Thursday, August 2, 2012
Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color
You may have heard the news that this Summer's Beauty VoxBox from Influenster included a sample of two nail products from Sally Hansen: the Magnetic Nail Color (valued at $9.99) and a tube of Nails & Cuticles Hand Creme (valued at $5.99)
I was able to try both products this past weekend while giving myself a much needed manicure. But before I go into my opinions, I want to give you a closer look at both products starting off with the Nails & Cuticles Hand Creme.
Before painting my nails, I washed my hands with oatmeal soap and tepid water. I tend to do this first because it makes it easier to push back my cuticles. So once I do this, I immediately lather my hands up with lotion. For this manicure, I used the 1 oz. sample tube of Nails & Cuticles Hand Creme I received. The creme has a medium consistency, it's not as thick as I was expecting it to be, however, when rubbed into my skin and cuticles, the creme was quickly absorbed giving my skin a silky smooth feeling. The creme proved to be very nourishing and it did help my hands feel softer throughout the day. One point I must stress, a little dab of this creme goes a long way! I really didn't have to use that much of it to see how well it works - that's something I can really appreciate.
After using the Nails & Cuticles Hand Creme, I moved onto my favorite part of a manicure - the nail polish!
The Magnetic Nail Color I received was #903 Silver Elements. After briefly reading the instructions on the back of the bottle, I gave this polish a try. Getting this magnetic nail art effect on your nails is very simple. Once the first coat of color dried I put a second coat on, then using the magnet on the top side of the bottle cap, I placed it over the nail (while still wet) holding it for about 1-2 min. I did this one nail at a time as the magnet only works on wet polish. While doing each nail individually, I did notice that the longer the magnet is held over the wet polish, the more defined the design becomes.
With all this being said, I am very satisfied with these two products. I appreciate the fact that with the Magnetic Nail Color I can easily have this done on my nails anytime I wish and most of all with no complications. I do not have the patience that is required when doing certain nail art effects! Anything that can make the DIY process easier for me is a huge plus!
For more information on the Magnetic Nail Color from Sally Hansen please visit their website
Now it's your turn: Which shade of the Magnetic Nail Color do you want to try? Have you tried to get this magnetic trend on your nails yet?
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Disclaimer: As an active member of Influenster, I received these complimentary products for testing purposes which were included in the Summer Beauty VoxBox package. All opinions and photos in this post are 100% my very own.