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Magnetic Gradient Nails

20 Jun

When I first saw the post that inspired this mani, it was one of those that made me say, “Whaaat?!  I was baffled as to how it was done, but it was actually really easy.  A magnetic gradient.  I wish I had better magnets for this because it kinda just looks striped, but I promise you, it’s magnetic. 

The aforementioned post was THIS by Laurie of Dressed Up Digits.  I actually only own two magnetic polishes, so short of going out and buying more, I had to make due with what I’ve got.  Good thing they work very well together.  I used Julep Kylie and 17 in grey for this design.  It’s genius really.  Start like you’re doing a regular old gradient mani, then use a top coat that is not of the quick drying variety.  This will re-wet your polish enabling you to use your magnet to get the desired effect.  You should apply the top coat and magnet one nail at a time.  That’s it!  Go ahead and apply a second coat of your favorite top coat if you wish .

Simple, right?  I really would love more magnetic polishes and really want more magnets.  The two I have are essentially the same thing.  I’m bored with them already.

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3 Responses to “Magnetic Gradient Nails”

  1. MariJo June 20, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    Wow, this looks great!! I want to try this now.

    • TopCoatIt June 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

      Thanks MariJo! It was super easy!

  2. Meredith June 21, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    This looks fantastic!

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