Wednesday, May 7, 2014


This is just a quick post featuring the last two polishes I bought before I started operation "No More Polish Until I Give Up Smoking". Poundworld was full of bottles of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in loads of shades this weekend so I picked up Malbec which is a deep plummy purple.

As I've only been interested in nail polish for less than a year, I missed out on a lot of the special effect polish trends of recent years. Instead I get to discover these former trends in pound shops for a fraction of their original price! I picked up a red Sally Hansen Magnetic polish months ago and was fascinated by the effect, so when I saw shade Purple Magnitude in Poundworld I grabbed it.

This polish is a lovely metallic lilac shade even without using the star shaped magnet in the polish cap, and when the magnet is held over wet polish it turns some areas of the polish silver and other areas a deeper purple, giving an optical effect that looks as though it has depth.

I used false nails and three coats of Purple Magnitude, using the magnet on the final layer on the thumb, middle and little finger nails. On the index finger I used two coats of Malbec. On two of the nails I added dots followed by Konad Special Top Coat.

What do you think of magnetic nail polishes?


  1. Ooh I really like magnetic polishes! (if they work properly) I have on by Layla and that one works amazing, but two others I own (not Layla) aren't all that magnetic unfortunately. This Sally Hansen one looks great, the lilac colour is so beautiful!

    1. This polish doesn't have as much of a magnetic effect as the red Sally Hansen magnetic polish I have, but the colour is so pretty that I'll forgive it.

  2. This is so nice! :-)

    I do like magnetic polishes. I've got a good few Barry Ms and the 17 Boots ones and a few others *forgets*. I've seen a lot of the Sally Hansen Magnetics and Filthy Gorgeous Magnetics in Poundland. But never been tempted to buy them as I feel I've got enough magnetics. I got a great set of magnets from eBay China a good few years back, they were very good.

    Hehe I don't bother with trends. I just buy the nail polishes because they are cool and I like them :-)

    1. Oooh, I've not seen the Filthy Gorgeous magnetics in my local Poundland yet, I'll have to keep an eye out for them!

  3. I love this magnetic polish!
    And this nail art looks also really pretty!

    I've just discovered your blog ;) And it looks beautiful!
    Xx julia