Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure

3.18.2012

Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure As all of you have probably noticed, this year the newest trend for nails has been the magnetic manicure.  Polishes with embedded iron filings in them respond to the pull of a magnet while wet…resulting in beautiful undulating patterns and subtle gradients across the nail.

Airbrush-style nail art made easy!  Done in 5 seconds!  And now popping up in stores everywhere.Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure

I bought Nails inc. Magnetic Polish Trafalgar SquareCurrent Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure in order to try out.

The color, once applied, reminds me of dark grey iron filings, with bands of light silver waving through.  And the polish was surprisingly easy and fun to apply.  Here’s how:Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure

1. Start with clean, dry nails.  The instructions on the bottle do not say to use a base coat, so I also left it out.

Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure

2. Remove the magnetic cap from the bottle.  This particular one creates wavy patterns.

Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure

3. Apply a generous amount onto your nail – really glop it on there!

Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure

4. Quickly, while the polish is still wet, apply the magnet.  You press the rounded ridge just below the cuticle and the magnet will sit about 1/8″ above your nail.

Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure

Hold that magnet there for about 5 seconds, but don’t let it touch your nail!  (You may also see some polish lifting up and securing itself to the magnet…if so, just separate the magnet a little more from your nail.

Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic ManicurePretty easy, right?  Repeat for the rest of your nails.  Once dry, add a clear topcoat to extend the life of the manicure.

Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure

Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure

I did find that one coat, even when glopped on thickly, tended to be a little too translucent for my taste.  So to deal with this after putting one coat on and applying the magnet…

Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic ManicureI spread another thick coat on (not even waiting for the first to dry!)…

Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic ManicureAnd then reapplied the magnet.  As you can see, the dark areas are a lot darker, and a lot less translucent.  I think this is something you’d have to play with depending on the color of your polish and how opaque you want it.

Now I’ve also recently spotted $10 magnetic polishes available at Ulta (Magnetix Nail Lacquer from China Glaze), so having this lower-cost option is great.  China Glaze also sells a separate magnetCurrent Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure that has 3 different designs on it which looks really fun to play with.  Or I might steal something off my refrigerator to see what happens!!;-)Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure
Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure How about you guys?  Have you tried out these magnetic polishes – or are you thinking of giving them a whirl?

Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure

xoxox
Carly

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11 Comments on Current Obsession: Nails Inc. London Magnetic Manicure

  1. Zane
    3.19.2012 at 8:19 am (3 years ago)

    sooo pretty
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  2. Cley
    3.19.2012 at 6:44 pm (2 years ago)

    WOW! this so great nail art. thanks that you sheared this…
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  3. Jesslie
    3.19.2012 at 8:10 pm (2 years ago)

    The magnet is really awesome! I have never heard about it before…I want to try this nail polish with the use of magnet…
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  4. FaashionGeek
    3.20.2012 at 12:23 am (2 years ago)

    those nails look so amazing! i love it
    now following you. hope you can too
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  5. Crissy
    3.20.2012 at 9:03 am (2 years ago)

    This is the first I’ve seen/heard of this. That’s so interesting.

    It looks awesome!
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  6. Sonali
    3.22.2012 at 9:18 am (2 years ago)

    Love it! Been meaning to try this. Thanks for the tutorial! Great blog…I’m following you!

    Chicfullyyours.blogspot.com

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