I’ve been drawn away from my love affair with nail appliques by an inventive offering from Layla Cosmetics. The Magneffect Magnetic nail polishes are different from anything I’ve tried before – and create interest on an otherwise normal polished look.
The secret is in the cap, it has a special magnet attached to the top. You paint your nail as normal, and then place the nail near the cap for at least 5 seconds. The colour changes in different areas and you end up with an unusual and light catching pattern. The direction of the patterned lines depends on how you point the magnet so you can use your creativity to experiment. It works better if you do a thicker coat, this way the effect is more visible.
The best thing about these polishes is that you don’t need to be an expert in nail art, as long as you can paint your nails you can have fun with these futuristic shades. If you are a little more skilled you can try doing two colours on one nail – a french mani never looked like this before! There is no reason why you can’t use these as a regular polish without the magnet, either way there are some lovely colour selections.
There is no base or top coat required and it dries quickly. In case you were wondering, these polishes are safe for use – this means no formaldehyde, toluene, camphor or DBP.
You can find Layla Magneffect Magnetic Nail Polishes at Price Attack stores nationally, with an RRP of $19.95 each. For more stockist information visit www.magneticnailpolish.com.au or call 03) 9527 3777