Girls like me change the color of their nail polish every 3 days, habitually. They pick colors to match how they feel. But what happens when you get bored of the same bland colors? Sure, glitter can spice up your life a little bit, but we want more. Enter Nails Inc. Magnetic Nail Polish.
Fashion trendsetters rant and rave about this polish. The amazement in girlsâ€™ eyes as the pattern changes is quite enjoyable to watch. â€œIt is so cool,â€ says Sophomore Julia Eliopoulos. â€œIt is like magic when I put the magnet over the plain color and it changes.â€
While I was not a fan of last year’s crackle nail polish trend, when Valley asked me to write an article on this new magnetic trend, I figured I had to test it out for myself.
The trip to CVS was convenient, but seeing the shocking sticker price of $9.95 was a little much. I bought the plum shade with the hope that if I did not like the magnetic look, I could still wear the color plain, without using the magnetic feature.
It would have been nice that this pricey polish came with some directions. Diving in, I applied two coats and prepared for the magnetic reaction; but it didnâ€™t work. After a little YouTube and Google searching, I found out that you can only apply one coat.
You also have to paint one nail at a time, and then immediately hold the magnet right above the nail for about 10 seconds. As it hovers, you should see the pattern develop.
I finished off with a nice glossy topcoat, and overall was satisfied with the design. The wave pattern on my nails gave the plum coloring a new look.
I can only wait to see what the nail trend for next year will be. Whatever it is, I am sure that I will fall into buying the product and trying it out myself again.
Conclusion: Though it is pricey, if looking for something fun to experiment with this season, it’s definitely worth a shot!
Where it is available: CVS pharmacy (E. Beaver & W. College), $9.95; Wal-Mart Stores Inc., $8.97
Note: for directions on how to apply, check out this video from Sally Hansen.com.
Photo by Kylin Chen