Hello everyone! So, in my birthday swap with Elodie from Accropolish, I got a ton of awesome nail polishes, but, I was SO EXCITED when I got 2 of the Essence Magnetic nail polishes. I haven’t been able to find these in the U.S. at all! These were the first magnetic nail polishes I’ve ever heard of, which is great because Essence is an affordable line. Now, magnetics are kind of becoming the new crackle/shatter effect and more brands are coming out with them (such as Nails Inc. and Layla Magneffects).
After wearing it for a while, I noticed on the fingers where a thin layer of topcoat was applied, the magnetic stripes dulled down a bit. So, use a thicker layer of top coat, and for the most part it stays. The downside is that it chips really fast, I had a noticeable chip the same day I painted them, and had tipwear after around 24 hours. It is true you get what you pay for! (But I think it is great that there is this “technology” available at such a low price point!)