I simply adore magnetic nail varnish, I think its very clever and provides a simple and easily achieve nail art look. Since they first started to trickle into the UK I began to watch with envy what became available across the pond in the US. Thankfully, a polish picking princess came to my rescue and provide me with some of the 4 ICING MAGENTIX nail polishes that have been on many a US blog, see The PolishAholic
There are many pics above, firstly of my growing collection and then a look at the colours that might be the same. Thankfully, having compared them all, I can say that they colours are different. The ICING ones have glitter in them and the 17/FashionistA ones are shimmery with no glitter.
So we can all breathe a sigh of relief that I have no duplicates and can justify keeping them all!
In terms of formula, I’ve previously posted about the red FashionistA Magnetic Nail polish, but the ICING one was quite thick. It wasn’t helped by the fact the brush was a bit wonky. Once I had figured out how to used the brush I could put on one fairly thick coat followed swiftly by the magnet, one nail at a time. The wavy magnetic with the ICING ones is lovely, I couldn’t get a clear pic, but again you can see the effect very clearly on The PolishAholic. The magnetic worked very well, I was pleased with it.
For great troubleshooting tips, check out Scrangie’s trouble shooting guide.
In the UK you can get your magnetic nail polish from Nails Inc, 17 for Boots and FashionistA in SuperDrug. China Glaze now also do a range available online. Icing is a US and Canada based store that does much more than polish.