Happy New Year!!! Here are my new years eve nails for the N.A.I.L. linkup! I went with a mix-match snake skin manicure. I used two different magnetic polishes in this design and I also hid ‘2014’ in there as well. 🙂
GREEN NAILS- My green nails were painted with Sinfully Magnetic Snakeskin nail polish in a green shade called Force Field. I applied one coat and let it dry. Then I applied the second coat and then immediately held the included magnet over top. The magnet reacted with the polish and created such an amazing criss-cross snakeskin effect (see my other post about Force Field here). This is probably my absolute favorite magnetic polish & magnet of all time! I also applied some pearl-toned studs to these nails for a feminine sexy touch.
BLACK NAILS- These nails were painted with China Glaze Liquid Leather. Then I stamped MoYou Pro 05 snakeskin design over half of these nails using a silver magnetic Orly polish called Paint on Electron. I’m so glad that the silver stamped so well! The puny Orly magnet that came with the polish really sucks…so I’m happy to find another use for Paint on Electron which didn’t even require a magnet. *Another thing to note about stamping with magnetic polish- it didn’t smudge at all when I applied topcoat!
Oh and about the hidden ‘2014’- I placed my studs strategically to represent the year 2014– I put 20 studs on my right hand and 14 studs on my left. 🙂 I also patterned my nails differently on each hand just for effect.
Do you think magnetic nail polish has a fun ‘party feel’ ? I love it and I think it’s just perfect for the holidays. Plus, I did magnetic nails last new yrs eve… so I’m sorta keeping up with traditions by doing another one tonite. These nails are also just in time to say goodbye to the SNAKE. Au revoir 2013, year of the snake! Bonjour 2014, year of the horse!
While we’re on the topic, I’d like to show you a pic of my new horse calendar for 2014. I got it as a Christmas present from my uncle! Isn’t it purty?
I look forward to a new year! See you in 2014!
View the other N.A.I.L. entries here:
N.A.I.L. December Theme 1 – Snowflakes
N.A.I.L. December Theme 2 – Shopping
N.A.I.L. December Theme 3 – Winter Solstice
N.A.I.L. December Theme 4 – Festive French Manis
N.A.I.L. December Theme 5 – New Year
Hey everyone! For DAY 10/METALLIC of the Oh Mon Dieu! Challenge I thought I’d try some fun stuff with magnetic nail polishes. I have a rather good selection of magnetic polishes to choose from. I like to collect them because they’re a fun way to get a cool nail design without having to whip out special tools or techniques.
This mani is something new and different for me- I used two different magnetic polishes! I painted one half of my nails with a green Sinful Colors called Sinfully Magnetic Force Field and used the snakeskin magnet that came with it. Coolest magnet ever! I love the snakeskin effect. Then I painted the other half of my nails with a gorgeous blurple by L.A. Colors Magnetic called Electrostatic. The la girl magnet is hidden in the cap and it wasn’t as impressive as the other brand’s. This one created kitty-corner vertical stripes which aren’t that prominent -but the delicious purple color makes up for it.
I like this double-magnetic look…and they dried fast too! BONUS!
Let’s see what the other girls came up with for today’s theme…..
10. Metallic :
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: 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.
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!
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
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…