A while ago, Sally Hansen released the Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color collection, featuring 8 unique shades that can be use on its own or with the magnet that it comes with each individual bottle. DIY nail art has been quite the scene for nails in Australia for the past two years focusing on simple, fool proof trends. Sally Hansen pretty much nailed this department (pun gettit?) first with the Salon Effects nail stickers and now may I present you with magnetic nail colors.
Basically these nails has a revolutionary formula that infuses metallic particles in the nail polish when exposed to the magnet, it creates a “wave” like effect. They do dry fairly quickly so you have to work quickly with these nail polishes. Overall, I find that once you figure out how to use the whole magnet thingy, it is actually quite quick and isn’t time consuming. Remember, practice makes perfect so don’t be dishearten if the first time around wasn’t what you expected it to be.
1) Shake nail color to activate the magnet.
2) Remove overcap with magnet and set aside.
3) Apply one thin coat of magnetic nail color to all 10 nails and let dry.
4) Apply a thick second coat to one nail and immediately hold the built-in magnet over nail.
5) Rest the guide just below the cuticle without touching the wet nail bed, hold for 10 seconds.
6) Repeat for the rest of the nails.
#Polar Purple – Possibly my favourite shade of the lot, as you can see the magnet finish gives the polish a marbling effect.
#Kinetic Copper – Second favourite shade, I just think this one suits my skin tone and the finish is gorgeous. I can’t say no to golds, copper and browns!
#Electric Emerald – This is a unique green shade that leans more towards a metallic darker green finish.
#Iconic Indigo – This blue stands out and gives a pop of colour. As you can see I wasn’t quick enough and didn’t work out with the index finger. If something like this happen, just pain another fresh coat over and hold the magnet over the nail and viola! Problem sorted.
I think these are perfect at home DIY nail colour options for Spring races that is guaranteed to make your nails stand out from the crowd.
RRP AUD$16.95 each
Available on counters now