Although this look probably classes as "nail art", this has got to be the easiest method of making your nails look fantastic, and it is of course using the popular magnetic nail polishes from Barry M:
It's crazy how effective this look is, especially when you realise how easy it is to apply, without any mess or hassle that comes with nail stamping or nail art pens.
I was introduced to this polish, and the blue one by fellow blogger B who I met last November during my trip to Edinburgh. Since then, I have introduced it to both my Mum and my sister-in-law. As a domino effect, my mum also introduced it to her work colleague who introduced it to several members of her family. My mum also bought a bottle of it for my cousin...so yes, it's fair to say that these magnetic polishes have gone down an absolute treat over the past couple of months!
What I used:
You'll probably notice that the pattern on my nail doesn't exactly match the pattern on the cap. This is because I don't like the pattern that came on this cap, so I swapped it around with another one. There are several different patterns, and I've seen no harm in swapping them around. I'm a fan of the striped effect as seen above, as well as the chevrons.
How it Works:
Basically, all you do is apply a coat of polish as you normally would and allow it to dry. Personally, I like to do two coats but you don't have to - it's completely up to you.
Next, apply another coat of polish, but don't let it dry.
Instead, using the magnet that you'll find on top of the cap that came with your polish, hover over your nail. You'll see that there is a raised bit at the side of the magnet, this rests on your skin, helping to prevent you accidentally touching the nail with the magnet. But, as you can see...what isn't always so easy....
I am always getting polish on the magnet!
The bottle recommends something like 5 seconds, but I like to leave the magnet hovering for longer, because I find that the pattern is more defined, and I personally prefer that, but it's up to you and of course perhaps even a little trial-and-error.
If you haven't had chance to try out Barry M's magnetic polishes, I strongly recommend that you give them a go.