I had been wanting to get my hands on one since I saw Leesha/xsparkage's video about magnetic nail polishes. I was hoping for something like that to be available here in the Philippines.
This particular nail polish that I got is a magnetic one. You can check out other shades *here.*
What makes this nail polish different from regular ones is that it contains tiny magnetic particles (iron powder) that move to form a design when put under a special magnet. What a cool concept, eh?
Here's what KKCenterHK's pattern-shaping magnet package looks like. You will need one for the pattern to appear.
Note: The magnetic nail polish pattern-shaping magnet package is sold separately.
The package comes with three different patterns and a stand for easier nail polish application.
Now, let me show you how to use these. It's pretty simple, really. Well, at least it is simpler than water marbling!
1. Apply base coat of choice to protect your nails from getting stained.
2. Apply a coat of the magnetic polish. You may apply more than one coat, depending on how thick the nail polish formula is.
3. Do one nail at a time. Right after applying a layer of nail polish, carefully place the magnet over the nail but make sure that it doesn't come in contact with your nail or else the pattern will be ruined. Hold the magnet over your nail for about 10-15 seconds. Personally, I like using the magnet without the stand. I just hold the magnet myself with my other hand over my nail.
|There's actually some space between my nail and |
the magnet, you just can't see it in this pic ^^,
Easy! But sometimes this can get frustrating too, especially at first. Here are some tips for you. Just remember that you have to place your nail under the magnet while the nail polish is still wet, so you have to work a bit quickly. I also noticed that this would look better on short nails where the whole nail could be covered by the pattern. You'll see what I mean in the swatches later.
You don't always have to use a magnet for this nail polish. You can just use it as a regular nail polish (but I think that would be a waste of money as magnetic polishes are more expensive than regular ones).
Here's what the polish looks like with three different designs.
You see, if your nails are long, they won't get fully covered by the pattern. I cut my nails real short for this! But the designs look cool, either way :)
Now, for my thoughts on this nail polish.
- Cool concept!
- Easy to apply and use with magnets - The formula is a bit thick but still really easy to apply. One coat gives me an opaque color already.
- Gorgeous frosty navy blue color (even without using a magnet)
- No air bubbles
- Not streaky
- Price of nail polish - Like I've said, this costs more than regular nail polishes. Priced at $10.22 (~P465).
- Price of magnet package - I don't know why this costs more than the nail polish itself. Priced at $13.84 (~P630). I've seen less expensive ones online.
- Shipping - My KKCenterHK packages usually take a month to reach me after being shipped, and I still have to claim them from the post office.
If you're interested in these or any other items, go to the following links (affiliate links) to check out the products on KKCenterHK's site :)