NOTD, Review and Tutorial: Magnetic Nail Polish! Cool :)

Hi everyone! So excited because I finally got to try out a magnetic nail polish. Yes, there is such a thing!


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. So far, I haven't seen local brands carry magnetic nail polishes. (Magnetic polishes are now available locally from Etude House and Bobby! Thankfully, I got news from Ms. Maggie of KKCenterHK (www.kkcenterhk.com) about their new nail polishes! And of course I checked them out! 


KKCenterHK is a Hong Kong-based online store that carries a variety of products like makeup items and tools, false eyelashes, wigs, nail tools, accessories and polishes, health and skin care tools, and even clothing items and fashion accessories. If you wanna know more about the brand, visit their website *here.*

This particular nail polish that I got is a magnetic one. You can check out other shades *here.*


I chose a blue shade because (I've said this before and I'll say it again) I LOVE how blue looks on my nails. I believe that this shade (OUQIAN-MGT-017) is currently unavailable, though, but you can, of course, check out the other shades. I actually wanted to get a dark purple one at first but it was no longer available that time.

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 ^^,
4. Let the nail polish dry completely then apply top coat of choice.


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.


On my nails...


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.

Thumbs up:
  • 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

Thumbs down:
  • 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.

There's good news for my readers! You can use coupon code "AYA" to get a 10% discount on a purchase. This coupon code is valid until Jan 2013. Read my post *here* to find out how to use this unique coupon code :)

All in all, I still do think that magnetic nail polishes are really cool. Easy nail art, perfect for lazy-days. Hahaha!


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 :)



For more info on KKCenterHK products and promos and discounts, visit their Facebook page *here.*




Disclaimer: Products were sent by the company for review but the views and opinions expressed in this post are purely mine and based on my own experience with the products.

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23 comments

  1. Amazing how the pattern appears on the nail polish. Kala ko dati nail art yung ganun, magnet pala. :D

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  2. These effects are great! I was going to try out the Barry M magnetic polishes but I thought as they were so cheap they wouldn't create that much of an effect, these are perfect though!

    Alice

    www.SecretsOfAWannabeCharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. ang ganda aya!! so yung pattern.. black lang yung pwedeng color? 

    -Hazel
    http://dressmeupbuttercup.tumblr.com

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  4. Right! Oooh I wonder how much those are. I don't know if $10 for magnetic nail polish is already expensive or what :)

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  5. Hindi naman, depende sa shade na pinili mo :))

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  6. this is so cool! looks great too...hehe

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  7. this is so cool :D i love the patterns, soft <3 it looks so dreamy :">

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  8. I first heard about magnetic nails from Chanel, although obviously that would be much more expensive. I love that KKCenterHK has their own version of it and at a much cheaper price, I bet! I love the effect! ;)

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  9. Yey! And yeah, when I first heard about magnetic polishes, I was so shocked by the price and just put my dream of having one aside. It's so nice that different brands are coming up with their own (and cheaper) ones too :) I heard Etude House now also has magnetic nail polishes. Dunno if those are available here yet though.

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  10. This is soooo cool! :) I wish I know how to do my own nails so I could buy this magnetic thing-o

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  11. This one is pretty easy to use :D

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    Miss
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  13. So cool~  I've seen a few magnetic nail polishes at Etude House but I haven't had the chance to try them yet :D

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  14. I saw their magnetic polishes too. I actually wanted to try them out but they're expensive eh. :)

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  15. cool nail art gadget ^^ looks intimidating and a bit pricey. someday i hope to own one :D

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  16. Hi, Shane! Bobbie and Sassy Nail Colors have magnetic nail polishes now, too. And guess how much! ~P80! I have a review of the Bobbie magnetic polish somewhere here. You might wanna check it out :D

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  17. Hi Aya! May nakita nako nito sa 168.. di ko lang alam presyo, saka matagal na rin yun, libre kasi kaming nagpanail art nun sa isang stall dun na iba iba yung tinda :)

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