First of all, I wanted to say thank you to all my family and friends who sent me such lovely messages following my blog post yesterday. We completed our US visas tonight (both approved – phew!) so things are well on their way now!
My parents are staying with us for a couple of days this week and my Mum brought me a new nail varnish:
This is one of the Barry M Magnetic Nail Varnishes in the shade Magnetic Burgundy. I have been wanting to try these for ages, ever since I bought a crap Poundland version a few months ago that just didn’t work!
As you have probably gathered, I am always game for trying out a new nail varnish effect and although I wasn’t sold on the colour of this, I couldn’t wait to give it a go.
Following the instructions on the bottle, I painted one thin layer onto my nails and allowed this to dry.
The next step had to be done one finger at a time, painting on a thicker layer of the nail varnish and then holding over the magnet, which is in the lid of the bottle, over the nails for a few seconds.
Once the magnet has worked its magic, you should be left with a cool, stripy pattern on your nails.
The effect is much clearer on my thumbs but you can definitely see a difference in colour on every nail and the polish has a lovely glossy finish.
Overall, I do like this nail varnish and I would buy it again in another shade. I think this deep red just feels a bit dark for this time of year but I am off out for dinner tomorrow night and it will look good with the dress I am planning to wear!