This week I’ve had my first experience with magnetic nail varnish! The photo below shows you what it is supposed to look like….
I’ve got the LCN magnetic nail polish in Ferromagnetic Blue and Green Temptation and also two magnets – one with a diagonal pattern and the other with a star. The first time I tried to use the nail varnish I got in a right mess! Once you’ve applied the varnish, you have to hold the magnet above your nail for about 10 seconds to set the pattern. To start with I was holding the magnet too far away and nothing was happening. I found that I needed to hold the magnet really, really close to my nail for it to have any effect but that meant that I kept accidentally touching the wet nail with the magnet and smudging it! Each time you make a mistake you have to reapply the nail varnish again or it is too dry for the magnet to work.
After a few practice attempts, I managed to get all of my nails looking pretty good. However, I did find that one hand looked a lot better than the other. I’m left handed so my right hand (the one in the photo) looks quite good but the left hand didn’t work as well. It takes me longer to put nail varnish on with the wrong hand so I kept finding that my nails were drying before I could get the magnet to them. It doesn’t look too bad though and I’m sure I’ll get quicker with practice! I was surprised that the nail varnishes dries quite so quickly.
I really like this nail polish but you definitely shouldn’t try to use it is you are in a rush and don’t expect to get it perfect first time!