Monday, May 28, 2012

Barry M Magnetic Nail Polish

I've been wondering what all the fuss is about magnetic nail polish so I picked up the Barry M version at Superdrug last week. I half expected that after I painted my nails, all the kitchen appliances and silverware would stick to my fingers... Not really, but honestly, I didn't know what to expect.

I decided on Blue. Most of the available colours are quite dark so it's probably not the most summery of trends, but I though it might be nice for the upcoming Diamond Jubilee parties I'll be attending!

It's pretty easy to apply. You just start as you normally would with a base coat and one coat of the polish, then let that coat dry completely. Once it's dry, apply a 2nd coat and hover the included magnet as close as possible over the nails. This step needs to be done one-by-one because the polish is quick drying. Once the 2nd coat is completely dry, finish with a top coat. It sounds lengthy and laborious, but if you're using Barry M products, they all dry in about 5 minutes or less, so it really doesn't take very long.

Here's the result (pay no attention to the hack job on my nails):

The result is really cool - like a wavy marble pattern on your nails. It's also super shiny and smooth. I absolutely love it! True, it's not for everyone or every situation... I might not wear it to work if I were working in a hospital or corporate job, but it's fun for a weekend, a night out or for fashion-forward fashionistas who just love nail art!

What nail trends are you really into these days?
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  1. Ooh, I really like that - I think I might have to head to boots tomorrow to check them out.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

  2. I've actually never heard of this nail polish trend. You learn something new everyday, eh? It does look pretty cool on the nails.

  3. Looks like I might not be the only one sporting this at Tanya's Jubilant Jamboree! x


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