Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color Review – NOTD 50

For those of you that read my Influenster Vox Box Post yesterday, you saw that I was a lucky Influenster and got picked to receive the Summer 2012 box. In it, I received some awesome products that I just cannot wait to try, but of course the nail polish came first. I got “Sally Hansen’s Magnetic Nail Color in Graphite Gravity”. I have used Layla’s Magneffect product before so I will be comparing it to that a bit and giving you my honest opinion

*Disclaimer: this product was given to me review however the opinions are solely my own.

As with the other Polish brands that have done the Magnetic lines, it comes in many colors, “Golden Conduct, Polar Purple, Silver Elements, Kinetic Copper, Red-y Response, Ionic Indigo, Electric Emerald, and Graphite Gravity”

I also received one of my stamping plates (Hello Kitty) in the mail, that I had ordered last week from Amazon. So I decided to incorporate that also into this look/post.

So, as I said I have tried the Layla Magneffect nail polish and one of the things I liked about the Sally Hansen one was, that the directions differed. The Sally Hansen one wants you to paint a thin coat of polish on all ten nails (or in my case, 8) and let it dry. Then paint a thicker coat one by one, and hold the cap with the magnetic strip over your finger (there is even a little guide for your finger) for 10 seconds and voila you have your magnetic design.

The formula was thick which was to be expected but certainly not a downer, not hard to work with at all, I didn’t think. I liked that it instructed you paint that thin coat first as with the Layla (unless I did it wrong) when you held the magnet cap over the polish, it tended to pull the polish so much to make the design that it looked like you didn’t have polish on in some spots. With the Sally Hansen one I did not have that at all. 😀

Another pleasant surprise was, that the bottle was like a darkish silver color, I thought that when I held the magnet that the design would be white, I was pleased to see that it actually turned black and pulled the silver to make the design. I liked the polish much better that way. There is another color however that looks like it is silver with the whitish design if that is more your style.

I would for sure, purchase this in other colors, especially for the price, it was a great product, was easy to work with, so long as you don’t accidentally hold the magnet too close that it hits the strip and you get a chip. :/ but that is with any polish or magnetic polish.

I painted “Sonia Kashuk’s – Dream of Genie” on my ring fingers for accent. I used “Sinful Colors Blackest Black” for the Hello Kitty Nail Stamp.

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Summer 2012 VoxBox

Influenster is a website that bloggers can sign up for to review products, earn badges, and possibly be picked for a VoxBox. If you are a lucky enough to to be picked they ask that you take pictures of the products, honestly review them on your blogs, YouTube videos etc, and then, finally you will be asked to complete a survey about those products. The companies have signed up to have you test out the products, review them, and get the word out on up and coming new products.

The Summer 2012 box included:

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30: $8.99 for 6oz bottle, Available in SPF 12, 30, and 50. “With this ultra-luxurious hydrating silk ribbons, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration lotion Sunscreen nourishes an pampers skin while providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and 12-hour moisturization when out in the sun.”

Tampax and Always Radiant Collection: prices vary per box “Tampax and Always have come together to premiere the all-new, stylish Radiant Collection, a complete offering of premium tampons, pads, liners and wipes that meets all of a woman’s feminine care needs. With designer packaging and wrappers, these products are must-have accessories for that time of the month.” (It will be a while before I review these, as I am on Seasonique and I’ve got almost two months to go)

Quaker Soft Baked Bar in Banana Nut Bread: $3.29 for package of bars “Made with real bananas and almonds, Quaker Soft Bars in Banana Nut Bread flavor have tasty ingredients to help provide fuel to start your day. 5g Fiber, 20% of daily value of 5 B Vitamins and 6g of protein!

Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color: $9.99 “NEW! Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color is summer’s hottest nail trend that allows you to create a gorgeous 1-D nail art effect in just seconds! This unique formula was specially developed with metallic particles – just hold the built-in magnet over wet polish to reveal a unique design on the nail.”

 Sally Hansen Nails and Cuticles Hand Cre’me: $5.99 for full size bottle. “Made with shea butter, the Sally Hansen Nails and Cuticles Cre’me softens hands, smooths cuticles and conditions nails. Active Moisture Complex formula with Ceramides helps to lock in nutrients so hands maintain their ideal moisture level. Offers 24 hour moisture and lasts through hand washings!

Based on demographics, select Influensters also receive: 

CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY: $4.99-$5.99 for 12.7oz and 12.9oz bottles. “Did you know 99% of hair’s natural strength comes from the scalp? Introducing CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY, a new line of shampoos and conditioners that nourish the scalp, and create that right foundation for strong, beautiful hair from root to tip. Wash your way to stronger hair in just 7 days!”

I am so excited to try all of these products, I have already done the nail polish of course! I will review that for you tomorrow. Be on the look out for the rest of the product reviews.

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