Monday, June 18, 2012

Boy howdy, has nail polish come a long way.  (I know that statement made me sound really old.)  I recently told Erin (@ Shades of Gray and a Pinch of Pink) that I'd give Essie nail polish a try.  I've been strictly an OPI gal for years.  Erin is firmly in camp Essie.  I thought I'd take the leap and give the Essie polish a go so off to Ulta I went.  I had a bottle of pink Essie polish in my hands when I saw the new magnetic nail polishes.  Sis had some on last week and it looked great.  I have a gazillion pink polishes, but not a single magnetic polish.  You can tell by the title of this post that the magnetic polish won out.
I zipped next door to Target where the bottles of polish were a dollar cheaper.  They were still $8.99, but still, that's a 10% savings and I'll take that any day of the week.  
Here's the story, morning glory, 
the bottle comes in one piece. 
You take the black cap off, which contains the magnet needed for the pattern on your nails, and you're left with a normal bottle and a big cap.
I started with a fresh base coat.
The instructions say to put a thin coat of the polish on all ten nails.  What they didn't say is that it takes some time to get used to this polish.  It's thick and dries quickly, making one thin coat kind of hard to do.  You know I always share my misadventures with you.
Once I got the hang of it I got all ten nails done with that step.
After this coat dries, you work with each nail one by one.  You put a thick coat on the nail, hold the magnet over the nail for 10 seconds and then move on to the next nail.
I still ended up having to take the polish off and redoing three of the nails as I went.  Some took more of the pattern and some didn't. 
I've had them painted for three days now, including one morning of yard work, and the tips are just starting to chip.  Now that I have the hang of the polish, I'd definitely give it another try.  I want to get the copper color next. 

Have you gals tried it?  Would you recommend it?  
What do you think?

PS: Erin, Essie is still on my must try list.

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1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this magnet stuff before..... crazy! I like it but it looks like something I would mess up... I am SO BAD at nail polish. It's unreal.

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