Archive for April, 2012

April 21st, 2012

Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish – Trafalger Square

I had been wanting to try magnetic nail polish for the longest time.  Now, following on the heels of the crackle phase, they seem to be flooding the market.  I tested one of the first I saw, Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish, which Sephora carries.  This is Trafalger Square, a dark metallic chrome.

It’s important to apply the magnet soon after you paint your nail, because the polish dries quickly.  The magnet is in the cap, and it has a small curved tray that you fit on your cuticle to hold the magnet in place.  I did one nail at a time to ensure that the polish wouldn’t dry on me.  I loved the results!  The chevron stripes create a tiger eye appearance, with the color shifting depending on the angle of the light.

What are your favorite magnetic nail polishes?  I am tempted to try the new Color Club magnetic glitter shades!

 

~ Allison ~

April 21st, 2012

Sally Hansen CSM Loves Me Not – Prabal Gurung Spring 2012

Meet Loves Me Not, one of the Sally Hansen colors created by Prabal Gurung for Spring 2012.  The other colors in the collection were pretty, but this one really called to me.  It is a blackened glass-flecked purple.  The formula was excellent and I could almost get complete coverage in one coat.  I applied two, which really added depth and sparkle. Here it is with a topcoat of Seche Vite.

I’m trying out a new gallery style of displaying photos – what do you think?  Please click to zoom!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

~ Allison~