On my 3 days off from work where I attend all my uni lectures and seminars I always jump at the chance to paint my nails. Due to the fact that I work in a well respected and huge restaurant chain it's not appropriate for any employee to have painted or false nails, and painting mine is now a little luxury on the days where I'm not scheduled on shift.
That being said, I was perusing Boots today and jumped at the chance to try the 17 Magnetized Nail Polish in Blue. Once finished your nails come out in a two tone blue effect, which, even though I'm just letting the top coat dry as I type, I am already falling in love with.
17's polish is not as expensive at the Saturdays' magnetic polish range in Superdrug, what with the magnet being in the lid of the polish and not something you have to purchase separately, each bottle in boots retails at £5.99, hardly bank breaking for such a fun and fabulous nail effect!
The consistency of the polish itself is lovely, not too thick or gloopy and it glides on smoothly - this makes painting your other hand much easier. I picked up the Blue colour but 17 also stocks a Teal, Gun Metal, and Lilac - I'm really excited to try them all.
The specific instructions on the bottle suggest that you 'Apply polish & whilst wet hover magnet over nail. Wait for effect to develop. Allow to fully dry. Add a clear top coat.' Easy and straight forward sounding, and indeed easy and straightforward in application. I love the added touch of having a little groove at one end of the magnet so that you can rest it on your finger while the effect develops (which is instant I must add...no waiting around here!) so that your polish doesn't transfer to the magnet and ruin future applications.
My overall impressions with this polish are extremely positive, I love the effects for the price and really would suggest the use of a topcoat to add a clear shiny layer. In my opinion, when the polish dries it's sort of dull and matte, but if you like that sort of thing then it's also good.
You can take a peek at the polish here.
What do you think? Have you tried this out?
(Sorry for my rubbish camera!)