Friday, 18 May 2012

NOTW: The Saturdays Magnetism Nail Lacquer by FashionistA - Rochelle's All Fired Up Red


Hey guys! This week I've been studying away like mad so I've gone back to nail-art free nails. I've been enjoying having funky patterns on my nails though so I took this opportunity to try out a magnetic nail polish that I received in a giveaway win from Tanya.

I've used magnetic nail polish before (that my lovely Mum bought for me at Christmas) and the shape the magnet produces on the nail is the same as the one I've used previously. The colour of this one is totally fab too!

The one I'd tried before was a Nails Inc magnetic polish so it was nice to compare the two. I remember the Nails Inc polish only came with teeny tiny instructions in French, but the FashionstA version came with very clear images and instructions on the side of the box and back of the bottle.

You first apply one thin coat as a base coat. I found application of this one a little weird on the nails. The Nails Inc version was very smooth, but this one a little grainy. The brush was a little difficult to manage too, it retained a lot of polish, even after giving it a swipe off once.

 In the photos the colour looks extremely red/pink but in real life it's more of what I'd call a burgundy/cherry/plum colour. More deep red/purple tones than the pink ones you see. Of course, the magnetic effect is great - although it didn't work on either of my thumbnails (not sure why). The "magnetism" of the forumla of this one was weaker than the Nails Inc polish I've previously used and the pattern didn't show up as heavily without a nice thick wet coat of polish.

One big criticism (that I've seen around a lot) is that having really rounded nails and a very flat magnet means the edges of my nails don't get the pattern on them. Boo.

Even so, I'm easily pleased and this looks pretty enough on my nails against the doom and gloom out the window that it's keeping me cheerful enough while I study for my exams!

Have you tried either Nails Inc or FashionistA magnetic polishes? Do you prefer another brand? ♥
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11 comments:

  1. They're lovely Rach! Gorgeous colour. x

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    1. Isn't it just! Can't wait to wear this one again xxx

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  2. I have exactly the same problem with my nails being too rounded!! Also random round nail related problem, it hurts to clip them so I have to file them! Just found you randomly and glad I did :)xx
    kokeshibeauty.blogpspot.co.uk

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    1. I don't have the problem with them hurting but I do find it really awkward to get the nail clippers around them sometimes! xxx

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  3. OMG! It's amazing O_O

    http://www.missingamsie.com/2012/05/thieves-we-are.html

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    1. That pattern is gorgeous isn't it! xxx

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  4. I hate the saturdays but love this color!!! I never would have looked at these shades but now I will give them a chance haha :) great review!


    http://lovefayexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

    LoveFayexoxo

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    1. Yeah I'm not a massive fan on the Saturdays either and I'm not really the sort who'll buy into something just because it's celeb endorsed. The formula of the Nails Inc version of the magnetic polish is definitely much better. Thanks for the lovely comment!! :) xxx

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  5. Ooh, not a big fan of The Saturdays at all but I've been wanting to try out magnetic polish for ages, and this would save me having to pay high shipping costs on the China Glaze Magnetix I was looking at. Where can you buy them from, do you know? Would Boots sell them?

    Thanks for the swatches and hope you're well :) I'm in exam panic mode!

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    1. Ah, did some research and they're only at Superdrug. Might have to pop down during a revision break!

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    2. No me neither - you can get the polishes anywhere I think - Boots, Superdrug! I recommend the Nails Inc ones though they are much better! Good Luck with the exams - I finished yesterday and it feels wonderful! xxx

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