Sation Hot 4 Teacher + OPI Spotted

Young teacher, the subject
Of schoolgirl fantasy
She wants him so badly
Knows what she wants to be
Inside her there’s longing
This girl’s an open page
Book marking – she’s so close now
This girl is half his age

I am a rabid The Police fan so I don’t need much encouragement to burst out into song whenever something reminds me of one of their songs. When I got Sation Hot 4 Teacher, I started singing “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” at the store. Seriously. I’m not lying. People already know I’m a little “whacky” at my usual nail places so they didn’t think anything was out of the ordinary.

My freshman year of college, I was hopelessly in brain love with my literature professor. His class was at 8:00 am. and I never missed a single session despite the fact that it was 3 times a week. I would sit in the back of the class and literally swoon when he would regale us with his stories or get into deep discussion about Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson, John Dunne, Baudelaire or TS Eliot. I found ways to take more of his classes which I did. One year, in his American Literature class, we had to write a paper on Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. At the same time, I was reading Jean Anouilh’s version of Antigone in my French Literature class so I incorporated both books and heroines into my paper. The reason why I still remember this is because he wrote such glowing comments on my paper that I felt I was walking on air for the rest of the week.  So while I really was “half his age,” I wasn’t some ingenue. I don’t even think he was extraordinarily handsome when I look back, but he was so intellectually stimulating that I was so into him. Sadly, not that it mattered because I wouldn’t have done anything anyway, he was happily married. So, Dr. B****, I really wanted to brain bone you. Oh yeah, really badly. (Yes, I’m a nerd. SHUT UP!) Now, if only he had been the one to compliment me in class all the time and act creepy when I went to his office hours for help instead of my Comparative Religion professor…no, the irony is not lost on me.

Talk about tangents…back to the nail polish. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I LOVE SATION. Hot 4 Teacher is another polish from the Class Of Sation Collection, and I am in love with its radioactively bright magenta goodness. Like most neons, this dries to a satin finish which I like but much prefer it with a coat of Seche Vite.

Here are some shots of Hot 4 Teacher with and without topcoat:

    

    

    

And now for the polish I was super excited to receive…OPI Spotted!

    

I received OPI Spotted courtesy of the lovely Sabrina from Polish In Paris. (Merci ma belle! Merci mille fois…tu n’imagines pas combien j’adore ce vernis!!!) I had already read online that it’s important to apply this very thinly or else you won’t get many spots. As you can tell, I applied it too thickly on my pinky so I didn’t get  much of the spotted effect. You really have to apply the thinnest coat possible if you want a lot of spots. And just to make you more jealous, she also sent me 3 other polishes that look amazing and that I can’t wait to try. Eat your heart out:

Ok, so I really didn’t mean to rub it in your face, I just feel like I won the polish sweepstakes. 😀

So what do you think of Hot 4 Teacher? What about my inappropriate obsession with my lit professor? What are your feelings on OPI Spotted? Is it something you would wear?

Thanks for stopping by and catching up with me. I hope you will be back. I swear I’m not psycho. Really, I’m not…….

49 thoughts on “Sation Hot 4 Teacher + OPI Spotted

    1. I keep wondering when we will start seeing other companies copy this and we will see our own version being released here in the US. I actually thought we'd have a dupe by now!

  1. can i be honest? well, i will be anyways.. i didn't like spotted that much!!! back to kiko polish, I LOVE KIKO. As I mentioned bfore i lived in italy for a while, so last year, my husband had to go to his job's HQ in switzerland, and he took one week off and went to visit our friends on italy (and I stayed home, what a good and lovely wife that let her husband go on awesome vacations without her! YAY, not!). our anniversary was like 3 days after his arrival, and he went CRAZY on kiko and brought me a LOT of stuff, including 6 amazing polishes that I LOVE.
    So, after my tangent (hahaha) i just want to say that if you haven't tried KIKO yet, you will fall in love just as I did. I'm going to Spain next year, and believe me I wil go crazy again on one kiko store..!! let's see if we have to buy another suitcase, just like chicago hahaha~!

    1. LOL…I guess it's not for everybody. I really like how different it looks. A friend said it looks more sophisticated than crackle and I agree!

      That was so awesome of him to bring you back a bunch of polishes! It just goes to show that he knows what is important. lol I am really excited about trying out Kiko…all three colors Sabrina sent me are amazing. You're so luck to be traveling so much! I haven't gone on a proper vacation in ages. In fact, my last real vacation was almost 10 years ago!!!

      1. well actually the trip for chicago was almost free! our credit card gives us miles for every dollar we spend, so the tickets were free, the hotel cheap.. 🙂
        the europe trip has been painful to my pocket, i have a christmas saving, and in the end of the year i will have enough money to buy tickets and prepaid the hotel for 2 weeks 🙂

        you will love kiko.. i just feel like using mine once i get home!!

  2. OMG! Juste un mot : MAGNIFIQUE! Je trouve que le Spotted te va super bien!!!!! Hot 4 Teacher et le Spotted sont super ensemble, c'est très joli!
    Ton "obsession" pour ton professeur de littérature, c'est juste trop drôle et mignon ;p
    Et sinon, j'ai choisi les KIKO juste parce que je savais que tu ne pouvais pas les avoir ^^, dis moi ce que tu en penses 🙂

  3. GAH! Now it will be in my head all day: don't stand so, don't stand so, don't stand so close to me!
    I am DYING over your lit professor story. I'm trying to remember if I was ever hot for a professor, but I don't think so. I was, however, into my boss at the job I started sophomore year of college. He had his Master's in English, so I had that same sort of nerdy adoration for him. It didn't last long…I quickly found out he was dating the girl next who sat next to him (and me) and that was it for the infatuation!
    This somehow just reminded me that I met one of my long-term customers from France this year at a trade show. SWEET SAUSAGE MCMUFFINS, this guy was GORGEOUS! This is an EXTREME rareity in my industry…all my co-workers (male and female) remarked on him. I was a blushing, rambling idiot, he was that good-looking. Thanks for round-aboutly bringing up that memory ;P
    Say whaaat? You got Spotted? It looks REALLY cool over this color…my favorite swatch of it so far! I *am* also eating my heart out over your haul ;p
    I can read Polish In Paris' comment: yay!

    1. I love the idea of nerdy adoration. Have you ever read Erica Jong's Fear of Flying? Ok, here is a passage that I so identified with when I read it. (Who cares that i was in my mid-teens. lol)

      "It was probably Brian’s brilliance and his verbal pyrotechnics which made me fall in love with him in the first place. He was a great mimic, a spellbinding talker, one of those gifted raconteurs who seems like something out of a Dublin pub or a J. M. Synge play. He had the gift of gab; he was the Playboy of the Western World (straight from Los Angeles). I’ve always set a high value on words and have often made the mistake of believing in words far more than in actions. My heart (and my cunt) can be had for a pithy phrase, a good one-liner, a neat couplet, or a sensational simile. Did you ever hear that American rock song called Baby Let Me Bang Your Box which appeared briefly on the air waves before being banned into Broadcasting Limbo forever? It went something like this:

      Baby let me bang your box
      Baby let me play
      on your pianer…
      Well, in my case it should go:
      Sweetheart let me screw your simile
      Sweetheart let me sleep in your caesura…

      It was definitely Brian’s braininess I flipped for. You don’t know what the other brainy boys at Columbia were like in those days: flannel shirts with twenty-five leaky ballpoint pens in their breast pockets, flesh-colored frames on their thick glasses, blackheads in their ears, pustules on their necks, pleated trousers, greasy hair, and (sometimes) hand-knitted yarmulkes held on by one lonely bobby pin. They commuted by subway from their mothers’ matzoh-ball soup in the Bronx to the classrooms of Moses Hadas and Gilbert Highet on Morningside Heights, where they learned enough literature and philosophy to get straight A’s, but never seemed to lose their gawkiness, their schoolboy defensiveness, their total lack of appeal.

      Brian got straight A’s too, but he had what they lacked: style. He never appeared to spend any time studying. When he had a ten-page paper to write, he would take ten sheets of Corrasable bond out of the packet and type directly on them until he produced, in one sitting, an A paper. Often he would write these ten-page wonders on the very morning they were due. And he knew and knew and knew about things. Not just medieval history and Roman history, not just Renaissance philosophers and early church fathers, not just lay and investiture, pipe rolls and Political Augustinianism, Richard the Lionhearted and Rollo, Duke of Normandy, not just Abelard and Alcuin, Alexander the Great and Alfred the Great, not just Burckhardt and Beowulf…."

      Anyway, it goes on and on but I loved her novel so much. I felt so sophisticated reading it. lol So now that I bored you with this, I think it's funny that your French client turned out to be some hot lava. The same thing happened to me when I finally met an account manager that I had only worked with on the phone for a couple of years. Holy shit he was cute. All of the girls (and a couple of the guys) kept finding excuses to come by my office while we were working. LOL It was pretty funny. LONGEST.COMMENT.IN.HISTORY.

      1. Well, it was a successful comment, because I will read that now!
        Although, I will say, I think I am more attracted to tehcnical-type nerds now than lit-type nerds. In my youth it was more the musical/artsy types, but I feel this has evolved for only a practical reason. I have the strength in literature/English/writing/whatever, so I need a partner to be good at my weaknesses so that we (and our future kids?) are well-rounded!
        In general, however, I put intelligence above other qualities (even if they are hot lava Frenchman…although he is also a PhD…haha). I really like knowing that a guy is good at something.

  4. Ce rose est superbe 😀 Et je vois que tu as été très gâtée ^^ J'espère que tu auras mon colis bientôt, je commence à m'inquiéter, j'espère qu'il ne s'est pas perdu =/
    Bisouuuussss ♥

    1. Vraiment très gâtée! Sabrina est un amour! 🙂 J'adore les vernis que tu m'as envoyés. J'ai déjà testé Grenadine Tonic et tu verras les swatches bientôt!

    1. I keep wondering when we will start seeing other companies copy this and we will see our own version being released here in the US. I actually thought we’d have a dupe by now!

  5. can i be honest? well, i will be anyways.. i didn’t like spotted that much!!! back to kiko polish, I LOVE KIKO. As I mentioned bfore i lived in italy for a while, so last year, my husband had to go to his job’s HQ in switzerland, and he took one week off and went to visit our friends on italy (and I stayed home, what a good and lovely wife that let her husband go on awesome vacations without her! YAY, not!). our anniversary was like 3 days after his arrival, and he went CRAZY on kiko and brought me a LOT of stuff, including 6 amazing polishes that I LOVE.
    So, after my tangent (hahaha) i just want to say that if you haven’t tried KIKO yet, you will fall in love just as I did. I’m going to Spain next year, and believe me I wil go crazy again on one kiko store..!! let’s see if we have to buy another suitcase, just like chicago hahaha~!

    1. LOL…I guess it’s not for everybody. I really like how different it looks. A friend said it looks more sophisticated than crackle and I agree!

      That was so awesome of him to bring you back a bunch of polishes! It just goes to show that he knows what is important. lol I am really excited about trying out Kiko…all three colors Sabrina sent me are amazing. You’re so luck to be traveling so much! I haven’t gone on a proper vacation in ages. In fact, my last real vacation was almost 10 years ago!!!

      1. well actually the trip for chicago was almost free! our credit card gives us miles for every dollar we spend, so the tickets were free, the hotel cheap.. 🙂
        the europe trip has been painful to my pocket, i have a christmas saving, and in the end of the year i will have enough money to buy tickets and prepaid the hotel for 2 weeks 🙂

        you will love kiko.. i just feel like using mine once i get home!!

  6. OMG! Juste un mot : MAGNIFIQUE! Je trouve que le Spotted te va super bien!!!!! Hot 4 Teacher et le Spotted sont super ensemble, c’est très joli!
    Ton “obsession” pour ton professeur de littérature, c’est juste trop drôle et mignon ;p
    Et sinon, j’ai choisi les KIKO juste parce que je savais que tu ne pouvais pas les avoir ^^, dis moi ce que tu en penses 🙂

  7. GAH! Now it will be in my head all day: don’t stand so, don’t stand so, don’t stand so close to me!
    I am DYING over your lit professor story. I’m trying to remember if I was ever hot for a professor, but I don’t think so. I was, however, into my boss at the job I started sophomore year of college. He had his Master’s in English, so I had that same sort of nerdy adoration for him. It didn’t last long…I quickly found out he was dating the girl next who sat next to him (and me) and that was it for the infatuation!
    This somehow just reminded me that I met one of my long-term customers from France this year at a trade show. SWEET SAUSAGE MCMUFFINS, this guy was GORGEOUS! This is an EXTREME rareity in my industry…all my co-workers (male and female) remarked on him. I was a blushing, rambling idiot, he was that good-looking. Thanks for round-aboutly bringing up that memory ;P
    Say whaaat? You got Spotted? It looks REALLY cool over this color…my favorite swatch of it so far! I *am* also eating my heart out over your haul ;p
    I can read Polish In Paris’ comment: yay!

    1. I love the idea of nerdy adoration. Have you ever read Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying? Ok, here is a passage that I so identified with when I read it. (Who cares that i was in my mid-teens. lol)

      “It was probably Brian’s brilliance and his verbal pyrotechnics which made me fall in love with him in the first place. He was a great mimic, a spellbinding talker, one of those gifted raconteurs who seems like something out of a Dublin pub or a J. M. Synge play. He had the gift of gab; he was the Playboy of the Western World (straight from Los Angeles). I’ve always set a high value on words and have often made the mistake of believing in words far more than in actions. My heart (and my cunt) can be had for a pithy phrase, a good one-liner, a neat couplet, or a sensational simile. Did you ever hear that American rock song called Baby Let Me Bang Your Box which appeared briefly on the air waves before being banned into Broadcasting Limbo forever? It went something like this:

      Baby let me bang your box
      Baby let me play
      on your pianer…
      Well, in my case it should go:
      Sweetheart let me screw your simile
      Sweetheart let me sleep in your caesura…

      It was definitely Brian’s braininess I flipped for. You don’t know what the other brainy boys at Columbia were like in those days: flannel shirts with twenty-five leaky ballpoint pens in their breast pockets, flesh-colored frames on their thick glasses, blackheads in their ears, pustules on their necks, pleated trousers, greasy hair, and (sometimes) hand-knitted yarmulkes held on by one lonely bobby pin. They commuted by subway from their mothers’ matzoh-ball soup in the Bronx to the classrooms of Moses Hadas and Gilbert Highet on Morningside Heights, where they learned enough literature and philosophy to get straight A’s, but never seemed to lose their gawkiness, their schoolboy defensiveness, their total lack of appeal.

      Brian got straight A’s too, but he had what they lacked: style. He never appeared to spend any time studying. When he had a ten-page paper to write, he would take ten sheets of Corrasable bond out of the packet and type directly on them until he produced, in one sitting, an A paper. Often he would write these ten-page wonders on the very morning they were due. And he knew and knew and knew about things. Not just medieval history and Roman history, not just Renaissance philosophers and early church fathers, not just lay and investiture, pipe rolls and Political Augustinianism, Richard the Lionhearted and Rollo, Duke of Normandy, not just Abelard and Alcuin, Alexander the Great and Alfred the Great, not just Burckhardt and Beowulf….”

      Anyway, it goes on and on but I loved her novel so much. I felt so sophisticated reading it. lol So now that I bored you with this, I think it’s funny that your French client turned out to be some hot lava. The same thing happened to me when I finally met an account manager that I had only worked with on the phone for a couple of years. Holy shit he was cute. All of the girls (and a couple of the guys) kept finding excuses to come by my office while we were working. LOL It was pretty funny. LONGEST.COMMENT.IN.HISTORY.

      1. Well, it was a successful comment, because I will read that now!
        Although, I will say, I think I am more attracted to tehcnical-type nerds now than lit-type nerds. In my youth it was more the musical/artsy types, but I feel this has evolved for only a practical reason. I have the strength in literature/English/writing/whatever, so I need a partner to be good at my weaknesses so that we (and our future kids?) are well-rounded!
        In general, however, I put intelligence above other qualities (even if they are hot lava Frenchman…although he is also a PhD…haha). I really like knowing that a guy is good at something.

  8. Ce rose est superbe 😀 Et je vois que tu as été très gâtée ^^ J’espère que tu auras mon colis bientôt, je commence à m’inquiéter, j’espère qu’il ne s’est pas perdu =/
    Bisouuuussss ♥

    1. Vraiment très gâtée! Sabrina est un amour! 🙂 J’adore les vernis que tu m’as envoyés. J’ai déjà testé Grenadine Tonic et tu verras les swatches bientôt!

  9. Hahahaha. Your story reminded me of my secret crush on my history professor in college. It was my very first upper division class – it was about the heresy and the middle ages….he had the best Spanish accent and all of his classes were amazing…I ended up taking another 4 of his classes….yeah, I was in love. Hahaha…oh Teo… http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/ucla-wins-na

    1. LMAO!!!! We really were nerds, weren't we? Ahhh…he probably had that dreamy Spaniard lisp, huh? Wow, he sure is accomplished. I would have totally been in brain love with him too!

  10. To answer your questions- pretty, hilarious, love it and hell yes!!!

    So this is the post you were talking about!!! Hahaha. That's pretty nerdy that lit turns you on but hey- to each their own! ;p And it's always classy when the religious teacher is creepy… yay. Not. Anyway- I liked your tangent but not as much as OPI spotted!!! That looks so awesome and that was just the nicest thing ever for Sabrina to send you all those! I love how spotted looks and I hope it gets here in the US sometime. Also- I've been searching drugstores all over on vacation to see if I can find some Sation (or other interesting brand) polishes and guess what? Nothing. All I nabbed were those OPIs for a decent price but nothing compaored to your dusty hunting! You're still the champ, for sure. 😉

    1. I know, huh? I am such a nerd. I had a friend with whom I used to hang out a lot with–strictly platonic–and I would always ramble on and on about what I was reading and all that. One day we were having lunch and I mentioned TS Eliot and he says, "Oh yeah, he wrote your favorite poem, right? That Prufrock poem. It was so hard to understand." I kinda loved him a little at that moment because he 1) Read a poem because I mentioned it 2) Remembered the poem and 3) He actually was listening! lol So anyway, yes…I am a total lit geek. I can't help it.

      It would be so awesome if you came upon some epic dusty on your vacay. (I don't know why I keep saying vacay…it's so Legally Blonde!) Keep your eyes peeled!!!! I am definitely in love with Spotted…it's just so weird. I am also wondering when other companies are going to rip it off and make their own version. OPI said they weren't going to release it in the US which seems weird but maybe it has some ingredient that is not approved in the US? That seems to happen a lot with make up especially.

    1. LMAO!!!! We really were nerds, weren’t we? Ahhh…he probably had that dreamy Spaniard lisp, huh? Wow, he sure is accomplished. I would have totally been in brain love with him too!

  11. To answer your questions- pretty, hilarious, love it and hell yes!!!

    So this is the post you were talking about!!! Hahaha. That’s pretty nerdy that lit turns you on but hey- to each their own! ;p And it’s always classy when the religious teacher is creepy… yay. Not. Anyway- I liked your tangent but not as much as OPI spotted!!! That looks so awesome and that was just the nicest thing ever for Sabrina to send you all those! I love how spotted looks and I hope it gets here in the US sometime. Also- I’ve been searching drugstores all over on vacation to see if I can find some Sation (or other interesting brand) polishes and guess what? Nothing. All I nabbed were those OPIs for a decent price but nothing compaored to your dusty hunting! You’re still the champ, for sure. 😉

    1. I know, huh? I am such a nerd. I had a friend with whom I used to hang out a lot with–strictly platonic–and I would always ramble on and on about what I was reading and all that. One day we were having lunch and I mentioned TS Eliot and he says, “Oh yeah, he wrote your favorite poem, right? That Prufrock poem. It was so hard to understand.” I kinda loved him a little at that moment because he 1) Read a poem because I mentioned it 2) Remembered the poem and 3) He actually was listening! lol So anyway, yes…I am a total lit geek. I can’t help it.

      It would be so awesome if you came upon some epic dusty on your vacay. (I don’t know why I keep saying vacay…it’s so Legally Blonde!) Keep your eyes peeled!!!! I am definitely in love with Spotted…it’s just so weird. I am also wondering when other companies are going to rip it off and make their own version. OPI said they weren’t going to release it in the US which seems weird but maybe it has some ingredient that is not approved in the US? That seems to happen a lot with make up especially.

  12. ohhhhhhhhhhh!! Spotted!!! I wish it was available here, I want it so bad! When I hear that song I think of Glee. That must make me sound super lame.

  13. ohhhhhhhhhhh!! Spotted!!! I wish it was available here, I want it so bad! When I hear that song I think of Glee. That must make me sound super lame.

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