Monday, December 24, 2012

Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish in Houses of Parliament

Happy Turkey Day! In between Thanksgiving chowing down sessions, I have finally gotten around to swatching Nails Inc.'s much talked about Magnetic Polish in Houses of Parliament - a vampy purple spun with silver shimmer. The peel off instructions tell you to pop the top cap off that has the magnetic strip (it's just like a Chanel or Illamasqua polish; the cap pops off and another screw-top cap is underneath), apply one coat, wait a few minutes, apply a generous second coat, and then hold the cap with the magnetic strip over your polish (but don't touch it to the polish). Easy, right?

I actually got this wrong the first time around. I thought you were supposed to apply a second coat to all nails (like you normally do in a manicure) and then start with the magnetic process. No. I looked at the instructions again and this time saw the word "immediately" (d'oh!) after the part about applying a generous second coat. So I started all over again and this was the result: 

The trick to getting this right is really being generous on that second coat. They aren't kidding. Don't skimp on it. Then you hold the magnetic part over the wet polish and voila! It's like magic: these stunning waves appear on the polish, right before your eyes. The only downside of this is that it takes forever to dry, but I'm willing to put up with it for the gorgeous effect. I got compliments on it from just about everyone today, even people who aren't wild about different or funky nails looks. $16 well spent!

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