[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I love the resurgence of this nail trend from Nails Inc who are unashamedly reinventing the wheel – maybe so we can appreciate it more second time around. Who knows? I’ve already done my own magnetic mani in the steely blue You Attract Me and the effect is like a midnight tiger’s eye. Gorgeous.
I won’t deny that it’s a fiddly old process – and I had only partial success. My left hand is great but I wasn’t so successful on the right hand. I painted one coat over an undercoat, then started the magnet process as I painted the second coat – so one nail at a time. I then applied a top coat. You will need to give the polish a good shade (possibly why my right hand wasn’t so good) because these polishes contain tiny magnetic particles and you need plenty of them on your nail to make the effect. Above are I’m In Charge (gold) and You Attract Me.
The colours are gorgeous – proper jewel like shades that show the magnetic effect to its best advantage. The pair I have here is Attract What You Want (bronze/gold) and Laws of Attraction (pinky rose/copper/gold).
As you can see, the lids have an oblong magnet on the top so you need to hover the lid over your wet nail until some movement happens which obviously is not without jeopardy – I dinged mine a couple of times and if that happens, blow on the nail and it softens the dent. Actually, I wondered if a stronger magnet would help so I nabbed one from my fridge – turns out not all magnets are equal and without going into positive and negative charging, the fridge magnet sent all the centre paint to the sides. So, don’t do that :-).
So, I’ve caught them as best I can – the least successful was Attract What You Want (bronze gold) but the others all look fine with the very best being You Attract Me. If you’re prepared to spend a bit of time on this magnetic mani the effects are very well worth it – just remember to shake, shake, shake. The duo of You Attract Me and I’m In Charge is £18 HERE and the singles are £10 each HERE.
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Yay, glad to hear it *looking at few new magnetic polishes, ordered in last couple of months* – so it is not I’m just nostalgic but I got this vibe of the trend 😀 I even got magnetizing top coat promising to make whatever underneath look true magnetic with it (but this one didn’t tried yet). Also feel more like flakes now, away from glitter and shimmer… and thermo! All the ol’ good timers!
Tell me the top coat?!! I’d love to see that.