Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pink Wednesday: A different take on magnetic polish

Hi ladies! Happy hump day! Almost to the weekend, what are your plans? My boyfriend is coming up for the weekend. He is still in school still -- I don't get to see him whenever I want, so I'm pretty excited :)

For this mani, I started with a base of two coats of e.l.f. Fuchsia. Such an original name, man....Fuchsia, for a fuchsia polish. These execs at e.l.f. are so deep and creative. All the other e.l.f. polishes I have are streaky and sheer, so imagine my surprise when this one was opaque in just two coats! The brush was wonky on it, but again... all my e.l.f. polish brushes are wonky and need hair cuts. I don't know why I love this color so much -- it's your regular, run of the mill magenta, fuchsia color. I don't know! I never used to like pinks either... I must be going soft in my old age.

Here are some swatches of Fuchsia by itself:

On day two, I wanted to freshen this mani up. It had gotten dull and I already had tip wear a day later. Mama sent me two Icing magnetics a few days ago that I decided to use on it. When I initially got the package, I played with the magnetics and could NOT get them to work for the life of me. It would only magnetize down the center of my nail. But, when I tried this time, I used thinner coats and it seemed to work a little better. I still need some practice with them though to get a harsher pattern to show up, I think.

Anyway, I just taped down the diagonal of my nails and painted on a coat of this gold magnetic polish from Icing. It has no name. Icing, y u no name awesome polishes?!

Finished up with a black line over top of the diagonals and voila! A simple Pink Wednesday mani that isn't your standard magnetic mani. Mom called it "interesting" ... I guess I can live with that.

Also, just a little note: I've added a requests/submit button on our Tumblr! So if there's any mani ideas, requests, questions, what have you.... send em there! :)


  1. A very cool way to use the magnetix! Great idea.

  2. Love this! Pink and gold look awesome together :)

  3. love this! such a nice way to change up the look of a magnetic!

  4. I seriously love this idea, never thought of doing this with my magnetics!!

  5. I must admit I am totally meh with magnetic polish (I will probably wear it once or twice and then never wear again), but I love what you have done here. A totally new twist on the trend.

  6. This is the first time I've like the look of a magnetic polish. It's much better as an element. Brilliant.

  7. Wow that's a really creative way to use magnetic polish! This is something I would've never thought of myself -thanks for the tip! :)

  8. Wow, this looks really good! I love taking the nail polish trends and doing something different with them. So much more interesting! Love your blog and how it's a mother and daughter blog!


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