Nail trends have become all the rage in the past few months. Everything from stickers to acrylic 3-D art has been used to make your manis marvelous. Nails Inc. is going with those trends by releasing a special new polish with iron powder inside that creates 3 dimensional art. This super high tech manicure comes in three shades: House of Parliament (purple), Trafalgar Square (chrome), and Whitehall Teal (teal). Also, included is a magnet conveniently located on the cap.
I tried two shades, the purple and chrome on a recent trip to Sephora. Luckily I was tempted to just test the polishes in-store instead of purchasing both. Although the idea of it is cool, I quickly realized maybe I would pass on this trend. Directions say to start with the Nails Inc. base coat, and apply a layer of magnetic nail polish. Simple enough. Then add a generous second coat over the nail, and quickly use the magnet located on the cap over each nail for 10-15 seconds. They were not kidding when they said a generous amount; it took a thick coat to achieve any results. There is a lip on the magnet that you can lay on the cuticle but by the time you figure that out, you’ve already placed the magnet too close to the wet nail polish and ruined your nail.
The outcome was more 2-d than 3-d, more visible in the chrome. It made a smeared effect, which could just look like a rushed manicure.
All in all, a cool idea. But maybe I’ll just stick to a French manicure next time.
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