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nails inc. Wave Magnetic Polish

What it is: A revolutionary magnetic nail lacquer used to create stunning 3D nail art designs in chic metallic shades.What it does: Get the wow factor with this revolutionary polish that lets you create gorgeous nail art effects in just a few minutes using nails inc. Textured, special effects nails are big news for this season and the ultimate fashion and party accessory. What else you need to know:This unique formula has been specially developed with metallic particles to create a pattern on the nail using magnetic forces. As the magnet is held over the nail, the iron powder in the formulation gravitates toward the magnet forming the pattern secretly hidden in the magnet for an astonishing finish. The magnet is included in the cap of the nail polish.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.
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Questions & Answers for nails inc. Wave Magnetic Polish

Question
Acrylic nails
Does this polish also work on Acrylic nails?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
lexluther1
(Rochester, NY)
on Wave Magnetic Polish
12 answers
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answer 1
I wear this over my gel nails, its fine,
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
jenbjen
(Wisconsin)
answer 2
I can't see why it wouldn't! The effect of the polish is from metal in the polish itself being exposed to the magnet. No issues on any kind of nail. In fact, just to see what would it would look like when I first got it, I tested it on a make-up sponge. Still worked.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
nikalana
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 3
It should work on any type of nail because it's the polish itself that has all of the materials needed to create the effect. The magnet pulls the metallic particles up, producing the effect. Surface doesn't matter. :)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
micheexo
(Pine Hill, NJ)
answer 4
Yes, this also does work with acrylic nails.

Just be warned if your acrylic nails are long the magnet might be to small for your nails so you might have to do the design in two takes per nail!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
paintedredd
(East Elmhurst, NY)
answer 5
Yes i use acrylic and a gel overlay. No problem!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
hollynj
(Piscataway, NJ)
answer 6
yes I wear them and it works just fine!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lissie
(Boise, ID)
answer 7
I don't know, I don't have acrylic nails - mine are all natural.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
bennzz61
(Stamford, CT)
answer 8
I used it on acrylics - it worked perfectly.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
kmmf
(Chelsea, MA)
answer 9
I'm not sure about acryllic - but I put this over my CND Shellac Mani today and it worked perfectly.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
stylelizzy
(New York, NY)
answer 10
It works really well on artificial nails - that is what I have. I do my own nails for conveinience and think it is almost a little harder to remove from artificial nails, but worth the look!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
kathyanne
(Hurricane, UT)
answer 11
I use it over gelacq no problem, just use the nails inc. basecoat and I don't know but guess yes because the chemistry is all in the polish and the magnet.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 12
yes
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
katpbj
(Pawtucket, Rhode Island)
Question
color??
should i get the silver or the purple??
I CANT DECIDE.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
teenswimmer
on Wave Magnetic Polish
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Either or, they both look outstanding......I do prefer the silver, because the contrast is more startling.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
smallstig
(Warren, MI)
answer 2
I had the purple in hand at the register and was told by 2 different employees that to see the effect the best- get the silver. Hard to see on the purple. So I got Silver and love it = ) Hope that helps
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lissie
(Boise, ID)
answer 3
They're different - I went with purple because it was a bit more dramatic. The magnets are subtle, but gorgeous!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
ihugtrees
(Miami, FL)
answer 4
I like Silver better so far.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 5
Get both if you can! They're great shades! I only have the gray/silver shade. I've attached pics of that shade below.
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answered 2 years, 6 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
answer 6
Both silver and purple are gorgeous. Purple is a bit darker and more understated.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mystq
(New York, NY)
answer 7
I bought the silver and now want the purple too. The purple is a little more outgoing and bright but both colors are universal.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
christal1
(Florida)
answer 8
BOTH! I love the silver for every day and the purple is good for work and going out... both are soo beautiful (and they probably won't be around for long- once people discover this it will probably sell out fast)
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
yeahkylieyeah
(Portland, OR)
answer 9
Silver! It works better with the whole magnet thing
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
lg88
answer 10
Both colors are gorgeous! I couldn't decide, so I bought both! I wish I could wear both at once!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
uofmgrrl
(Memphis, TN)
answer 11
The silver is much prettier and more dramatic.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
drtr
(Kansas City, MO)
Question
I have more black showing up than purple, what am I doing wrong?
I don't know if its the amount of polish I'm putting on or the amount of time I'm using when applying the magnet.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
jessx64
on Wave Magnetic Polish
11 answers
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answer 1
Too much time with the magnet. The more time you leave the magnet over the nail, the more black you get. If you want to see more purple leave the magnet over the nail for a shorter time
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
billyidol
(miami, FL)
answer 2
You're holding the magnet over the nails for too long, you should only hold it there a few seconds.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lyricc
(Hemet, CA)
answer 3
I have found the effect works best on larger nails... meaning my daughters nail beds are larger then mine, so the effect looks like pics in nail ad. Our nails usually have more color then black. The second coat needs to be thick for a great end effect.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
smalltownposh
(Williamston, MI)
answer 4
If you follow the directions as written, the desired effect as described is achieved. You may be using too heavy a coat or using the magnet more than the 20 seconds recommended.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
answer 5
The black is the metal. I have the silver color and it seems that the color ( silver or purple) acts more like an accent color. The black is the dominant color. Maybe try not holding the magnet so close to the nail or for just a second or two vs longer.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lissie
(Boise, ID)
answer 6
Try a very light base coat let dry. Then apply a generous top coat and hold the magnet no longer than 8 seconds ( One nail at a time) . That always does it for me!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
briitty
(Pa)
answer 7
i used the purple magnetic alone and its absolutely awesome . even the gun metal is awesome alone too.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
katpbj
(Pawtucket, Rhode Island)
answer 8
I noticed the purple was much darker than anticipated as well. Not great, but still all right... I don't think you're doing anything wrong. It's just the shade! Try the gray/silver color for more of a "pop" and noticeable magnetic effect.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
quartknee
(Washington D.C.)
answer 9
Me too, I think make the coat just thick enough to stay wet, get the magnet in place fast, don't move it at all once you have it in place, just hold it up so it's close but doesn't touch the nail and if I held for a solid 15-20 secs it turned out better, longer seemed to go back to black, shorter doesn't give time to creat the effect.

I played around with other magnets from the fridge and they did have different effect, so I'm going to experiment with that, but honestly its getting a magnet up to the wet coat that is more important than making sure the second coat is perfect all the way to the edges, because the first coat is lighter anyway, so it will be a different shade and look even neater....
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 10
Best results is 1 - 2 coats. 1 coat works fine for me. But dont go over 2 or it gets heavy and magnet effect wont be too well...lil runny lookin on mine.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
jenbjen
(Wisconsin)
answer 11
Try holding the magnet a little further away from you nail and parallel to it. It might take a little practice. At least that was my experience.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
nhpolishaddict
(Ferndale, MI)
Question
Is this available in Canada stores too?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Wave Magnetic Polish
11 answers
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answer 1
Possibly. If Canad has stores that supply nails inc. or have Sephora
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
harajakulover39
(Lees Summit, MO)
answer 2
Yes, I'm in Toronto and I was able to purchase it. I haven't seen the golden one in the stores yet though, so your options may be limited at some locations.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
myish
(Toronto)
answer 3
Yes
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
sweettoffee
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 4
You can order this polish from the Sephora.com website. You even get to select 4 free beauty samples for yourself, with your order!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
manolo1
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
I have not seen the product in US stores so I don't know if Canada would have? I can only find direct from Nail Inc in UK or Sephora.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
smalltownposh
(Williamston, MI)
answer 6
Yes, I saw it there today. :)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
cupcakemel
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 7
This product is available in Canada
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
abbee
(Toronto Ontario)
answer 8
Yes :)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
complectus
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 9
Yes. I got it in Ottawa for $18 plus tax ($20.34).
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
sheees
(Ottawa,ON)
answer 10
Nails inc. is a London based company and has been on the Europeon market for awhile....????
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 11
Hi, Yes it is. I was just in a Sephora in Calgary, AB and they carry the grey and purple color.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
jo11
(Calgary, AB)
Question
Why are you showing a magnet pattern differernt from what is with the product?
The chevron magnet pattern you show in your pictures is nothing like the more basic diagonal slashes magnet that comes with the product. This is very misleading, and I wish it were possible to buy what you're showing here.
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
on Wave Magnetic Polish
11 answers
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answer 1
are you putting the magnet directly over the nail? it does make a 'v' shape- but maybe you are putting your nail on the side of the magnet?
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
strangeclouds
(san antonio, tx)
answer 2
The magnet is a chevron pattern inside the lid..I think no base coat and lots or practice..don't move the magnet except for a slight back and forth rocking..the magnet needs to be shaped more roundish so it gets the edges too....I think
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 3
I'm sorry to the user, because it does come out just like their advertisement shows! You had a user error! You do have to hold the magnet a certain way to get it. Maybe your not that good at following the directions! Try again!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
supercat2
(Budd Lake , N.J.)
answer 4
Hi - depending on how you hold the magnet you can get the lines to move in different ways. For some extra fun paint one side of your finger nail use the magnet.. let its set for a min then paint the other side... i love to experiment. it does not take long even with the extra step
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
zheekitty
(Erie, PA)
answer 5
When I did my nails, the pattern came up just as shown on the label. If you follow the directions it should work fine.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
carli79
(Austin, TX)
answer 6
I tried it in the store and didn't have that issue at all, I got perfect chevrons. Maybe see if you can hold the cap differently, or closer to the nail, or try to go into the store and swap the bottles/ caps for one that works.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
gskinguru
answer 7
whoa...I didn't actually realize this....the magnetic lines are much smaller huh??? and not as glittery....ur right.....
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
gemxx
(Huntington Beach CA)
answer 8
Try moving the magnet around or angling it in different ways. Also, using magnets around the house will create varying effects. Fun to try!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
jennifermilano
answer 9
I've discovered that the pattern varies a bit depending on how you position the magnet. Overall, I do get the pattern I saw on the advertisement and it is relatively consistent.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
chichita
(San Jose, CA)
answer 10
It takes a little practice but you can do the design you see in the picture. I was upset the first time but the next time I tried it worked out. Once you paint your nail let it dry, paint half your nail and use the magnet, let dry paint the other half and do the same it will create that nail you are looking for.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
silverandgold
(Bowie, Maryland)
answer 11
Hmmm...I bought the Silver one, my friend bought the Purple one, and they both turn out just like the picture. Make sure you are centering the magnet over your nail - even if your nails are pretty curved like mine, don't move the magnet around your fingernail - i found out that just smudges it a lot.
If that still doesn't work I suggest you exchange the product at the store you bought it. It sounds like maybe you got a defective one?
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
misslara84
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Do these come separately packaged?
I wanted to keep one and give the rest as gifts? Are they separately boxed?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
aia7
on Wave Magnetic Polish
11 answers
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answer 1
You can buy these individually or you can buy them in a set.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
yukixshelly
(Van Nuys, CA)
answer 2
yes, each color is sold seperately
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
smalltownposh
(Williamston, MI)
answer 3
Yep! Individually packaged.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
sarhambu
answer 4
yes, they are individually purchased
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
answer 5
They don't come boxed, they come separately wrapped in plastic.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
gitarrrrr
(Washington, DC)
answer 6
Bummer! I did end up ordering this set. They were all full size bottles, which is nice. But only 1 top has a magnet! Definitely not a set for sharing, unfortunately.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
aia7
answer 7
Yes - they all come separately. I ordered two of them and planned on giving one away as a gift, but then once I tried it on myself, I decided I was keeping them both.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
leannekohl
(Somerset, NJ)
answer 8
Just individual bottles
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
tolz
(Miramar, FL)
answer 9
Yes they do
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lilynana
(hammond in)
answer 10
yes, you can buy them separately without the package and then create your own gift package - any girl with a hint of good taste will love them !!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
sandramag
(Jersey City, NJ)
answer 11
Sold separately, they are around $16 per bottle- sold in purple, silver, and turquoise. They also have a set that comes with all three colors that is $30, however it has been sold out for a while, so I am not sure if the size of the bottles is the same as the individuals, or smaller because its in the set.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
jaelldee
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Does this affect computers or smart phones in any way?
I know magnets don't mix with computers and cell phones. What about the magnetic quality of this polish?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
brettk
(Zionsville, IN)
on Wave Magnetic Polish
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
The metallic powder is NOT magnetic. It is attracted to the magnet set in the CAP of the nailpolish.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
smallstig
(Warren, MI)
answer 2
You do know that both your computer and cell phone have metal in them, right?

The nail polish is not a magnet. The magnet is a magnet.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
toniosoriis
answer 3
The magnet isn't in the polish- metal is. You use the magnet on the lid to get the effect of the metal being "pulled" through the polish. Once you are done, there is no magnet in your nails... so electronics are safe = )
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lissie
(Boise, ID)
answer 4
Nope - when I bought the polish, they were out of bags at Sephora, so I just tossed the polish in my purse. I didn't think about the magnet at all and it was next to my phone for about an hour - no damage whatsoever!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
ihugtrees
(Miami, FL)
answer 5
Mine hasn't seemed too, in fact the bottle is sitting here right next to my computer. Plus, I have a pacemaker and if the magnet were strong at all, I would feel it in my heart. Fridge magnets can make my heart flutter, this I don't feel at all. Disclaimer, I am no expert!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 6
Magnets are only detrimental to products that use magnetized tape, such as VHS tapes and cassettes. CDs and computer chips are not affected by magnets.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
ourladyoffatima
(New York, NY)
answer 7
The polish is not magnetic it just has particles that are attracted to magnets. The magnet is on the lid not in the polish.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
ginazj
(Cleburne, TX)
answer 8
the polish isn't magnetic. the lid of the polish is, but otherwise the polish just contains iron filings. which in and of themselves are not magnetic. so no worries, you're not walking around with little magnets on your fingers! according to my brother (the science person in the fam): "the atoms in iron all have slight magnetic polarities. and if you align them, they can become slightly magnetic. but this amount of iron isn't going to do anything"
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
skandelous
(Tallahassee, FL)
answer 9
No, not at all!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
answer 10
I don't believe the polish will damage computers or magnetic strips such as on credit cards. The magnet is in the cap of the nail polish, not in the polish itself. The polish only contains metals, not magnets. However, close contact with the lid of the polish might be damaging.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
new25
(Texas)
answer 11
No, because the magnet is in the cap of the polish container, all that's on your nails are metallic particles, which shouldn't be magnetic on their own.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
featheredkitten
Question
Tips for curved nails
My nail beds are more rounded/curved and when I use this product the magnet is only able to work on the very center of my nails. This leaves the edges plan. Any tips on how I can get this to work on my entire nail?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
1navywife
(San Diego, CA)
on Wave Magnetic Polish
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Ugh that happens to me to. As soon as you put the magnet to your nail curve it a little to the left and a little to the right =)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lilynana
(hammond in)
answer 2
You can get craft magnets from a craft store, i.e. Michaels or A.C. Moore, they are bendable.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
newvitality
(Severna Park, Maryland)
answer 3
Rock the magnet from left to right without moving it in any other direction. Or you should do it the other direction.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
maritte
(Riverside, CA)
answer 4
I had the same experience on my thumbs. I tried to "rock" the magnet from side to side a little, that seemed to help.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lissie
(Boise, ID)
answer 5
Be sure the top magnet is aligned as close to the nail all the way down, hold it up at eye level, keep it flat and don't move it or let the end fall away from the magnet.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 6
I held the magnet over my nail nail and rolled it from side to side fairly quickly and the effect appeared across the entire nail instead of just the center of my nail.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
rk2660
(Butte, MT)
answer 7
rock it slightly sideways. will add effect to the sides and create a wavy-ish effect in the middle
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
ysmay
(Milwaukee WI)
answer 8
I just took the magnet and moved it to the sides of my fingernails and that seemed to help.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
evadorothy
(South Beach, Oregon)
answer 9
Try moving the magnet from side to side.
Although my nails only have a slight curve, it worked for me!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
hazeliscious
(Dallas, TX)
answer 10
I went out and bought the purple shade the same week that I heard of it, and applied it that evening. I have very "curvy" natural nails, but had no problem achieving the look although my lines (there are three of them) echo the shape of my nail tip. I love this look and I hope this company sends us more colors soon, and perhaps even varies the magnet to produce different patterns! Try it! I can see it does work better on nails no longer than the magnet, however.
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answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 11
Yeah I have the same "problem", my nails are more curved so what I did was I lifted the magnet and worked it towards the tip of my nail (it's hard for me to explain this in writing I hope it makes sense!!). You have to see what you are doing to avoid touching the magnet to your nails or you will mess it up. So start from the base of your nail and move the magnet working it towards the tip, being careful not to touch your nail. It takes about 5-7 secs. Hope it helps!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
liznola
(New Orleans, LA)
Question
Can you use a base color to maximize use?
Wondering whether you can use a base color underneath then just do 1 thick (or 2?) coats of the magnetic? Ie, a base of a gunmetal grey, then this on top? This would allow you to use less of the pricey magnetic polish per mani... but need insight as to whether the magnetic discoloration would come through as well if the nails inc. is just the top layer instead of all of the color? Has anyone tried this to compare?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
lkasjdfoin
(some city, FL)
on Wave Magnetic Polish
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
My sister tried this polish on top of a nail color she had been wearing for days and the effect worked just fine and looked as good as mine did!! Her base color was pretty light (under the purple polish), so that'd be my only recommendation. So I'll definitely save the expensive polish...I think you just need that one thick, wet coat that the magnet can act on.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
kenzielv
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 2
I've tried a base coat without using the magnetic polish and as well as using the magnetic polish as the base coat. I got better results with the magnetic base and it dries super fast. You can still achieve a magnetic effect without a magnetic polish base coat... but it wasn't as strong for me.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
tessiechan
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
I actually only used 1 thick coat over a regular base coat and it was completely opaque.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lauryndesu
(Savage, MN)
answer 4
I tried it several ways, I used it on a bare nail to get a lighter contrast. I also did one nail with a dark blue with the gunmetal magnetic over it. There are so many possibilities.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
nerddd
(Rahway, NJ)
answer 5
Yes you can! In fact the first time I tried it, I was wearing a dark pink color polish. I put one coat of the magnetic on and it covered the nail and the effect looked like it does in the photo- you couldn't even see the pink. I was thinking you'd see the pink under, but not one bit. So wear any color you want under it and get longer use.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lissie
(Boise, ID)
answer 6
I did a thin layer of the silver over my existing purple mani - it came out great!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
stylelizzy
(New York, NY)
answer 7
The instructions do say to put down a base coat first - I haven't done that. I just put one thin coat of magnetic polish and after that is dry added a thicker coat to hold the lid over- it is a little difficult for me to not touch my nail to the lid as I am trying to get close enough - but I am getting better with practice!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
kathyanne
(Hurricane, UT)
answer 8
I used a base coat and had no issues. I tend to clean my nails right after I paint it if i get any polish on the side or too close to the cuticle and the remover did effect the final look. I have to add, when I realized this I stopped and did my clean up when all my nails were done being painted.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
funkyfrenchies
(Houston, TX)
answer 9
I think the magnetic first coat plays an imprtant role and helps set up the second coat to dry and hold enough magnetism, it's barely strong enough. I'd be interested to hear if you try it though.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 10
You only should use one thick coat to receive maximum results. Two coats does not work at well. Interferes with the magnetization.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
leeney424
(Tomah, WI)
answer 11
I used a darker blue (think, grover the muppet!) & did 1 coat of the magnetic polish (trafalgar square). I don't think the magnetic polish will work with more than 1 coat. You have to use the magnet immediately, or it will dry & you won't get any effect.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mahini
(des moines, ia)
Question
Is it easy?
I have looked at it and am contemplating buying It I was just wondering is it easy to apply and get the magnetic stuff on?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
bayleecloe
(Smithville, MO)
on Wave Magnetic Polish
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it is easy to put on- just need a steady hand to hold the magnet close enough to the nail to not touch the nail. Comes off as easy as any other regular polish, not hard like glitter polish can be.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lissie
(Boise, ID)
answer 2
The coats are pretty even; you do want to paint the designs one nail at a time. Once you paint the second coat, quickly place the magnet on top and a bit for the design to appear, the time is up to you. How you place the magnet is also up to you.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
kissyluv
(Pacifica, CA)
answer 3
It is extremely easy! I thought it was going to be difficult and frustrating but its not its easy to do and drys fast!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
bugbritt
(CA)
answer 4
Super easy, super fast, watch the quick video clip on sephora TV..10 minutes from bare nails to out the door once you get the hang of it!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 5
Really easy, but time consuming. I had someone help me out the first time I tried it, which was useful (she painted, I did the magnet). It was helpful, but you could definitely do it on your own!

Just make sure you set aside some time to let everything properly dry. I'd suggest doing this while watching TV or a movie!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
ihugtrees
(Miami, FL)
answer 6
yes i found it very easy! just like a regular polish except you hold the magnet over your nail for a few seconds after the second coat of polish! love it!!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
bonnoconn
(Holbrook, NY)
answer 7
This polish applies just like any other "normal" nail polish. The magnetic effect is super easy to achieve - it just takes a little patience. If you follow the instructions (clean/oil-free fingers; base coat; thick coat of polish followed by magnet - work one finger at a time! - then follow with a clear top coat) - you wind up with a gorgeous manicure. I am really hard on my hands, and nail polish tends to chip within hours of application, usually. But this stuff is awesome, and I am still enjoying (mostly) chip-free nails 4 days later.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
scroogey
(Louisville, KY)
answer 8
Super easy. Although a tad time consuming because after you apply your first coat, you need to do each nail one at a time.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
jilebi
answer 9
It's just like regular nail polish, dries quickly, but the smell is just awful. This polish chips easily too. The magnet is built in to the the top of the bottle. I tried 3 times to get stripes, all I got was a couple of swirls on two nails. I wouldn't spend another $16 on it.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
suzanne622
(Youngstown, Ohio)
answer 10
The polish is really easy to apply and use. Just don't get the magnet too close to your nail, if you do it will cause the polish to lift off of the nail and then you have to start again.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
cggsephoraaddict
(Seattle, WA)
answer 11
Yes, it's very easy. Check out the instructions on the Nails Inc website. There are also instructional videos on YouTube.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
katewalton
(Philadelphia, PA)
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