Nails Inc Magnetic Polish NOTD

Now, normally I’m not one for special effects on the nails.  Let me rephrase.  I’m not normally one for special effects on MY nails.  I love it on other people’s nails; the creativity and attention to detail always excites and amazes me, but I’ve never really tried any form of nail art on my nails, thinking it won’t suit me.  Even the suede effect polishes I use inevitably get covered by a glossy top coat on the second or third day.

I’m ready to eat my words.

I want a wall of nail varnishes like this at home! 

Last week nails inc launched their new Magnetic Polish and I’m LOVING it!  I can’t stop looking at my nails and admiring them. The colour gradients seem to shift when the nails move in the light and the effect is subtle and very wearable, not grown-up-trying-to-be-teenager at all.

Christmas gift idea, wrapped up!

Yum! Ate them before, obviously – I don’t want crumbs on my maicure!
At a launch event at the nails inc salon in South Molton Street, the lovely Bea applied a base coat, and the first coat of the purple magnetic polish called Houses of Parliament.  There is also a metallic gold shade called Big Ben and a grey shade called Trafalgar Square, a gorgeous metallic silver/chrome which gives a great effect when magnetised.  You can see that on Bea’s nails in the photographs.  

The second coat is applied slightly thicker than the first, one nail at a time and then, using the magnet included in the lid of the nail varnish bottle, Bea hovered it just above each nail to let it work it’s magic.  Now anyone with even a very elementary knowledge of physics would know how magnets work.  The magnetic particles in the varnish attract and repel according to the shaped magnet to give the stunning end effect.  You can play with the position and angle at which you hold the magnet to come up with all sort of different effects – you can see the difference between my right and left hand.  All covered with a slick of glossy Kensington Caviar Top Coat

The magnet is housed within the bottle lid
If you look carefully, you can see the effect on the nail under the magnet
Top coat – super glossy!

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much I love this nail effect and it’s definitely one I’ll be replicating again at home.  I don’t think I’ve ever had such a fab response to my nails from friends and it’s actually quite easy to do, as long as you realise you have to magnetise each nail as you go along, one by one.

And the icing on the cake? The amazing goodie bag of nails inc polishes the lovely Thea Green, founder of Nails inc, and her girls, sent us home with.  No excuse for unpolished nails from now on.

A world of nail colours from nails inc

The lovely Thea Green, founder of nails inc.

The Magnetic Nail Polishes cost £13 each, £1 of which goes to youth charity The Princes Trust, so there’s a great charitable excuse to buy the others!



  1. October 13, 2011 / 6:49 pm

    Thanks Meg, I love them so much I’m loathe to take them off…. I’m still wearing it seven days on, and it hasn’t chipped at all! Did you try it out yet?


  2. May 20, 2013 / 3:31 pm

    Your nails look absolutely gorgeous.

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