FIRST UP! Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color! I had heard about these magnetic nail polishes and the theory intrigued me. I have to admit, I'm a bit lazy and typically wont travel to many stores to hunt down nail polish. When I saw that Sally Hansen was making one, I thought- GREAT! If I love this, I can get it at Walmart! They sent me a really pretty metallic silver and black color which as you know is RIGHT up my ally. I loves me dark, sometimes vampy nail colors. I was a little worried though because since getting my own gel nail system, I seldom use traditional nail polish. This effect was so unique I couldnt pass it up for a try though!
|Isnt it cool looking!|
|Can you see the waves of color?|
|They sent me a cuticle and hand cream by Sally Hansen too!!|
So as you can see- the effect is super cool! You put on a base coat followed by a thin coat and let dry completely. You then put a thicker second coat on and IMMEDIATELY hold the cap (which is where the tricky little magnet is hidden) over your nail for 10ish seconds. When you remove the magnet- voila! Rippled, waves of color!
So what is my overall impression?? I LOVED the color, I really liked the effect and it dried somewhat quick for traditional polish. You can only do one nail at a time because you have to get the magnet on there ASAP. I actually waited just like 10 seconds to see what would happen. It still waved but not nearly as crisply or as pronounced. I would still recommend a base and top coat. I am TOUGH on my nails so it only lasted about 3 days which is to be expected with traditional polish on me. I really like it! Its a really fun thing to spice up boring old manicures!
OH!! And I got a sample of the Nails and Cuticles Hand Creme too. I have the most deathly dry hands and cuticles and so I am ALWAYS in need of a good moisturizer. I really like this as a hand cream. Its not as thick as I need a cuticle cream to be- but it worked great as a lotion. It also absorbed pretty well and didn't leave me all greasy!
Whats your new favorite mani for summer?