I have never really considered myself a girlie girl. Well except when it came to babies. I love seeing girl babies dressed up with ribbons and lace. But for me jeans and shorts and tank tops have always been my go to wardrobe. I do , however, have a thing with nails. I love painting mine, or having them done professionally. I think nails can be sexy, fun and flirty when done right. I also say you pay for what you get. The cheaper the polish the more difficult it is going to be to have nails that are pretty and chip free. So I am willing to pay the extra to get top quality nails at home. Sally Hansen has always been at the top of my list when nails are involved. When I do get a chance to sit down and pamper my mom hands I want the products that make it worth my while.
So when I saw the new Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail color I was instantly intrigued. I always look for unique ways to play with my colors and while I do not have the artistic flair of some of my friends with drawing on their nails, this looked like something I could actually do all by myself. After reading the instructions I sat down to play and see what all I could do with this fun polish. The instructions were easy to follow and although getting the magnet in just the right spot took a little bit of practice, once I figured it out the sky was the limit. I was also having some fun trying some different magnets aside from the one on the top. I think if someone with a steadier hand than I were to try that as well they could do nearly anything they could imagine. I would recommend a small one though to keep the lines small.
First I cleaned my hands thoroughly with a scrub and some good old fashioned soap and water. Letting them dry completely before putting on a base coat. I do advise the base coat because with some of the darker polishes, including these you may find the nail bed stained from the color. At that point all the polish remover in the world won’t get it off you just have to ride it out or repaint.
After the base coat I applied a thin layer of Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color and allowed it to DRY completely as well. I love this polish as it is very easy to put on and doesn’t make clumps. It is smooth and once dry extremely hard to chip or peel.
Once the base coat dried I then applied a much thicker second coat of the polish. Doing ONE NAIL AT A TIME. While that polish is still wet place the lip of the magnetic top cap over the bed and I slowly slide it over my finger from one side to the other. Doing this slowly ensures the patterns appear with some consistency and surety. Continue until each nail is done. The finished result should look like this.
After that coat dries completely, which does not take long thankfully, apply a top coat. The nail polish itself is very shiny so a top coat is there for simply extra protection of the polished nail itself.
I will tell you that after I tried my bottle from Influenster that I received for review I had to go out and purchase the other colors. I am having a blast changing them around and doing my nails. I have also noticed that my nails tend to split less if I keep them protected with quality nail polish like Sally Hansen Magnetic.
Here is their description of the product:
NEW! Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color is summer’s hottest nail trend that allows you to create a gorgeous 3-D nail art effect in just seconds. This unique formula has been specially developed with metallic particles – just hold the built-in magnet over wet polish to reveal a unique design on the nail. Seal with a topcoat for extra shine! Learn more at www.sallyhansen.com
Shake and Apply 2 coats
Hold Magnet for 10 seconds over wet nail polish
Let dry and seal with a top coat for extra shine
Where to Buy
Available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally.
Suggested Retail Price: $9.99
* I received this Sally Hansen product as part of a review program from Influenster. I was not paid any money for my opinion, it is not for sale. The fact that I went out and purchased MORE of this product says it all.