I have been obsessing over magnetic nail polish ever since my January trip to New York. This polish looks unreal on your fingers- different, edgy, and seemingly holographic. I've talked about it in a few videos, but I thought I would show you how it looks up close along with some of my tips on how to use it
I've found the best way to use this polish is to apply a complete first coat of the polish. Having this base coat really deepens the effect on the next layer. Shown is the polish by Nails Inc in the color "Trafalgar Square"
Like any polish, let this coat dry before moving on to the next. The difference with this polish compared to others is that instead of lightly applying your second coat, you're going to want a thick next layer. You want this to be done freely and thickly!
Another difference with this polish is that you want to do this one nail at a time- paint a heavy second coat, immediately followed by placing the magnet over the nail. The lid has a tiny groove to be placed under your cuticle as to perfectly position the magnet over the finger. The magnetic effect occurs almost immediately, but I still hold the cap in place for close to ten seconds.
That's it! You continue the same process until all of your nails are complete.
The best part of this polish? It is literally mistake proof! Mess up? Smudge your design with the cap? Paint on another coat and watch it disappear. Normal polishes look muddy if you continue to add layers, but the thickness of the polish only enhances the magnetic design. If you happen to mess it up, or simply just aren't happy with the design- add another layer and try again.
Pictures really don't do this polish justice- I promise, it looks a lot less 'zebra' in person!
I found this particular polish at Sephora. At $16, it is definitely on the pricier side of polishes, but it has become my go-to look. Have you ever used magnetic polish? Are you a fan? If not, I definitely recommend you run out and try this!