Not the most creative of names for today’s NOTD, but I’m seriously tired and out of ideas. Today I had my very first experience with a magnetic varnish and I’d say that whilst the results were a little mixed, I’m definitely a fan and now massively fascinated by the way they work. How do they work? They look like holograms! Amazing. Anyway…I had a play around with Nails Inc Fishnet in Soho and here are the results.
I picked this varnish up at the Nails Inc event, and whilst I was looking forward to seeing what it could do, I couldn’t have been less enthused about the shade as I’m all about the brights and the pretties, of which this is neither.
|Smudged little finger 🙁|
However, I was pleasantly surprised by the shade itself once on the nails and I think it’s something I’ll use again without the magnet. One of the many things I love about writing a beauty blog is the fact that the products I get to experience continue to broaden and open my mind to things I would never have considered previously and this varnish shade is definitely an example of this.
My cuticles still haven’t been done and are crying out for some help so apologies for the pictures including my tatty cuticles.
I had a bit of trouble with the magnet – from what I can gather, quite a similar issue to many others – in that I kept accidentally touching the nail with the magnet and smudging the varnish. Unfortunately I’ve run out of time so can’t fix the smudges, but thankfully they’re not too obvious unless you’re specifically looking for mistakes.
The magnet itself has a lip that helps guide you to how close it needs to be to the nail. This works in theory, but I needed to tilt it a little towards the nail to force the design through and of course the result was getting it too close to the nail and smudging. I don’t think this is a major issue and I think with a bit of practice I can get the hang of it.
The major issue for me with the magnet is that it’s too small for my fingers. I have big hands (big hands, big heart…I’m sure people probably say) with big fingers which of course means big finger nails, so drag queens beware! Therefore, the result I get is a strip of fishnet down each nail, which I think, with a bit of perfecting, will actually be quite an interesting effect on its own.
I am truly fascinated by the results of this varnish; as you move your hand around, different parts catch the light and it looks magical! I will definitely be perfecting my magnet skills to get this right as I’m a fan of both the shade and the effect of the fishnet.
Nails Inc Fishnet in Soho (S) costs £13 and is available at the Nails Inc online store here.