First up is the successful mani I did using Nabi Magnetic Polish sent to me by my friend Ana. I thought this was a lovely polish with a great shimmer to it. I used the China Glaze star magnet to create this and was really impressed with it. I found that if I held the magnet for 30 seconds it created a much stronger, defined effect but once the magnet was moved away it blurred more.
|I accented my ring finger with a scattered holo top coat.|
So, I really liked this mani which made me want to try the new magnetics I'd picked up from Barry M.
These are fresh colours with a couple of magnet designs we've not seen before. The black has a silver shimmer to it, the red is a pretty red, and the blue has a very denim look, which is THE colour this season. There is another colour as well but it wasn't in stock when I picked these up. I decided to go for the blue polish, but with what looked like a fishnet effect magnet on the black bottle.
Sadly, although a fairly pretty effect, it doesn't come out on the nail as a fishnet, more just wavy lines. I need to play around with how long you leave the magnet over the nail as I think it would affect the pattern on the nail. Where I really messed up on this mani was topping it with my half used, gloopy Seche Vite. Because the SV was gloopy I didn't get a proper coverage on the nail so it left streaks, which meant it chipped pretty easily as you can see on my thumb.
The SV also blurred the magnetic effect a bit. I didn't put SV on my pinky and you can see the difference as to how much more defined the effect is without the topcoat. Another time I'd use drops.
|Chipping on my thumb where I couldn't get an even cover with SV|
|You can just see how much more defined the effect is without the topcoat on my pinky.|
What do you think of magnetic polishes? Do you get on with them? I find them quite time consuming to do but enjoy the effects.