Essence magnetic nail polishes and star magnet (spring 2012)

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Magnetic nail polishes have been my passion for quite a while now. I love to play with them, try out different designs … When I first saw that there are 3 new magnetic nail polishes and a magnet among Essence spring 2012 assortment change, I was intrigued. But I hesitated whether I should get all of them or not as I don’t have good experience with their magnetic line. But for the price … in the end I bought all of them. :angel:

Essence new magnetics nail polishes + star magnet

Essence new magnetics nail polishes + star magnet

I have good and bad news. Let’s start with the bad – magnet is still not what it’s suppose to be. Just not enough punch behind it. Good news? Polishes are a dream – lovely colors and lots of iron particles. :thumb: So combination actually gives a result … best if you literally press the magnet into the wet polish, but let’s not go there. :silly:

With all swatches I applied one coat for a base and then used magnet on the wet second coat. I guess by now you all know the drill. :cute:

Essence Love Potion is pretty weirdish shade that wants to be copperish, looks almost brownish but has some pink in there too. It’s not ugly, but I can’t say it’s pretty either. I’ll call it interesting. :biggrin: I used new Essence star magnet with this shade.

Essence Love Potion magnetic nail polish

Essence Love Potion magnetic nail polish (swatch)

Green magnetic shade goes by the name Wish List Secrets!. I used this nail polish in combination with Alessandro diagonal magnet. Darker green and gray-light green combo rocks. :wub:

Essence Wish List Secrets magnetic nail polish

Essence Wish List Secrets magnetic nail polish (swatch)

I left the best one for the end. Fantastic dark blue magnetic polish with slight purplish undertone/shimmer – Spell Bound!. :stars: I used this one with LCN star magnet

Essence Spell Bound magnetic nail polish

Essence Spell Bound magnetic nail polish (swatch)

… while Maestra chose Alessandro diagonal magnet:love:

Essence Magnetics Spell Bound swatch

Essence Magnetics Spell Bound swatch

I got the feeling that blue one is little bit more loaded with metal particles. But even if it is, I can’t say any of the polishes is a dud … unlike the majority of the previous magnetic polishes in Essence regular line. Thumbs up for Essence for improving their formula. Now they just have to make better magnet. :whistle:

Price (if I’m not mistaken) is the same for the nail polish (8ml/0.27 fl.oz.) and magnet – 1,89 EUR (2.5 USD).

And we have a little surprise for you. We picked up few new Essence nail polishes so it’s time for giveaway. Quick rules: one entry per person, you have to follow with one account ONLY, leave a comment, giveaway is international and closes on the 26th of March. For those entering with Tweeter – you can click on Tweet button at the bottom of the post and leave your nickname in the specified field. Additional rules (shipping, age) are still the same.

Parokeets giveaway: Essence spring 2012 new nail polishes

Essence: Toffee To Go, Midnight Date, Spell Bound, Ticket To The Show, Glorious Aquarius

Giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you all for entering. :rose:

email:; Starševski klepet


  1. hadita

    May 18, 2012 at 16:03

    es un timo, no funciona!!!!

    • Gejba

      May 18, 2012 at 18:33

      I’m guessing you’re having problems with Essence magnet? Try some other king/brand and result will be probably way better. :nails:

  2. Maja

    March 26, 2012 at 19:40

    love the blue one!

  3. Dunja

    March 26, 2012 at 19:16

    Hope I win! Great giveaway!

  4. Christy Ann

    March 26, 2012 at 19:13

    Thank you! Love these!

  5. Yasinisi (Marta)

    March 26, 2012 at 19:03

    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  6. Roxana Herczog

    March 26, 2012 at 18:38

    Thank you for the giveaway! :) :happy:

  7. Marcsikaaa

    March 26, 2012 at 18:26

    thank you for the giveaway :)))

  8. Maša

    March 26, 2012 at 18:26

    spell bound :wub:
    sm pa enkrat kupla tale magnetek od Essence in lak, pa magnetek ni glih deloval….sm bla zelo jezna :devil: bo treba kupit kej močnejšega :angel:

  9. K.

    March 26, 2012 at 18:25

    Ooooh, the last one with Alessandro magnet – I want it and I will have it! :)

  10. Stephanie

    March 26, 2012 at 18:23

    I love magnetic polishes! So gorgeous!

  11. Kristen N.

    March 26, 2012 at 16:01

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  12. mahwish bhatti

    March 26, 2012 at 15:16

    pretty polishes :) :thumb:

  13. Nina Hong

    March 26, 2012 at 07:00

    Amazing giveaway!

  14. Lauren Ayer

    March 26, 2012 at 04:17

    Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway! I would love to win!

  15. Lisa B.

    March 26, 2012 at 03:50

    I’ve always wanted to try some magnetic polishes! I can’t find any in stores near me, so I’d love to try these. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  16. Quite Polished

    March 26, 2012 at 02:59

    Great giveaway! Thank you so much :)

  17. Liveit

    March 25, 2012 at 23:43

    Great Giveaway!
    I follow on twitter @liveit2

  18. laurynlofgren

    March 25, 2012 at 19:34

    Hi! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

    I wish Essence’s full line was available in the states, but we only get a few un-interesting polishes. :(

  19. Wendy Stanbury

    March 25, 2012 at 19:32

    I love Essence nail polishes but we don’t have them in England :o( :nails:

  20. Elíz

    March 25, 2012 at 19:25

    I love Essence nail polishes! I hope I’ll win! :) Nice giveaway!

  21. Olga

    March 25, 2012 at 18:57

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love these colors!

  22. Brooke Johnson

    March 25, 2012 at 17:31

    I love the blue one, so pretty!

  23. Camila

    March 25, 2012 at 17:16

    I’m not really feeling the magnetic nail polish trend yet, so I’ll pass this one :T

  24. Emma

    March 25, 2012 at 16:29

    I’ve not yet tried any magnetics but these look awesome

  25. Soledad

    March 25, 2012 at 15:31

    I have never tried magnetic nail polishes, maybe now…:D
    Thanks for giveaway! :)

  26. Karigold

    March 25, 2012 at 15:28

    I love the polishes without the magnetic effect!! The blue ROCKS!! :wave:

  27. wenny

    March 20, 2012 at 05:59

    the nail polish looks good! thanks for hosting this giveaway

  28. punkie1

    March 19, 2012 at 21:54

    uuu…the blue is enchanting…
    and essence magnet does not look too great..

    keep up the good work with the blog!

  29. Cindy-y

    March 19, 2012 at 20:57

    I was never so sure what the hype on magnetics was all about, but after seeing them in real life I’m hooked! thanks for hosting this giveaway :)

  30. MissDoll

    March 19, 2012 at 19:51

    Love potion izgleda zanimiv, malo me spominja na male bakrene kovančke-cente, drugače je pa moder čudovit in že čutim na vodi, da bo kmalu moj :yes:

  31. Jamie McIntosh

    March 19, 2012 at 19:10

    Glad I found your site.

  32. Katarina

    March 19, 2012 at 18:48

    Great giveaway! :))

  33. Blue Panther Sandrinne

    March 18, 2012 at 22:05

    I like this giveaway :thumb:

  34. Željana

    March 18, 2012 at 20:51

    Novi lakovi su divni, pogotovo modri! Ali magneti su im za ništa…šteta… ja sam kupila LCN-ove magnete, oni su fantastični!

  35. Lana

    March 18, 2012 at 20:16

    Blue and green are gorgeous :)

  36. Innana

    March 18, 2012 at 19:23

    Uuuu… novi lakići :) Bilo bi lijepo probati ih…

  37. Silva

    March 18, 2012 at 18:13

    I love magnetic polishes, they’re so cute!

  38. dorottya.burik

    March 18, 2012 at 17:35

    I totally love these magnetic polishes, i’ll buy them, i also love the giveaway :) :P

  39. Sidrah

    March 18, 2012 at 16:07

    I love how essence are soo current with trends!

  40. Ana

    March 18, 2012 at 16:03

    ucestvujem :)
    uvek imate super nagradice :) :wub:

  41. Biba

    March 18, 2012 at 15:59

    Sodelujem, in držim pesti da se mi končno enkrat nasmehne sreča :whistle:

    Tile lakci so božanski :wub:

  42. poloncikaa

    March 18, 2012 at 15:08

    Sodelujem :thumb:

  43. melitta

    March 18, 2012 at 11:31

    I love Essence! good quality and great price, enough for me =)
    I’ve never tried magnet nail art and would love to!

  44. Ashley_D

    March 18, 2012 at 07:14

    I quite like magnetic polishes. Some can be tricky, but if done right they’re absolutely beautiful. Love this post!

  45. Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover

    March 18, 2012 at 02:16

    What a lovely giveaway girls, thank you so much! I love Essence! :wub:

  46. Lucisek-Lucy's Stash

    March 17, 2012 at 22:36

    Thank you for another awesome giveaway! I follow you on Facebook (Lucie Hanuskova) and also via newsletter :)
    I’ve tried so far only Boots 17 magnetic polish but would love to try Essence too! x

  47. Kmelia

    March 16, 2012 at 00:31

    I haven’t tried any magnetic polishes yet. I am loving Spellbound, so I think it’s time I try them!

  48. HarLe

    March 15, 2012 at 21:03

    I bought a magnetic enamel *KIKO* but I haven’t prove it yet, I ‘m curious :wub: The giveaway is great, thanks :thumb:

  49. Simona

    March 15, 2012 at 20:32

    Thank you for the chance!
    I’ve heard the Kiko magnet is also working good! To be honest I only use my magnetic polishes for stamping though.
    I can’t wait to see the new nude Essence btw!!!

  50. ursula

    March 15, 2012 at 17:32

    Tile lakci pa super zgledajo! Bo treba kakšnega kupit. :yes:
    Hvala za giveaway.

  51. Nuša

    March 15, 2012 at 17:26

    Tazelen! :wub:

  52. Fairytale

    March 15, 2012 at 17:07

    I’d like to win this giveaway! I love Essence polishes! :wub: Even if I’m a little disappointed from the star magnet… I wish it was better! :ermm:

  53. Anja

    March 15, 2012 at 15:23

    Moder in bakren sta mi zelo všeč :wub:
    Škoda za magnet :whistle: zvezdice sem si res želela :sigh:

    in hvala za giveaway, nas prav razvajate :love:

  54. boky

    March 15, 2012 at 13:30

    Hy! This is so amaizing-magnetic polish…I never had a courage to buy them because i didn’t know -is it works realy! But i can see now,they are very nice and amaizing things you can do with this polishes :)
    Thanks for giveaway!

  55. Hrcek Smrcek

    March 15, 2012 at 13:19

    Moder in zelen.. I die :drop:
    Hvala za super giveaway :love: !

  56. Mateja

    March 15, 2012 at 11:51

    Hvala za swatche. Sem imela namen kupiti vse tri, ampak po slikah me je prepričal samo Spell bound!

    In pa seveda hvala za giveaway!

  57. Zozolina

    March 15, 2012 at 11:38

    Very nice giweaway. I have never tried magnetic nail polishes, they are not my cup of tea, but on your nails it looks great.

  58. Nat*

    March 15, 2012 at 11:15

    Wau, moder in zelen sta krasna :wub:

  59. Kvacka

    March 15, 2012 at 10:58

    Moder je lep, zelen pa tudi! :love: Pa čisto vse lakce imam namen kupiti, ki ste jih pripravile za giveaway. :biggrin: Najbolj všeč sta mi Spell Bound in Glorious Aquarius… :sigh: HVALA!

  60. Lena M.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:13

    Very nice giveaway, thanks! Those nail polishes look very beautiful :)

  61. Elena

    March 15, 2012 at 09:48

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope I win!

  62. zabica

    March 15, 2012 at 09:01

    Res si nam prihranila najlepši lak za konec. Čudovit je. Držim pesti zame, ampak kot ponavadi itak ne bom imela sreče :)
    Ampak važno je sodelovati!

  63. urška

    March 15, 2012 at 08:51

    uuuuu moder :wub: z magnetkom pa tudi js nisem zadovoljna, mislim da si bom res morala omisliti katerega drugega :)

  64. kaja.kren

    March 15, 2012 at 08:13

    prej nisem bila ravno fan teh magnet arts, ampak mislim, da si me prepričala, looks really good :D

  65. *M*

    March 15, 2012 at 07:43

    moder je več kot super…že letim po njega :haha:

  66. Naima

    March 15, 2012 at 07:39

    Ta moder magneten je res ful lušen :wub: Upam,da ga dobim v giveaway-u :) :yes:

  67. Bebe Lee

    March 15, 2012 at 03:26

    Thank you for the giveaway

  68. Ulmiel

    March 15, 2012 at 01:00

    ooo, modrega bom morala kupiti! Zdaj sem dobila Kikotovega modrega in zelenega, ampak tisti je svetlo moder. Potem pa res mislim da bom srečna z magnetki za nekaj časa. :)

  69. nail crazy

    March 15, 2012 at 00:52

    hvala, ubacile ste i moje favorite iz nove kolekcije :thumb:
    spell bound je predivan :love:

  70. ghostopera

    March 15, 2012 at 00:40

    Moder je res fantastičen :) Tudi jaz sem ga kupila,in rdečega, čeprav ni no tako rdeč, kot sem pričakovala, uff :P Kot vedno super swatchi, in hvala za prelep giweaway, zmagati ne bi bilo slabo no :D

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