Product Type: Boots 17 makeup
Newest Review: ... i was pleasantly surprised with this product. The nail varnish comes in a clear glass bottle with a black lid which has a magnet on top... more
I NEVER THOUGHT NAILS WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS!
17 Magnetized Nail Polish
Member Name: dinosaur9211
17 Magnetized Nail Polish
Advantages: unique, new, fun, quirky, gorgeous nails!
Disadvantages: dries quickly and needs experimenting to get it perfect
I saw a friend of mine post on their blog about how fantastic this nail varnish was and to be honest, at first I thought it was just another metallic nail varnish. I was so wrong! I love having different coloured nails and I change them every other day at least.
Now when I think of nail varnish, I think of bright colours and maybe glitter. Never in my life did I picture a magnetized nail varnish to appear on the market - what next?! It is admittedly quite a good idea though and one that will be a good seller because of how original it is. I am still trying to work out how on earth it works!
To apply the nail varnish you simply get your magnet, apply a coat of nail varnish and use the magnet for about 10 seconds above your nail to create a pattern. The magnet reacts with the nail varnish to produce a really unique pattern, I guess the idea is based on the previous cracking effect but taking it to a new level.
Admittedly I didn't think this would work but I love the effect. I haven't used any other nail varnish in weeks and people have commented on how lovely they look! After using it the first time and holding the magnet in one place, I have since experimented by twirling and 'bouncing' the magnet closer and further away to the nail. The different effects make it really cool and it makes it very unique from nail to nail. Where the 'waves' the magnet causes are, they appear darker or lighter depending on the colour you buy - so it is almost 3D.
The nail varnish comes in a usual nail varnish shaped bottle with a black lid. The magnet is screwed off separately to the actual brush allowing you to put it to one side while you paint your nail. I was disappointed to know it only comes in 4 shades as I did expect a few more but I suppose these are going to come soon. I purchased gun metal and teal. I never used to like teal much but due to my mums bridesmaid dresses being teal (She is getting married in April yay!) and I'm a bridesmaid - I figured it's a nice colour after all! The only other two shades are blue and lilac both of which are nice I just didn't have enough to buy all 4 and I didn't want to buy them and risk them being rubbish.
Costing £5.99 it is quite expensive compared to plain coloured varnishes but I am sure in given time, every company will have their own unique take on the product offering a range of prices.
In my opinion, this is the perfect nail varnish for anyone who likes to experiment with their nails. It is such a new 'invention' and deserves credit because I never thought I would see a product like this on the market - especially for a low price. The only fault I have found is that if you don't use the magnet really quickly after painting your nails, you will experience problems and it may not work properly. I used the product about 3 times before I started to like it as the effect isn't as good as your nail begins to dry.
I would recommend this highly and it looks a lot like the Minx nails you get at the salon which are quite expensive!
Summary: unique, new, fun, quirky, gorgeous nails!