The Sally Hansen Magnetic nail polish features a round bottle, with an overcap that contains the magnet which features a cuticle guard. I really like that feature. It keeps the magnet, which has a wave-pattern, right with the nail polish. As someone who is famous for losing things, I really appreciate that. The actual color of the polish seems much more bronze than golden to me, and it has a nice bit of microshimmer in it.
The directions say to apply a base coat of the polish on all ten nails and then once it dries to apply a thick second coat of polish and then hover the magnet over the nail to create the pattern immediately afterwards, working one nail at a time. It seemed simple enough. However, it was harder than it sounded. Several times I got too close with the magnet and touched the wet polish with it, messing up the nail. And the pattern didn't turn out nearly as pronounced as I had expected. I am not sure if I didn't do a thick enough coat, or if I didn't hold the magnet close enough or what. But it wasn't what I expected. So overall, for my first time using this polish, I was honestly pretty disappointed. I like the finished look. It just turned out much more subtle than what I was hoping for. And the polish itself is thick and difficult to work with.
Overall, I am VERY glad that I did not pay full price for this polish. I would have been terribly disappointed if I paid 9 dollars for this. I am pleased with the results for the $1.60 I paid, though. I bought another shade, polar purple, at the same time, and I am anxious to see how that performs, as well as to try again with the process to see if it gets easier with practice.
|Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail polish in Golden Conduct|