Creative musings in bright colors

Magnetic Mosaic

The theme for today was “metallic” which I mis-read as “magnetic”…and then decided magnetic polish looks metallic enough to count! So I put together a magnetic polish gradient and stamped over it.

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Gradients with magnetic polish are fun…if a bit counter-intuitive! Usually you put on two layers of polish, putting the second one on particularly thick, and then hold the magnet over the polish to raise the pattern. To make a gradient, you treat it like normal polish (aka using a makeup sponge) and then add a layer of top coat. Hold the magnet over the nail once the top coat is down but still wet, and you get the pattern all the same!

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Colors
~ Copper: Sally Hansen – Kinetic Copper
~ Purple: Nails Inc – Houses of Parliament
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Stamp: Born Pretty – L003

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I have the sad feeling that I only use my magnetic polishes when there is a challenge, because otherwise I forget about them! Which is unfortunate, since they are rather cool.

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Takeaway: I should use magnetic polishes more frequently! Also, stamping makes everything more fun. Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Magnetic Mosaic" (10)

  1. Oh wow that’s so cool I didn’t know you could do that with magnetic polishes!

    • I didn’t figure it out, some blog somewhere had a tutorial, but its been years since I saw it…sorry! But yah, you can totally gradient magnetic polishes 😀

  2. Beautiful nail art! I love it!

  3. Amazing! I have to remember this, it looks really cool!

  4. This is the mani of the day ❤ I just love it!!!!!!!!! Great idea! For sure I will recreate it some day 🙂

  5. myishia simmons said:

    Really cool! I didn’t know that magnetic polish would still react with top coat on top. Gotta try this soon.

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