Product Type: Boots 17 makeup
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Magnetised mesmorising mitts!
17 Magnetized Nail Polish
Member Name: coventry123
17 Magnetized Nail Polish
Advantages: Cheaper than Nails inc, range of colours, neat patter
Disadvantages: Can be messy with the magnet
I am always game for trying the latest trends and products on the fashion and beauty side of things. In terms of nail products there always seems to be a new trend at the moment it is probably pastel shades or matte nail polish. Several months ago the current trend was the 'magnet' effect nails, I think Nails Inc were the first company to bring out the magnet effect nails product range but these retailed for around £12 each which I was unprepared to pay as I think that it extortionate for a small nail polish. The excessive pricing of the Nails Inc range made the Number 17 range from Boots even more popular, in my opinion.
I first saw the Number 17 Boots magentised nail polish in a magazine and the next time I was in town I walked past Boots and remembered about this product. I back tracked and ended up searching the shelves for it but it was all sold out given its popularity, I was subsequently advised to order it online so this is what I did when I got home.
I was very excited to try out my nail polish, I ordered it in 'gun metal' shade which is a silvery colour. There was gun metal, lilac, blue and teal to choose from altogether. The nail polish arrived promptly within about 4 working days. To look at it, it is easily recognisable that this is a different range of nail polish as it has added plastic edges and obviously the wavy magnet on the lid.
I followed instructions and tips that I had seen in the magazine where I had first seen this product. The advice was to apply two coats to the nails applying the magnet effect on the second coat but before the product dried. I did this and was instantly amazed at how the magnet only needs a few seconds at close range to the nail to create a wavy silvery pattern. The pattern itself looked very neat as if it was applied with a nail pen. It is very detailed and the colours seem to run into one another which looks 'mesmorising' hence the nail of this review!
After 2 coats the nail polish looked even like most other nail polishes which I was happy with as it meant that I didn't have to spend more time going back over my nails. I did like the effect but once it had dried, which took about 2 minutes overall, the shine and glitteriness of the wet polish had really died down and it didn't look so 'mesmorising' after all.
I do like this nail polish for special occassions but is isn't a polish that I would use every day. I got 10ml of nail polish for £5.99 from boots which is pretty good value for money given it's popularity at the time.
Summary: Number 17 magnetised nail polish