I have always wanted to try magnetic nail polish. Sephora had some on sale so I bought Nails Inc. London Magnetic Polish in Whitehall. Whitehall is a metallic teal and I think it would look cool with or without the magnetic element. I have other magnetic polish but for some reason I never tried it out. I have a metallic purple from another brand. Now that I know how easy the magnetic polish is to use, I will do it again.
I actually tried a different method when painting my nails. I bought a Nutra Nail Gel Polish kit from 5 Below for like 3 bucks. I love gel polish so I figured I’d give one that doesn’t use a UV light a whirl. (I forgot mention that I did buy a UV light from Groupon- I have yet to try it.) I read a few reviews about the no light Nutra Nail and they were not exactly positive but someone had a genius idea: use the gel polish activator in the kit and use regular polish with it. Hmmmm…
I started by applying Nutra Nail 5 Minute Gel Polish Activator to five nails. While it was still wet and shiny, I applied K’REA’M Nail Hardener on top. I found this at a local beauty supply store and it has garlic and cinnamon. Boy, does it stink! I happen to like it- it works. I then did my other hand.
I read the directions for the magnetic polish. I applied a thin coat to all of my nails and gave it a few minutes to dry. Then I applied a thicker coat nail by nail. You would think this would be annoying but it wasn’t that bad. While the nail was wet, I held the magnet over it for 10-15 second. I had to be careful not to touch the nail with the magnet. Nails Inc polish has a little lip that you can rest below the cuticle to keep it stable. (Of course, I managed to still touch the nail on a few fingers.) Once that was done, I applied a top coat of Seche Vite. That is NOT my favorite top coat but it was handy.
I did my nails yesterday morning and I only had a little chip on one finger. That is quite the accomplishment since I am hard on my hands. I think the gel activator might be good! I am sure I will have to soak it off or wrap my fingers in cotton soaked with polish remover and foil.
The one thing I noticed and was not happy about was that every finger did not get the magnet affect. The nail polish is a great color and since it is metallic, it really isn’t noticeable. That’s another thing- the affect isn’t that noticeable either. I’ll let you know how fresh the polish stays.
Before I sign off, I want to bring attention to New York’s current situation. I have many friends that have been affected by Sandy. Monetary donations are great but people need man power! If you can donate your time, do it!
Primp On! XOXO