The Power of Magnets! A Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Polish Review
We all know that magnets are good as refrigerator decorations and holiday souvenirs, but did you know that they could also be used for nail polish art? All you need is a magnetic nail polish (yes, that’s a thing) and well, a magnet! Magnetic nail polishes are available in a variety of different brands, but for the purposes of this article, we’ll be looking at the Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Polish. ?
Magnetic Nail Polish- How do they work?
Magnetic nail polish is a little unique in the way that they contain small iron particles in their formulation. To find out how they work, we’ll have to talk a little bit about physic- When the metallic iron particles of a magnetic nail polish are exposed to a magnet, some are attracted by the magnet while others are repelled- this produces a cool-looking, wavy pattern on your nail. The pattern will also look a little different, depending on how you position the magnet over your nail!
My Experience with the Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Polish
Sally Hansen has a line of magnetic nail polish that is available in 8 different colours. We’ll be looking at shade number 903, “Silver Element” in this review (Because silver is always classy, right?). ?
Upon first glance, it looks just like any other bottle of nail polish. But wait, is that a magnet on top of the lid?
As far as instructions go, this is what was written on the back:
Step 1: Apply 1 coat of base coat. Shake Magnetic Nail Colour to active. Remove overlap with magnet and set aside. Apply 1 coat of Magnetic Nail Colour to all 10 nails and let dry.
Step 2: Apply a thick second coat of color to 1 nail and immediately hold the built-in magnet over the nail. Rest the guide just below the cuticle without touching the wet nail polish. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat for all 10 fingers and let dry. Finish with Top Coat.
Sounded simple enough ? I applied the first coat of magnetic nail polish onto my nails. It did look a bit sheer but that’s probably to be expected with just a single layer. Fast forward one youtube video later, the first coat was dry. Onwards to the second!
The nail colour evened out nicely as I applied the second coat onto my nails. Now, with the magnetic nail polish, you have to apply the magnet directly over your nail while the polish is still wet. This basically means that you have to put the magnet over your finger, as soon as you’ve applied the second coat to each nail. Now the actual process of putting the magnet over the nail is really easy. You just put the “guide” (a plastic bit that sticks out next to the magnet) on your cuticle; this gives you the perfect placement for the magnet- close enough to make the cool wavy patterns on your nail but not close enough to ruin the wet polish! 10 seconds is all it takes for the magnet to do its work ?…and here is the final product! Who knew magnets could make such cool looking patterns on your nails?
Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Polish Verdict
If you’re looking for some cool, quick-to-do nail designs then definitely go for the Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Polish! It’s super easy to apply and you’re pretty much guaranteed to receive complements for your nails! Remember to add a layer of top coat for extra durability. 🙂