Friday, June 22, 2012

Green Magnetic: IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract


Hello everyone!

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract






I had been waiting for IsaDora's magnetic nail polishes. I don't have much experience with IsaDora, but knew that the brand is on the Cruelty- Free list. So when I saw that the magnetics were available, I immediately bought the ones I liked.

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract




IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract





IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract





IsaDora has 10 magnetic nail polishes, each with a wave pattern magnet. They also have three separate magnets: star-, diagonal-, and horizontal pattern. I bought 5 and the 3 extra magnets. So today I am going to show you the green one with the diagonal pattern. I had planned to wear my green Nfu- Oh, but was curious about the new green magnetic; IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract.

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract



I really like the green shimmer and the pattern.

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract



















I did not use the magnet that came with the nail polish, because I had tried a similar one with the Deborah Lippmann set, and wanted to try something different. So I chose the diagonal pattern magnet.

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract







I was surprised by how well the magnet worked, or the strength of the magnet. Or is it the nail polish that contains more iron? What I mean is that the pattern covered my nails very well. But as earlier, it did not work on the sides of on my thumb nails. But on my left thumb, which is not as round as the thumb on my right hand, the pattern covered the middle and left side.



IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract
Each bottle has a detachable carton top.

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract





I am impressed by how well IsaDora has managed to make easy to follow directions. The separate magnets are also glued to a carton, and comes with the same directions. Below, you see all the four patterns. To the left you see the one that comes with the bottles, and beside the bottle you see the separate magnets.


4 IsaDora magnets





What is recommend is to apply a base coat, apply one coat of the magnetic nail polish, instantly hold the magnet over the nail for 15 seconds, and use a top coat when dry. I used my regular GOSH base/ top coat.

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract



IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract




I've used the instructions on some nails, and the two coats method on other nails, and did not see any difference. From my short experience, I think the most important is to apply a thick coat (but not so thick that you get bubbles), and use the magnet as soon as possible. Just put the brush in the bottle, don't spend time closing it, and grab the magnet.

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract





If you touch the nail polish with the magnet, clean it with nail polish remover, and redo your nail. If you get a weak pattern, try applying one more generous coat of magnetic nail polish, and use the magnet once more.

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract




The bottle is only 6 ml, and it's OK when I try different nail polishes to find out which I like. Sometimes I wish more brands had mini bottles. But when I find something I like, it's nice to have the opportunity to buy a big bottle.

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract





The brush is wide compared to the opening of the bottle. It reminds me of Missha HGR 01. So it is easy to spill. But other than that, I find the brush easy to use.

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract





Below, you can see what one coat without the magnetic effect looks like, and the bottle after the carton is removed.

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract

The first thing I did, was to swatch all my magnetics on a nail wheel. It did not look good on the nail wheel, but I liked the depth and shimmer in the polish on the nail.

IsaDora #854 Opposites Attract







On the nail wheel, #3-7 are my new IsaDora magnetics. #1 and #2 on the wheel are the two magnetics from Deborah Lippmann's Steal My Kisses set, which I have written about earlier. To see my post about #1 (magenta), you can take a look at Part I about the set, and about #2 (amethyst), go to Part II about the set.

If you want to see what IsaDora says about their magnetic nail polishes, click here.

According to Neglelakkmani one should not use fast drying top coats with these magnetics.

Edit: I was very surprised and flattered when IsaDora contacted me and told me that they liked my photos of this nail polish. They asked for permission to use my photos, and of course I said yes! So, don't be alarmed if you see photos from this blog post on their facebook page or blog. As far as I know my photos are on IsaDora's Swedish and international facebook page.


Lani


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