After my success with the Sally Hansen magnetic nail polish, I went back and tried the Sinful Colors brand again. I thought since I had managed to get one to work, maybe my luck would be better with this one.
These first two pics are of the Sally Hansen magnetic manicure. I think the ripples in the purple polish came out really cool! So I tried the gold snakeskin mani.
This kind is slightly different. It has a magnet ring instead of the magnet in the top. I’m not sure why the effect is so different. Maybe the magnet isn’t as strong. Or maybe they just weren’t trying to get the same effect. The Sinful Colors polish effect came out very subtle, and I do appreciate that. I like it, but for me it was not as good as the Sally Hansen.
I had also purchased another bottle of the Sinful Colors magnetic polish. I wanted to do that one too, so that I could show haw each style looked. But with that bottle, I could not get any magnetic effect at all. I do feel that I know how to do it now, since I was able to get it to work twice. But I gave up on this one! It was a silver polish, named ‘magnetism.’
Overall, I thought the magnetic manicures were fun to do. When I got the hang of it, it was fun watching the magnet pull the polish around. And it is an effect I haven’t seen any other way. But I would not waste money on the Sinful Colors brand. Sally Hansen seems to be the old faithful of nail polish, but it got that way for a reason.
As a final note, I discovered that if you turn the Sally Hansen magent upside down, you get the opposite effect. That was just another fun little twist.
After giving up on magnetic nail polish before Christmas, I decided to give it another chance. I used a Sally Hansen base coat and the Sally Hansen magnetic nail colors. I am not sure if it worked because I used the same brand of base coat and polish, but since it worked this time I am sticking to it. I did love the ripple effect once I achieved it-the secret is a base coat, one thin layer of polish, and then one thick layer. You have to hold the magnet up to the polish immediately, so it takes a little longer than regular polish. Then you need to keep the magnet close to the nail until you can tell you have achieved the desired result.
The only bad thing I will say is that it only lasted 2 days. I am continually disappointed by how quickly regular polish chips. But this one chipped much more quickly than usual.
Other than that, I really liked the results.
Are you seeing the ads for BB cream everywhere? I have, and with so many beauty products on the shelves, I dismissed it as just another fad. But I’m trying to be ‘hip’ now (lol), trying to be aware of beauty and clothing trends. So in the interest of becoming a fashionista, I decided I really do need to find out what these BB cremes really are.
Originally, I thought BB was a brand name, maybe a shortened version of Bobbi Brown. But that confused me even more. Isn’t Whitney Houston’s husband named Bobby Brown? What does he have to do with makeup? I still don’t get that part of it. But apparently BB means blemish balm, and in this case blemish means any skin imperfection. So BB cream is supposed to cure any and all skin imperfections.
Of course no product can fix everything. But BB creams are filling up the shelves right now, and (possibly) flying off of them. My skin product routine is already a mess, because I am trying more up scale skin care and makeup products like Sephora and MAC.
So I think I will try a BB cream, once i figure out which kind to try. I always heard that you shouldn’t use different kinds of skincare products. If that is true, then shouldn’t I only use a BB cream from my regular product line? What if there isn’t one? These are important questions!