snakeskin magnet swap-out

This is a follow-up to my snakeskin post from a few days ago! That green Sinfully Magnetic Snakeskin mani came out great! I really love the magnet that came with it. Ever since then I’ve had the urge to test out that snakeskin magnet on other polishes from my stash! Here are the two I chose….

Orly Magnetic FX Paint On Electron

Orly Magnetic FX Paint On Electron: This silver/grey polish was a little meh for me since the snakeskin design came out very subtle.  If you want to see more pics of this polish here’s a nice post by thePolishAholic.

Color Club Magnetic Force Hipnotic

Magnetic Force by Color Club Hipnotic: This magenta polish never disappoints.  I like the bright pink undertones that pop up when the magnet hits this polish!  Just a side note- this color is a dupe of Finger Paints Hipnotic.  Somehow I ended up with both bottles and they are identical!

That was a fun test- those polishes only needed one coat and also dried super quick.  Now I feel like mis-matching my magnets and trying them with all my different polishes!

 

Sinfully Magnetic Snakeskin Review

sinfully magnetic force field

I have been eyeing this magentic polish in Rite Aid for about a month now!  I already have a few magnetic polishes in my stash, but this snakeskin effect is way different than anything I own.   Yesterday the display was really picked through so I finally broke down and bought a bottle before I missed my chance!   This gorgeous green shade is called Force Field.  I totally messed up the first mani I did… so here’s some tips that I learned:

  • apply a basecoat and then one thin coat of the magnetic polish
  • wait for that first coat of color to dry
  • apply a healthy second coat and place the magnet over the nail
  • the magnet may not reach all areas of your nail, but DO NOT rotate your finger from side to side to get better magnetic coverage- this will just mess up the crispness of the design
  • wait for the magnetized second coat to dry before putting a topcoat on or else you’ll ruin the cool snakeskin effect

Sinful Colors Snakeskin Magnetic

The manufacturers website says that the Sinfully Magnetic Snakeskin collection is available exclusively at Rite Aid. I picked up my bottle for $4.99.  I bet the magnet that came with it will work awesome with other brands of magnetic polish too (some of the other magnets I own are puny and don’t even cover the length of your nail).  Plus, this one has a nailguard to prevent you from accidentally smushing your wet nail into the magnet.

I give this polish 5 stars 🙂 Here’s a close-up…

closeup force field

wet n wild eggplant frost

wet n wild - wild shine

wet n wild Eggplant Frost

This color feels like a throwback !  I must’ve owned a similar polish back in the early 90’s cuz I feel like a teenager again LOL. This wet n wild Eggplant Frost is from the wild shine collection and it’s an awesome deep royal purple.  I also painted my ring finger as an accent nail using kleancolor sugar coat.

Overall, I like the Eggplant Frost!  A polish like this is kinda hard to photograph since it has a lil bit of a chameleon effect going on.  In the light it shimmers some fierce blue, and in the shade it’s more of a dark purple.  I like that the pigments shift … it’s shiny & vampy… and it’s only 99 cents 🙂

 

eggplant closeup

blue shimmer in direct light

 

in the shade

in the shade- with kleancolor Sugar Coat accent nail