Nails Inc.'s Magnetic Polish (Quick) Review

Friday, October 14, 2011
Hi Everyone!! TGIF!  It's been such a hectic week for me, and I'm only thrilled to be leaving work early to beat the rush to the beautiful city of San Francisco.  =)

Since I'm on vacay this wekend, I have no intentions of following any daily challenges (not that I've been doing them daily anyway, hehe).  I decided to try out Nails Inc.'s new Magnetic polish to sport for the weekend.

As you can see from the pic above, it's got this cool wavy effect (color shown: Houses of Parliament).  I can tell you that it looks beter in real life, but you get the general idea from the pic.

How it works:
Step 1: Apply a base coat to clean (oil-free) nails.

Step 2: Apply one coat of the Magnetic Polish to each nail and let it completely dry.

Step 3: One nail at a time, put a *generous* amount of the Magnetic Polish and hold the magnet (top of the cap) closely to the nail WITHOUT actually touching the nail.  This producses the wavy effect.  Repeat for all 10 nails and let dry.

Step 4: Apply a top coat.

My Thoughts:
First off, I'm not particularly sure this is worht $16 a bottle (@ Sephora).  Mind you, I still bought it and paid for it, but it's more because I really wanted to try it out.

It's a pretty cool concept, and I give kudos to whoever came up with this funky idea.  It creates a cool design that's very subtle, yet interesting. 

After many attempts, I figured out that you really needed to apply a LOT of nail polish when you're going to do the magnetic swirl.  If you put a thin coat, you won't see the design as clearly (if at all).

There's a little plastic piece near the magnet on the cap, that allows you to rest it on your cuticle.  This makes it easier, but it's still tricky to not touch your nails.  I accidentally hit two nails with the magnet. =/ But those were in the beginning...once I got the hang of it, I didn't hit my nails anymore, lol.

The polish itself is easy to apply, but seems to thicken quickly.  Must be quick on your feet to apply quickly and to get the magnet applied (probably another r

I think the concept is cool, but I'm not so thrilled about the price.  I also wonder if it's the good kind of iron in the polish (ones that make it harder for your nails to break, hehe).  Would I recommend it? Sure, if you have the money...but I don't think this is worthy of a splurge if you're on a tight budget (like me!).

Well, I hope everyone has an awesome weekend!  I do plan to get out Yellow sometime soon..maybe on Monday.  Keeping up manicures daily is hard, so I might have to do it twice a week or something...we'll see. =)  Maybe not...cuz that would make the challenge last 15 weeks, hahaha.  I'll have to just play it out by ear. Anyhoo..

Till next time!!

1. I bought this product with my own money. No one gave me anything for free.
2. No one has paid me to write this blog.
3. I am not affiliated with any of the companies of the products I have used.
4. These are my honest opinions.

Day 2 - Orange

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Hey everyone!  Hope you gals had a fantastic weekend.  Of course I'm falling behind already with the challenge, but I'll do what i can. =)

To the left, we have a very beautiful orange.  It's from Orly, and I picked it up from Ulta.  I don't have the name, but I'll try to update when I do. =)

Anyhoo, it's a pretty orange base with a golden sparkle to it.  The picture doesn't do it justice!!

Since I'm taking the polish off just about every day (or every other day), I haven't taken the time to do a design.  Later on patterns will be coming, so I'm not too worried.

Tomorrow is Yellow, but I left my new yellow polish at home (staying at my mom's ).  Plus I'm going to SF this weekend...not sure how much time I'll have to change polishes, but I'll try, lol.

At least this is motivating me to post more often, which is what EmeraldSparkled said as well, hahahaha. =) I just saw her yellow post...

Anyhoo, till next time! (Hopefully tomorrow!)

31 Day Challenge - Day 1: Red

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hi Everyone!!  I know it's been longer than expected, but I'm making a conscious effort to keep up as best as I can with work/baby/sleep, lol.

So, if you follow other nail blogs, you might have noticed a 31 Day Manicure Challenge.  I actually saw it on EmeraldSparkled's blog, and I decided to give it a go.  I believe she's on Day 3 or so,  and I know there are others up to Day 18 or so, so far, lol.  Although I will *try* to do one mani per day, we all know that isn't always possible.

I know I've promised some reviews, and I do plan to get to them in the near future.  Hopefully I get at least one Halloween look out too this year! =)

Here's to Day 1 - Red!  I decided to with my favorite red polish: OPI's I'm Not Really a Waitress.  I'm sorry it's a plain boring manicure, but as soon as I got two coats on, I was rushing after TnT, lol.  Gotta dig up some oj polish for tomorrow, hehe.

If you do decided to do the challenge, leave a comment!  I'd love to see pics or even a comment letting me know that someone was inspired as well, lol.

Till next time!