Friday, August 10, 2012
Summer Must Haves #1: Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color
Product #1: Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color - 3D Effects
$9.99 at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Target - you can find great Sally Hansen coupons though!
If my summer could be defined by a particular nail polish, this would undoubtedly be it (in addition to all of my bright, crazy colors that is). The minute I saw this polish gazing back at me in the Influenster box I was like "Great...this is going to be fun...if by fun you mean impossibly hard and ridiculously time consuming." I'll admit it: I was wrong. You read that correct - I admitted that I was wrong. You'd better take a screen shot or something because that doesn't happen too often. ;) The polish comes with a magnetic top which, after you have applied a second coat of the nail polish and it is still wet, you place your nail parallel to. The unique formula was specially developed with metallic particles, so once you hold your wet nail over the magnet, tada!
You have your uniquely designed nails!
To make your 3D nails experience a lot smoother and far more enjoyable, I want to let you guys in on a few tips I picked up from my first couple of tries with this polish:
Tip #1: Allow your first coat to dry completely before starting in on the second. I found that using a really thin first coat worked best.
Tip #2: When beginning with your second coat, only do one nail at a time! For example, second coat your thumb, magnetize it, then move on to your pointer finger, etc. Makes it a lot less rushed and gives you far better designs!
Tip #3: If you have wide nails, be sure to rotate them! Use the ridge on the lid to rest your finger on (right below the cuticle line) and slowly, but completely rock your finger back and forth so that the nail surface has been entirely exposed to the magnet - otherwise, you will just have an odd skunk stripe down the middle of your fingers ;-P
Tip #4: Always finish with a good top coat for longer lasting color!
Tip #5: Last but most certainly not least - remember to have fun! Try using your magnetic polish in correlation with a colored polish or try holding the magnet in different ways for different designs - make this look uniquely yours!
I received this product complimentary for testing and reviewing purposes courtesy of Influenster.