Somewhat a continuation post from the earlier haul, here are the other 2 random items I had picked up along with my Essence loot.
See what I mean by I am obsessed with nail stuff right now!
The Decorative sticker was about S$12-ish if I'm not wrong and it's basically gel stickers that you stick on and it comes with cute little jewels and designs to further decorate it.
I haven't removed it from it's pack to properly inspect how it works but the gel portion has a soft rubbery curve to it, instead of being a clear flat piece of film.
There are a lot of other designs but I thought this looked really cute.
The next item was something I picked up at the counter. You know, those displays that are placed to deliberately distract you as you wait in the queue? Well, that worked for me this time.
I didn't spot Nail Inc at the Watsons I went to and I wasn't thinking to get magnetic polish so this random purchase just happened.
The magnet is a sole piece without any extra knubs to prop it up etc. There are also instructions on how you can use the magnet to get various designs.
This was my first try at using magnetic polishes so I did a terrible job with it and failed the first time around. The swatch below was just 1 coat of the polish, fairly opaque!
I only painted the ring finger and have A-England's Saint George on the rest of them.
The reason for failure was that the polish had somewhat dried before I could hold the magnet over. You can see very faint black lines above, almost indistinguishable.
The second time, I tried it on my right hand and did it a lot quicker, holding the magnet over straight away without screwing the polish cap back on.
It worked! Well... in a partially fail fashion because the effect was more concentrated on one side but slowly and surely I'll get the hang of it. Don't judge from my swatches but the Golden Rose magnetic shades are quite lovely.
Here is a better shot of this particular polish on muxe.net.
My main gripe, it's so much more expensive here! Well it's not that expensive in polish terms but it is going for about S$15 locally when it retails for, I believe, about 3 Euros or so in Turkey. Tsk...
After this trial experiment, I found a Magnetic polish 101 entry on Scrangie which is very helpful for those new to this.
I think I will have a go at them again, soon... and I don't envision myself using the gel packs just yet. Perhaps nearing the end of April where I may have a reason to head out with flashy nails.
Till then, what are your thoughts on magnetic polishes. Any brands to recommend?
Thanks for reading!