A Sally Hansen Polish that’s easy to put on and does what it says it’s going to do? Let’s see. Read on.
I am always on the look out for new Sally Hansen nail polishes. Not really because I’m a nail freak but more because I just love trying new things.
I was impressed with Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips which I shared a while back. The results are excellent but only if you are super careful and don’t rip one which isn’t easy to do every time. I noticed after I wrote my review that if your box of polish strips is old, forget about it. They won’t go on well.
Enter Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color
I first saw this nail polish in a magazine. There were only about 6 colors available and I thought they were all very elegant and beautiful. So I took a trip to the overpriced Harmon Beauty Supply Store because I knew I wouldn’t have to hunt for the polish. They always have everything. I think that’s because they are down with Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Anywho, I struggled with which magnetic nail color to get. They were all soooo beautiful!! Eventually, I settled on this purple color
How to Apply The Magnetic Nail Color
First, let me say the directions on the bottle are barely readable. It’s a good thing I remembered reading in the magazine that all you have to do is paint on the polish and then hold the magnetic on the bottle top over the polish to create a swirly effect. Well, it aint simple Morris.
In order to get that magnet going, you have to put it close enough to the polish as if its almost touching.There’s a tiny tab on the edge of the top that you have to line your nail up with. Hence, you have to have a steady hand or you’ll smudge the polish before the swirling begins.
When I first applied the color to my left hand, I was like, “This mess doesn’t work.” Then I figured out how close I had to bring the magnet using that tab on the top. When I got to my second the light bulb went off hand voila, it worked beautifully!
After you’ve painted and magnetically swirled each finger, apply a top coat and hot dog you’ve got a beautiful nail design. That brings me to the top coat I used.
I have never been a fan of the brands of top coats that I’ve come across. The polish would still be pealing after a day or so. However, this Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat really works. Not only does it dry the polish in 30 seconds like it claims, it really does prevent the nail polish from chipping and peeling. I’m really impressed with this product. I should have probably done a separate post for it alone.
So is Sally Hansen’s Magnetic Nail Color a Yay or a Nay? Heck Yay!!!
Oh I almost forgot to mention. If you do happen to smudge the polish while waiting for the magnet to cause the swirly design, not to worry. It becomes part of the design making it barely noticeable! Yayyeee!
Have you tried Sally Hansen’s Magnetic Nail Color? If so what’s been your experience?