Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Some Layla Magneffects

Have you jumped on board the magnetic nail polish train yet?  I'm such a sucker for fancy effects in nail polish like these.  I must say that I never really got into the crackle phase, but I am totally getting on board the magnetic phase with gusto!

Here are a couple of the Layla Magneffect polishes that I picked up with my Layla Holo order last week.  These have been around for quite a few months now, but the colour range of the Layla Mageneffects is one of the best I have seen. I think they have 16 colours.

Each bottle of the Layla Magneffects has a small round magnet on the top of the bottle with a line on it.  You can use that magnet to create lines .  For these manis I actaully used other magnets that I had.  The Layla bottle magnet works very well, but it's lines are further apart than these.

Metallic Sky




Purple Galaxy




Sparkling Champagne




Turquoise Wave




The formula on all these was excellent.  Some of these polishes could be one coaters (thick, but it would work) but for all these photos I did one coat without the magnet, then a second coat using the magnet.

The star magnet is most definitely the trickiest to master.  It's very hard to line it up correctly on the nail both vertically and horizontally.   I'm totally getting the China Glaze magnetics as well as the magnet as soon as I can, but what I'm really lemming for is a bottle of one of the Icing magnetic polishes with the wavey design as seen here. Any US readers interested in a swap with me so I can get one of those?

34 comments:

  1. I've seen swatches of the China Glaze magnetic polish, not good. I think it's the magnet that really let the line down. It weird, sometimes it strong and other times it weak and random. Such a shame. I love Layla though! Always turns out perfect!

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    1. Yeah, I'm hoping the CG magnetics will be better in real life. But I still want to try it's magnet.

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  2. I have the Metallic Sky and Golden Bronze in these and they work so well. I just wish they did a bright green.
    Your stars look really good. I didn't know they did a star magnet, mine just have the straight magnet.

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    1. I think I might get the Golden Bronze one, and they have a Mojito green, not sure how bright it is though. The star magnet is actually off my really old bottle of L'oreal Star magnet polish.

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  3. These look most excellent! You did really good at getting all the nails lined up right. I found that to be a bit challenging, trying to get them all to line up so that they look uniform.

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    1. Thank you, I tried really hard to get them all even, but I think the magnet type makes a difference. I find the ones on top of the bottle work well, but are hard to line up with any consistency.

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  4. Nice! I am loving the magnetic polishes. The ChG polishes are good but the magnet is a bit weak. I find holding it longer to the nail works well. Can I ask what magnets you used for this post? They look great!

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    1. The magnet I used was one I got from an Austrian online nail shop. There is a pic of it back on this post.

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  5. I second wanting to know which magnets you used! Also I have to say while I would be happy to get Icing magnetics for you, the magnets on the ones I got are rubbish. The wavy magnet on the Nails Inc polish I have is INCREDIBLE. Far and away the strongest best magnet I've tried (and I have the new China Glaze one as well as the Laylas).

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    1. This post shows the magnet I used. I'd love to do a swap with for a Nails Inc polish with a wavy magnet. Can you email me?

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    1. Thanks - it's probably the best one I've done, the star is hard to do good consistently.

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  7. I like the stat too.
    Very beutiful

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  8. These are some of the most even looking magnet applications I've seen. Wow! This is the first time I've felt like maybe I actually need some of these...

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    1. Thanks Laura. I did try extra hard to make sure I lined them up evenly, although the magnets I used make this easy.

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  9. I'll swap you a wavy lid for sure!! I need to go to Icing today to pick up a polish anyway :)

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    1. Yes please, pretty please, can we do swapsies for an Icing wavy. Can you email me please!

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  10. I'm not on the magnetic polish train yet, but that first mani could easily convince me to. Gorgeous!

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    1. Get on board. I think it's way better than the crackle phase. In person they have a real 3D look to them.

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  11. I really like Purple Galaxy and Turquoise Wave! I'm getting three of the China Glaze magnetics. I've seen the icing wavy magnet, it's my favourite magnetic design. :)

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  12. I've not tried the magnetic polishes yet - loving Metallic Sky!

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    1. If you like Blue polishes, then metallic sky is for you!

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  13. Awesome post as always. So much effect for so little trouble. I can't wait to get my hands on some and that wavy magnet you linked to is totally awesome.

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    1. Thanks! I'm sure you will love playing with magnetics, and I hope I can get that wavy magnet too!

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  14. Woah! I saw some of these in store the other day and kept on walking after I saw they wanted $20 each :( But they look so good!!

    How do they compare to your other magnetic polishes?

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    1. Yeah, $20 is a bit much, but I'm happy to pay $15 :)

      I actually think the Layla polishes have more colour dimensions than the other magnetic polishes I have. Some of the Layla ones seem to have more colours pull through with the magnet. Especially as I was using the same magnet that I was back in this post.

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  15. I can't wait to try a magnetic polish. These look awesome!

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    1. It's so much fun seeing the magnet transform the polishes. I know there are a lot of cheap magnetics on ebay too, so I might try some of them as well.

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  16. I love your nails! I don't know how you manage to get them so perfect looking every time!

    I've got a mini-giveaway on my blog at the moment. It's not much, but I'm giving away some NYC polishes :)

    I've linked your blog in the post as I was using your Ulta3 - NYC chart. I hope that's ok! Let me know if not, and I'll remove it!

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  17. You probably got the wavy magnet you wanted by now, but let me know if not, id be happy to swap for one of the star designs!! I bought the blue pure ice one that i thought was a star the other day, only to find that it was more like an upside down peace sign;(
    ...love those holo's & the chrome layla polish in your other post!! ~Carmen

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