Friday, December 26, 2014

It's a Quickie!

Hi Everyone! I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! I had a wonderful, quiet Christmas with my hubby and brother-in-love. We'll be spending New Year's out of town with the rest of my family and I'm super excited! Of course, that means I also have a ton of things to get done before then and between that and Christmas I did not have time for a long, involved manicure. But I wanted to do something quick, easy, and fun!

I used Sinful Colors 'Clear Coat', Sally Hansen Magnetic 'Graphite Gravity', and Sinful Colors 'Let Me Go'. I also used black micro-bar glitter. I started with my base coat and then a single coat of the magnetic polish on each nail except the accent nails. On the accent nail, I used 4 coats of the 'Let Me Go' which is a really soft, iridescent polish with a purple tint. It still wasn't completely opaque after 4 coats, but since I was putting glitter over it, it was enough for what I wanted.

Then I applied another coat of the magnetic, one nail at a time and used the magnet. Now I have a confession to make here. There will be a full video review going up to my YouTube channel after the holidays, but I purchased 2 magnets from the Born Pretty Store that were supposed to give my magnet polish a different shaped effect than the magnet that came with it. One was star-burst shaped and the other was chevrons. I tried both of these new magnets several times, but they just did NOT work. I got either NO movement of the polish or extremely little. I finally just gave up and went back to my original magnet, which worked like a charm.

Then I put some of the bar glitter (which were matte glitter, by the way) on a piece of parchment paper and added a few drops of the 'Clear Coat' from Sinful Colors. I used that as the glitter coat on my accent nails. Then I covered everything with a coat of Seche Vite and voila! Quick and easy, but pretty manicure!

Sorry for the messy look. I had smudged the polish and had to reapply. Since I was in a hurry, I forgot the clean up :-(

As always, thanks for reading and I'll see you soon! Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Pretty! I never have luck with magnetic polishes, I think my nails are too curved. :(

  2. What a great effect :) Magnetic polishes are neat. I have a set, I could never get them to work right either Katherine. Nice job Jessica!

  3. Thank you ladies! It could also be the magnets, Katherine. As I discovered doing this mani, not all magnets are created equal, LOL