Saturday, February 19, 2011

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Magnetic Nail Polish - SWEET!

Oooh, oooh, oooh, I'm so excited to share with you my new magnetic nail polishes.  I bought these magnetic polishes off an Austrian website - The down side is that I bought five of these polishes, but they only sent me four.  I have sent them an email about it so will wait and see if they come through with the goods.

This post shows two of the colours, black and night blue.  I also bought 'russet' which is red, bottle green and purple.  The green is the one they didn't send!

For those of you that don't know about magnetic nail polish, what you do is paint your nail, and then, working very quickly, while the polish is still wet, you position a magnet over the nail and hold it still for about 10 seconds.  When you move the magnet, the polish has set with a fancy pattern in it.

I bought both their magnet designs, which you have to purchase separately.  One creates lines and the other a starburst.  I couldn't decide which to do for this mani, so I did both.

Here is a close up of my index finger.

And close up of the thumb.

I actually wore the blue polish first, and below is my first attempt at doing the magnets, not great, but you get the idea.  I was a little excited and rushed the whole application.

The application of these polishes was great. They dry really quick, which can make it tricky to get the magnet in place quickly enough.  Even without using the magnet these were beautiful colours. A really great nail polish!!

I'll post the other colours when I wear them and will photo the magnets too.

So what do you think, do you just love this idea like me, or are they a bit gimmicky.


  1. I love the blue color, it looks almost tri-colored. Can u only do one coat then? Or do you do the magnet on the seond coat?
    I did see that site a few weeks ago but held off on buying...maybe I should just get them now!

  2. I NEED these! I was so sad they didn't sell the Essence ones in the States. I second, what was the damage for shipping?

  3. The colours are opaque in one coat, but I did two and used the magnet on the second coat. If you wanted to save the magnetic polish then you could use a similar matching colour polish for the base and then just one coat of magnetic to use the magnet on.

    I too was hunting for the Essence polishes, and found these, which I am very happy with.

    Shipping to Australia was pricy. I paid 27.30 EURO for shipping, which is based on weight for Worldwide registered shipping. My package got here in just over a week. That price was for five polishes, four of their soft stamping pads (stay tuned for a post on those) and the actual magnets. Not too bad, given its coming for the other side of the world.

    The polishes themselves are listed on their site for 8.95EUR but I was only charged 7.46EUR because we don't have to pay the 20% tax. The magnets were 3.29EUR each and the stand 5.38EUR.

    Also, I got an email straight back from them saying they will send the green polish, so their customer service seems very good. They also said in their email that there will be 7 new magnetic colours available in about two weeks.

  4. I saw on Essence's site that the magnetic polishes are in their upcoming line. I sent them an email and got a response back to start looking for them in stores in better believe I will be stalking them!!

    Do you know if LA Girl Metal Metallic Polish works with the magnets?

  5. Melissa - are you talking about the essence magnetic polishes being available in Australia? I hope so!! Do you know which stores they will be available in??


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