I received this Essie magnetic nail polish in one of my Social Bliss Style Boxes. (One of the better items I’ve received from my 7 boxes so far LOL) I put this color on my toes, because ever since I tested out the gelliebeans at home gel nail kit… I refuse to put anything else on my nails! I’m on a computer all day at work and if I don’t use gel… my nails chip SO easily! In case you were wondering… the gelliebeans gel polish on my nails is ‘Strawberry Froyo’!
The picture of my polished toes below is pretty accurate… the snakeskin design (created by the magnet affixed to the top of the polish lid) is not very visible. If you were putting this on your nails it might be a different story since they aren’t at ground level all day! The red wine color is still gorgeous, especially for the fall season and the upcoming holidays. The bottle label gives precise instructions:
- Paint all nails with one coat.
- When putting on the 2nd coat, do ONE nail at a time —and IMMEDIATELY— hover the magnet over that nail AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET… for approx. 5 seconds! You don’t have much time… they aren’t playing around with “immediately”! I didn’t get it right the 2nd coat on the first few nails because I don’t think I was quick enough. The 3rd coat finally worked, but then as you may see in the photo on my big toe… it only worked on a stripe down the middle of my nail. I tried to move it around on the other foot and sadly got the same results.
- You repeat step 2 for each nail.
When I didn’t get the show-stopping results I was hoping for LOL, I hovered over nails for 10 seconds… FYI, that doesn’t get you a better outcome. I followed mine up with an OPI clear & shiny top coat.
Sugg. retail is $12.00. I think they are onto something with this science… but I feel that it needs some work. It’s very hard to see that detail on such a dark polish. I love the polish color and concept… I’m just not over-the-moon with the results. I guess I expected a little more. Maybe it’s my magnet that is bad? I may see if there are lighter colors to try.
I give this Essie Magnetic Nail polish 3 paws!