Review: Barry M Magnetic Blue

Today I have for you the final bottle of nail polish that my friend Sophie gave me for my birthday – Barry M Magnetic Blue. If you missed the reviews of the other polishes she gave me, you can see them here – Barry M Ridley Road, Barry M Chameleon Pink and Barry M Croc Effects.

Barry M Magnetic Blue is a shimmery metallic blue – almost a denim colour. It comes in the usual Barry M square bottle, but as it is one of their magentic nail polishes, it has a square lid with a magnet on the top. The magnet I got with this one was the star/cross shape which I was pleased about as I’ve wanted to try this pattern since I saw it in Boots a while ago!

The application was really good, as it usually is with metallic nail polishes and only took one coat to get an opaque colour. I then painted on a thick coat and quickly positioned the magnet over the nail and held it there for around 10 seconds. When I took the magnet away, I was left with this really cool pattern! (Excuse the nick on my middle finger…)

Barry M Magnetic Blue

The magnetic effect means that you get quite a spectrum of blues on your nail, which you wouldn’t be able to achieve with any other kind of polish. Plus, the colour moves in the light which is so so pretty and I just find myself shifting my hand around all the time and staring at it!

As I am a bit of a fan of the matte (really?! haha) so I thought I’d try my matte topcoat over it, and this was the effect that I was presented with. How amazingly cool does it look? It totally steps it up a notch! The blue still shifts in the light too, which I LOVE.

Barry M Magnetic Blue

You can buy Barry M Magentic Blue from Boots and Superdrug stores, or from the Barry M website for just £3.99!

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Review: Barry M Magnetic Moon Dust

Today I have for you another of my birthday presents I received from my fiancé.

This is actually only my first Barry M Magnetic nail polish. I’ve never been the biggest fan of magnetic polishes and so have steered clear of them really, preferring glitters and normal cremes from Barry M’s massive collection.

Oh how wrong I was. I have only two other magnetic polishes, both are Nails Inc polishes. One is good, one is not so good. But Barry M have really pulled this off and the effect is so much stronger than I was expecting or used to!

Barry M Magnetic Moon Dust

Barry M Moon Dust paints on a really gorgeous shimmery beige colour. I’ve become quite a fan of beige nail polishes recently so it was a nice surprise as the colour in the bottle looks bronze and gold!

I painted one coat of Moon Dust before letting it dry completely. After that, I painted a thick coat onto one nail and quickly held the magnet that comes with it over the nail using the little guide on it. I only held it there for about 10 seconds before I saw the amazing effect. The beige colour was still visible from beneath as stripes, but now it had gold/bronze stripes over the top of it. As you move it in the light it looks so beautiful – almost like an optical illusion!

You can buy Barry M Moon Dust from Superdrug, Boots or the Barry M website for only £4.99.

Do you have any magnetic polishes?

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Review: Nails Inc Magnetic Polish Trafalgar Square

This polish is one that I have had for quite a while. I remember going into my local Nails Inc salon to get it the SECOND it was released. I mean, how cool, a nail varnish with magentic bits in it!

Trafalgar Square is a really pretty grey/silver. I don’t tend to wear too many silvery polishes as I am much more of a gold person, but this is an exception due to the magnetic factor of it. On application, it is really smooth to use and has a nice consistency. When using magentic nail polish I tend to do a clear basecoat (at the moment I am favouring Sally Hansen Maximum Growth) and then one thin coat of Trafalgar Square. I leave this coat until it s dry to touch, then I have to get ready for turbo mode. For the magnetic effect, each nail much be done individually so that the polish doesn’t dry before you use the magnet. I paint one nail with a thick layer of the polish, then quickly hold the magnet over the top of the nail for a few seconds to get the ripple effect.

The great thing about Nails Inc Magnetic polishes is that the magnets have little curved finger rests on them, so you can place your finger on the rest while the magnet is over the nail to ensure that you are getting the nail close enough without having to worry about smudging the polish are ruining the pattern by moving the magnet accidentally.

Nails Inc Trafalgar Square - indoors

Nails Inc Trafalgar Square – indoors

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