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.
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. So combination actually gives a result … best if you literally press the magnet into the wet polish, but let’s not go there.
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.
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. :D 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.
I left the best one for the end. Fantastic dark blue magnetic polish with slight purplish undertone/shimmer – Spell Bound!. I used this one with LCN star magnet …
… while Maestra chose Alessandro diagonal magnet …
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.
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.
Giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you all for entering.
71 thoughts on “Essence magnetic nail polishes and star magnet (spring 2012)”
es un timo, no funciona!!!!
I’m guessing you’re having problems with Essence magnet? Try some other king/brand and result will be probably way better. :nails:
love the blue one!
Hope I win! Great giveaway!
Thank you! Love these!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
Thank you for the giveaway! :) :happy:
thank you for the giveaway :)))
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:
Ooooh, the last one with Alessandro magnet – I want it and I will have it! :)
I love magnetic polishes! So gorgeous!
Thank you so much for this giveaway!
pretty polishes :) :thumb:
Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway! I would love to win!
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!
Great giveaway! Thank you so much :)
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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. :(
I love Essence nail polishes but we don’t have them in England :o( :nails:
I love Essence nail polishes! I hope I’ll win! :) Nice giveaway!
Thanks for the giveaway! I love these colors!
I love the blue one, so pretty!
I’m not really feeling the magnetic nail polish trend yet, so I’ll pass this one :T
I’ve not yet tried any magnetics but these look awesome
I have never tried magnetic nail polishes, maybe now…:D
Thanks for giveaway! :)
I love the polishes without the magnetic effect!! The blue ROCKS!! :wave:
the nail polish looks good! thanks for hosting this giveaway
uuu…the blue is enchanting…
and essence magnet does not look too great..
keep up the good work with the blog!
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 :)
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:
Glad I found your site.
Great giveaway! :))
I like this giveaway :thumb:
Novi lakovi su divni, pogotovo modri! Ali magneti su im za ništa…šteta… ja sam kupila LCN-ove magnete, oni su fantastični!
Blue and green are gorgeous :)
Uuuu… novi lakići :) Bilo bi lijepo probati ih…
I love magnetic polishes, they’re so cute!
I totally love these magnetic polishes, i’ll buy them, i also love the giveaway :) :P
I love how essence are soo current with trends!
uvek imate super nagradice :) :wub:
Sodelujem, in držim pesti da se mi končno enkrat nasmehne sreča :whistle:
Tile lakci so božanski :wub:
I love Essence! good quality and great price, enough for me =)
I’ve never tried magnet nail art and would love to!
I quite like magnetic polishes. Some can be tricky, but if done right they’re absolutely beautiful. Love this post!
What a lovely giveaway girls, thank you so much! I love Essence! :wub:
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
I haven’t tried any magnetic polishes yet. I am loving Spellbound, so I think it’s time I try them!
I bought a magnetic enamel *KIKO* but I haven’t prove it yet, I ‘m curious :wub: The giveaway is great, thanks :thumb:
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!!!
Tile lakci pa super zgledajo! Bo treba kakšnega kupit. :yes:
Hvala za giveaway.
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:
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:
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!
Moder in zelen.. I die :drop:
Hvala za super giveaway :love: !
Hvala za swatche. Sem imela namen kupiti vse tri, ampak po slikah me je prepričal samo Spell bound!
In pa seveda hvala za giveaway!
Very nice giweaway. I have never tried magnetic nail polishes, they are not my cup of tea, but on your nails it looks great.
Wau, moder in zelen sta krasna :wub:
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!
Very nice giveaway, thanks! Those nail polishes look very beautiful :)
Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope I win!
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!
uuuuu moder :wub: z magnetkom pa tudi js nisem zadovoljna, mislim da si bom res morala omisliti katerega drugega :)
prej nisem bila ravno fan teh magnet arts, ampak mislim, da si me prepričala, looks really good :D
moder je več kot super…že letim po njega :haha:
Ta moder magneten je res ful lušen :wub: Upam,da ga dobim v giveaway-u :) :yes:
Thank you for the giveaway
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. :)
hvala, ubacile ste i moje favorite iz nove kolekcije :thumb:
spell bound je predivan :love:
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