Magnetic nail polish is one of the hottest nail products currently on the market today. It has been established in Europe for a few years, but the extraordinary potential has finally reached national prominence in the United States. Often considered to be the greatest revolution in the nail lacquer industry, it is no surprise that it is quickly pushing the traditional acrylic based polishes away from the spotlight. The sheer innovation of this new and exciting nail polish allows for a level of creativity that has never been reached with any nail polish before. The unique formulation of the magnetic nail polish allows for bold, exciting, and unique designs with every single application. There is absolutely no need to accessorize with nail stamps, as the number of stunning and mind blowing designs that you can create with magnetic nail polish are limitless!
How does magnetic nail polish work?
The actual nail polish itself contains tiny metallic particles that will create patterns when you hold a magnet over the nail. Once the magnet is over the nail, the metallic particles, (which is actually iron powder) will be attracted towards the magnet and will form a ripple-like pattern. The final result is the ultimate 3D textured finish. See the effect below.
Magnetic Nail Polish Instructions
The directions to use magnetic nail polish are quite simple. In fact, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create such an astonishing finish.
First, you would have to choose your favorite brand of magnetic nail polish. Many people swear by the polishes made by LCN, Layla, and Loreal. These are great choices to start off with. Once you have purchased your favorite brand, you would have to clean your nails with a nail polish remover to get rid of any excess oil. Then you would have to take off the over cap that contains the magnet and place it to one side (the bottle cap itself contains the magnetic). Then use the inner cap to apply the magnetic polish. Apply one coat of your base coat and then apply one coat of your favorite magnetic polish on all of your nails and then allow them to dry for around 2-3 minutes. After drying, you may begin to create the magnetic effect. Now, to create the effect it is best to do it to one nail at a time. Apply a coat of magnetic nail polish to one nail and then right away, take the cap that contains the magnetic and hold it over the nail. You will have to do this step quickly while the polish is still wet. There will be a small lip on the cap that is designed to be placed below your cuticle which allows the magnet to be in a perfect position over the nail.
To create the magnetic effect, hold the magnet close to the nail, but not so close that it is touching the nail. Keep the magnet there for 10-15 seconds and then move away to create the desired effect. Do this for all 10 nails and after waiting a few minutes for drying. You can apply a top coat to seal the nail design and also to create a super glossy, salon quality finish.
Magnetic Nail Polish Reviews
The reviews for magnetic nail polish are very favorable. Many salons are quickly realizing its potential and adapting it into their line of services. Many users report getting lots of compliments on how cool the nails look. The ease of application, the cool ripple effect, and the uniqueness of the designs are all frequently reported in the user submitted reviews.
One particular nail junkie could not stop raving about the Magnetic nail polish. In her review, she loved how professional the polish looked and reported having lots of fun experimenting and creating new designs.
What the users did not like about this product is that you need to apply just the right amount of polish (not too much nor too little). This is because if you apply too little polish, it will create a stripy effect and if you apply too much, the magnetic effect does not work well. You will need some getting used to once you buy this product. You may not get this right on the first time and it may be time consuming for you. It takes quite a bit of trial and error and users report that sometimes they are still not 100% happy with the patterns that they get out of it despite being familiar with the product. However, even so, the effect is still cool enough to get comments every time. The major downside about this product is the price. It costs $16 for a bottle of nail polish, which is considered by many to be way too much. However, many people report it to be long wearing, chip resistant and cool enough to give it a try.