So here's my first attempt at a magnetic polish! Not too bad! You can see I didn't do as well on the pinkie or pointer finger, but it still looks cool.
The amazing thing about this is that the above swatch is just one coat. It was super fast and easy. You do have to stop after painting each nail to use the magnet, but there's not too much of a learning curve and if I can do it, anyone can!
Here's the instructions from Sephora's website:
How to get the magnetic effect:
-Remove any oil from your nails by cleaning your nails with nail polish remover.
-Take off the over-cap that contains the magnet and set aside.
-There is an inner cap that you can use to apply the magnetic polish.
-Apply one coat of your selected nails inc. base coat.
-Then, apply one coat of your chosen magnetic polish on all 10 nails and let dry for a few minutes.
-To create the "magnetic effect," apply a generous coat of magnetic polish to one nail, and immediately hold the cap that contains the magnet over the nail. (Do this quickly while the polish is still wet. There is a small lip on the cap which should be placed just below your cuticle allowing the magnet to be positioned perfectly over your nail.)
-Hold very close to the nail for 10-15 seconds, taking care not to touch the nail with the magnet. -Repeat on all 10 nails and apply a top coat to seal the design.
Note that I did NOT paint one coat on all nails and let it dry like it says to do... after I did my base coat (Orly Bonder), I went straight to painting my nails one by one and using the magnet. For $16, I want to ration this stuff.
After I finished using the magnet on all 10 nails, I went back and did a coat of Seche Vite.