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Thursday, January 26, 2012

China Glaze Magnetix 2012 Swatches


Okay, so I LOVE magnetic polishes. I just think the whole concept amazes me, lol. So when I found the China Glaze Magnetix set, I grabbed it! Now please excuse some of these swatches, I was soooo tired and had a busy night.

When I got home from work last night, I couldn't wait to open my package and start playing. So after I get it opened, and start taking out my new pretties, I see that the ones in the boxes were OLD China Glaze polishes that I already owned. I was instantly soooo mad, lol. Well, until i saw the look on Jacks face. He got me, and good! Since he gets home first, and he knew I was waiting for these, he carefully opened the package, and removed the Magnetix polishes and replaced them and even re-bubble wrapped with some of my own older polishes!!! Not funny, but I do give him credit, and I should have known, since he has done this before.

Okay, well after that I had to start getting my girl ready for a trip she was taking with some other family members, my mom came over for a Minnie Mouse pedi, a bff of mine was over to rummage through my clothes and try to find something to borrow, and then a friend of my daughters came over to play and say her goodbyes. My house was crazy, and  by the time everyone was gone, I only had an hour to rush and get these for you guys.

I only did 3 fingers, because there are only 3 designs that come on the magnet, which I totally forgot to get a pic of, sorry, but you can google it :)

Now for application, I applied 1 coat to each nail and let that dry. Then I applied a 2nd coat to 1 nail, and immediately placed the magnet over top. I held it there for about 15 sec, and moved onto the next. I waited about 10 minutes for each design to set and then applied SV over them. I did have an issue with smacking the magnet on my wet nail, quit a bit, but I think it's because I was soooo tired. Oh and I need to practise the start design, lol.

Anyways, here they are :)

You Move Me




































Attraction - As you can see, I had a little issue getting the star to show up properly, or to my liking.


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Pull Me Close - This blue contrast was by far my fave, and decided to do my entire mani in this last night with the diagonal design.







Drawn To You - This was my least favorite to work with. Other than the diagonal lines, I had a hard time getting the other 2 designs to appear







Instant Chemistry - again, I had trouble with the star design. 










Cling On

40 comments:

  1. They all look amazing! I love the designs. I didn't know I could like magnetic polish that much, but I think you got me hooked! ^^

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  2. I LOVE THIS!!!!!! Really need to try it xxxx

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  3. That's so cool! Looks great, girl

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  4. Those are so pretty and your mani looks nice and shiny! I bought a magnetic polish from Icing last night. I tried it once on one nail just to see what it would look like and couldn't get anything to show up. Hopefully I can get it to work today.

    Great swatches!

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  5. omg this is pretty awesome, i've never seen the magnetic polishes before.

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  6. These look cool, although the only one I would be tempted to buy would be Pull Me Close.

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  7. I thought I'd just get Instant Chemistry, but now I'm digging Pull Me Close and Cling On a lot more... ah! Thanks for the swatches:)

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  8. Seems as if Cling On has a better overall effect! ahhaah I can't believe your husband tricked you, funny@

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  9. I just want the first one cause it looks like Tiger's Eye. Lovely.

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  10. They all look fantastic! I want them all!!!

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  11. The last one is sooo wonderful!

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  12. Whoa! I don't usually like magnetic polishes, but those are amazing! I might have to go grab one.. or two! :D

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  13. I have yet to try magnetics...I am really excited about them

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  14. Pull me Close and Cling On are my favorites, thanks for the swatches.

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  15. Thanks for showing them!
    I like the second and third polish!
    many kisses!
    Miss Starshiny

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  16. I wasn't really into magnetic polishes until I saw these swatches. I really like Pull Me Close.

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  17. Your hubby is great, now that prank belongs on an episode of PUNK'd. Great swatches as always :)

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  18. These are great! I'll probably just end up getting the blue and the black.

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  19. Great swatches! Your hubby is too funny, LOL!

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  20. I think its absolutely funny how your husband played a trick on you!!! Obviously you are feeling so much better otherwise I don't think he would do that!!! That makes me happy to know you are doing so well!! These look great!

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  21. I am so glad to see your perfect beautiful nails being dressed up once again! I missed your posts!

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  22. I really like magnetic nail polishes but I don't think I will buy these because I already have a lot of magnetic polishes from italian brands (Layla and Deborah). But this magnet rules!!!

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  23. omg yay!! i've tried playing w/ magnet polish @ sephora and it didn't seem to work very well. huge fan of china glaze so i can't wait to pick these up :)

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  24. I just noticed you're back! I'm a new follower since December and I have read all your posts! I'm really happy you're back! I love your blog!

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  25. I've heard the CH magnet isn't as strong as some others, I'd like to see Drawn To You done with other magnets to see if the color comes out better.

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  26. I'm so happy you did swatches of these! They look awesome! I really love magnetic polish, currently wearing Cling On. I also bought Pull Me Close and Drawn To You, kinda sad to hear that Drawn To You is hard to work with.

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  27. I love these I need to go out and get them right away they are pretty awesome!!!

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  28. Switching them out! That's awesome. Pretty funny.

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  29. I need to go find these now! Super awesome colors.

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  30. I can't decide if I should get some or not... But some of them are really pretty! Your husband is too funny lol!

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  31. This is so awesome. I hope we'll have it here. :)

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  32. Wow, these are amazing! Have been looking for magnetic polish that isn't black for aaages, and I love the chevron design!

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  33. Do you mind me asking where you purchased yours from? Your nails look great as always.
    I also wanted to know how you manage to keep your fingers from getting hang nails and dry cuticles in this cold weather?? I use lotion AND cuticle oil EVERY time I wash my hands and before I go to bed but the skin around my nails looks awful! any suggestions??

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  34. I bought the China Glaze Magnetix Collection Attraction and use the magnet to make the patterns on the nail, it's some new to me and it does look great.
    btw, i got it from www.labeautyzone.com

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  35. Question. Is there a trick to getting the chevron to work. I have been following many blogs that have swatched these and yours are the best chevrons I have see. One blogger suggested blowing on them while you hold the magnet over to help it dry faster and set in the pattern

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  36. I don't understand the magnetic concept. How does it work?

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