, they're so easy to use and handy to have for holidays etc xx

  4. Gorgeous swatches! I am really loving the "Tickle Me Tinsel" color!

    1. It's such a gorgeous glitter topper, it would look amazing over all the colours in this post xx

  5. What a great range of colours! I was gifted a Sensationail kit a few years ago for my birthday, and it restarted my love of nail polish again. I swapped from gels to regular polish maybe three years ago and my lamp has been neglected ever since :( You are making me want to dust it off and try again! I have some of these in my stash already, definitely have iron mama and ride the wave, possibly steel a kiss too.

    1. Thank you, I'm glad to have found another fan. You must dust it off and try some again, iron mama and ride the wave are both gorgeous. I love Steel a kiss. They've now also produced a 1 step gel range - how quick and easy xx

  6. Wow look at all those colours. Fab post hun xx

    1. They were so generous, I love the colour too! Thank you x


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