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:
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.
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:
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 …
… while Maestra chose Alessandro diagonal magnet … :love:
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.