Polish rating: A
Difficulty rating: 1
Magnetic nails in three shades.
Today’s post is about magnetic nail polish. I’ve covered textured nails before, and discussed caviar nails – but magnetic nails are also another trend in nail polish, an easy one at that! All you do is apply the polish as normal, and then hold the magnet (that’s built into the cap) over your nails for ten seconds or so. That’s it!
My mom picked up three colors from her latest trip to London, so unfortunately for my friends in Scandinavia, these aren’t available here. But I do know that Sally Hansen does a magnetic range, as well as some other brands.
They are all from Claire’s, and while I love the colors, it annoys me that the product names aren’t on the bottles (and that they’re really unimaginative!). I have Pink Shimmer, Purple Shimmer and Blue Shimmer. All colors are actually nice both on their own, and with the magnetic details. You could definitely do a manicure with just accent nails. For each polish swatch I did two coats.
The Pink Shimmer has gold undertones as well as a kind of ‘petrol’ colored feel to it. When you hold the magnet over the polish, a wavy patter appears in a lighter shade of pink. With all these colors going on, it’s a little hard to describe! (I do apologize for the sloppy looking edges around my nails! It was late at night and I only noticed how sloppy they looked when I revisited the photos). This one is definitely one of my favorites, though the formula is thicker than the other two.
Purple shimmer is a very blue-based purple with a pink sheer in the metallic glimmer. Like the Pink Shimmer, the magnetic pattern is waves, and these create waves of alternating light and dark blue/purple. Gorgeous! The formula was great, really easy application.
Blue shimmer is a metallic blue and silver color. The magnetic shape created on this color is a star. I really like this color, too, and can see it being used for toes or an accent nail if you feel the blue is a little too loud. I think this would look awesome paired with a light blue polish (like For Audrey by China Glaze) as an accent nail. I can imagine that looking so pretty and wintery.
What do you think? Have you tried magnetic nail polish before?