Sunday, 18 March 2012
Kiko Magnetic nail polish 706 (Deep Green) (try 1) and my Kikos
Evening, people! How are you doing? Thank you for all the lovely comments you posted on the last posts! I'm having tea break ATM, so I decided to show you the result of me playing with magnetic polish this morning. Or rather afternoon, as I woke up from an entire night of studying and was trying to ... you know, turn my brain on again.
As everyone already knows, this is the year of magnetic nail polish and flakies. Can I get an invisible high five over here for that? Now, I went insane over magnetic nail polish with the Alessandro Go Magic! Magnetic nail polish some time ago so when the collections came out this year, I almost felt nostalgic with all the buzz around them. I think some companies did a marvellous job with the shades. Sadly they are still on the expensive side, but I'm guessing they are also expensiver to make, so that seems reasonable. Anyway. When I saw that Kiko is also jumping on the magnetic waggon, I had to get me a few shades. You probably figured out already I'm quite the fan of Kiko, their polish is one of the best out there. Sadly we don't have them in Slovenia, but I am lucky enough to have a good friend in Spain that visits Madrid on regular basis and she was kind enough to buy me two shades from Magnetic LE. Out of 8 lovely shades, I'd love to have 4, but since my make up budget is down to a minimum lately, I picked two and the magnet. Today I'm showing you the green one.
Now, maybe it wasn't the best day to play with the polish as I haven't done the best of jobs, and I successfully forgot all the tricks you have to pay attention to when dealing with magnetic nail polish (Kiko gives a couple of advices, Scrangie did an amazing post on advices), the main one being not holding the magnet still and not shaking the bottle enough. My nails are very curvy and I wanted to get the pattern on the edges and thus failed miserably even on the centre of the nails. Oh well, we live and learn!
As you can see, my ring finger is almost completely pattern-less. Sucks. But it is a way to show you how awesome the colour alone is on this baby. :) I also had to fix 5 nails, I think. Hate that. The formula is excellent though, the brush hugs the nail perfectly and so the application isn't troublesome at all and makes the handling with the magnet much easier. Magnet itself is great too, so all in all I'm really happy about the purchase. One bottle costs 4,90€ and the magnet costs 1,90€. I think it's a fair price for the great product, I think it's actually on the cheaper side of magnetic polish on the market. Martina, thank you for getting them for me. :*
One day I also put all my Kikos in one line. I didn't have the Magnetic ones yet, so they're shot separately. Wanna see them? I'll take that as a yes.
I had 4 more, but I gave them away or put them in my swap container. It's quite amazing, how many of them are colour inaccurate on the photos. They are so gorgeous, but so hard to photograph. For instance, the baby blue on the photos is actually this amazing turquoise that I've given up hope on showing to you, because it keeps on coming out so painfully wrong. Oh well. They're still gorgeous. I wish we had them in Slovenia.
How are you with Kiko polish and magnetic polish in general?
Thank you for reading!