Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish: Trafalgar Square

The idea of these magnetic polishes has intrigued me from the start. I’m not big on nail art, although I know the majority of nail polish lovers are. But I like that these polishes give me a “nail art” effect with the magnet. The process (which was painless, really) to achieve a fun, playful patterned manicure is well worth it for me. I am completely sold and in love with these!

Easy to use magnetic

Let’s start with the magnet and process to achieve the intended effect. As I mentioned, it really IS easy. The magnet pops off to reveal a smaller and regular sized polish brush end which makes application easy. The magnet has a little lip, or ridge, on it to easily place at the base of your nail. Careful to hold it level and not touch your wet polish with the magnet (like I did on my ring finger. Oops).

First, apply one coat of polish to each nail and let dry for at least 5 minutes. Then, one by one, apply another thin coat of polish to each nail and immediately hold the magnet above it for 15 to 20 seconds. Ta da, you’re done. Let dry fully and apply your top coat!

Metallic silver with black. (I knocked my ring finger with the magnet!)

Trafalgar Square starts out as a mid-toned metallic silver. After the magnetic is applied, the polish gets black (what I am calling) color waves. I think the silver and black color combination works nicely. What I really like about this magnetic effect is that it creates a uniformed pattern on each nail. Each “color wave” comes out very similar, almost identical, on each nail. I like that it doesn’t get too messy or wild with each nail being its own design. It allows the effect to remain pretty uniform.

Almost 3D, wave effect

The magnet does more than add another color into the polish; it creates an almost 3D effect to the finish. It adds this whole new depth and dimension that is really cool and truly unique. Unfortunately, this does not translate into photos. It somehow allows the pattern to literally look as though it’s coming off the nail. It’s really, really cool and I wasn’t aware that the polish would do this on top of change color and add a pattern. It’s mesmerizing.

Where to Buy: Sephora / Sephora.com / $ 16.00

Seriously, let’s hear your thoughts on these! I know the high price is definitely an issue, but I think these are really unique. I do wish the color combinations were a little more creative, but I’m not sure if that’s possible. Are these cool and interesting to you or too busy? I think it’s an easy alternative to nail art that doesn’t look too over the top or juvenile.

– Liz

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4 responses to “Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish: Trafalgar Square

  1. Wow! I’ve been eagerly waiting to hear your take on these. This looks really, really awesome. Definitely unique. I’m totally going to try this! I’m hoping to pick it up in my Sephora store if I can.

    Do you think the major brands will buy into this trend? I’m curious to see if they do!

    P.S. If anyone else is a Sephora V.I.B….
    Word around the blogs is that a 20% off your total purchase coupon is coming out in the mail for the holiday season. The in-store event is on Nov 10th from 6-9pm and entitles you and a friend 20% Off your total plus a free Sephora’s Tote. VIBDREAM is supposedly is the online store code for the discount too. Starts Nov 10 – 14. Just trying to share the wealth!

    • I’m not sure why I didn’t see this comment earlier, I apologize for the delayed response!
      I think you would also REALLY like these. They are fun and really easy to use. I got a lot of attention from these, which makes me want to do whacky stuff to my manicures all the time..(but I won’t) and I loved it too. I snagged mine online too, btw.
      I’m not sure, I know there is just a couple brands out there doing this trend right now, but to be honest, I think this is something a lot of polish collectors would be into, so I’m sure they all might cash in on it.
      Thanks for the code and event information! You are a better blogger than me!

  2. Ally

    I’ve seen swatches of these polishes before!! They look soo cool but I feel like I wouldn’t be coordinated enough to get a consistent design! I definitely love how it looks like you spent a lot of time on the design but in reality it was as simple as using a magnet!

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