Midweek Manicure -- Magnetic!
Todays Midweek Manicure highlight: nails inc. Magnetic Polish.
The color I have today is trafalgar square: a light silver, gunmetal shade. A frosty grey. opaque in 2 coats. I purchased the "wave" / chevron-esq design.
The magnetic polish steps:
- Apply one coat of nails inc. magnetic polish to all nails, allow them to dry. (I achieved a full coverage in two coats, and since I prefer not having the nail line peek thru, I used two coats.)
- Once first layer is dry, apply a generous second layer -- immediately follow with placing the magnet above the nail.
- The nails inc. magnetic features a small lip that one can line up with their cuticle and use to stabilize the magnet.
- Hold for about 15 seconds. (I was paranoid and held for 30 seconds)
- Remove the magnet -- enjoy the design. Allow it to dry.
- Seal with a top coat and enjoy!
I love how the design reacts to light and movement! Something to see in person as photos cannot capture this yet.
Initially I was disappointed with magnetic polishes, but being the addict that I am I tried again! I'm glad I picked up this nails inc magnetic polish! I've learned that not all magnets are created equal. The nails inc magnet forms the design QUICKLY. You don't have a lot of time to play with your magnet placing.
*Tips learned through trial and error:
- the more generous the second layer the darker the design
- for longer nails tilt the magnet towards the tip and then center the magnet on the nail bed
- for thumb nails quickly sway the magnet from side to side and then center the magnet on the nail bed
- WAIT to apply top coat
- if you do not like your design, simply apply another layer of polish & place the magnet
If you were wondering, the China Glaze magnet CANNOT compare to the strength of the nails inc. magnet.
|China Glaze Magnetix in "Con-Fused?"|
Used with China Glaze "U" Magnet, attempted the chevron & star design
Below is the China Glaze Magnetix "Con-fused" used with the nails inc. magnet:
|As you can see, the NAILS INC magnet forms clearer, stronger designs.|
Verdict: I enjoy this! It's a very easily achievable look! I was lucky in that I paid around $3.00 for this polish! The Sephora nearest me had this polish on sale for $7.00 & I had received a Wrapp gift certificate for $5. The nicest ~$3 spent! Check to see if its on sale near you! I would skip purchasing the China Glaze magnet, it is not worth the price! Since magnetic polishes work with any magnetic polish --invest in buying a strong magnet!
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