Monday, January 7, 2013

Swatches & Review: MUA Magnetic Nails

Yeah, yeah... I know. Magnetic polishes are so passé. But it doesn't hurt if I show them to you anyway, does it? MUA Magnetic Nails come in six shades and two magnet effects: circle and squiggle. 

''Magnetic Polish is the most exciting nail polish! Create an amazing nail art effect in just seconds with this unique magnetic polishes and two amazing designs - circle and squiggle!'' (MUA)
MUA Magnetic Nails

Color drops show off the finishes a little bit better: Kings Road and Piccadilly Circus are glitters and the others are shimmer polishes. 
MUA Magnetic Nails

MUA, Kings Road, 2 coats
MUA Magnetic Nails in Kings Road

MUA, Leicester Square, 2 coats
MUA Magnetic Nails in Leicester Square

MUA, Mayfair, 2 coats
MUA Magnetic Nails in Mayfair

MUA, Park Lane, 2 coats
MUA Magnetic Nails in Park Lane

MUA, Piccadilly Circus, 2 coats
MUA Magnetic Nails in Piccadilly Circus

MUA, Regent Street, 2 coats
MUA Magnetic Nails in Regent Street

To get straight to the point: I've tried both better and worse magnetic polishes. When it comes to quality of the polishes themselves, I have nothing much to say. The formula is good and even the brush is not bad like with some other MUA polishes I've tried. All shades are opaque in 2 coats, which is perfect since you need to apply 2 coats with the magnetic polishes anyway. The main problem with these polishes is in the magnet. I'm not sure what squiggle magnet is supposed to do. A zig-zag pattern? Well, I couldn't do it. It just didn't work for me no matter how I turned it. The circle one works, but I prefer other patterns. And to show you, there's nothing wrong with the polishes, here's how they look with my old diagonal magnet I got from KKcenterHK: 
MUA Magnetic Nails Swatches

As you can see, they all created a pattern. It's the magnet I guess...

You can buy MUA Magnetic Nails on MUA website or Lič (if you're from Slovenia).

Thanks for looking and commenting!


  1. they look super cool :D love the colours as wel!

  2. I love magnetics and my circular magnet is my fave!

  3. Mayfair in Regent street sta krasna, ostali me pustijo bolj ali manj hladno.

  4. I think I like King's Road and Piccadilly Circus best, but magnetic polishes never work out well for me (and I've tried!) so thankfully no must-haves.

    I do really like the circular magnet though... :D

  5. they are funny, like magic spells :D

  6. wow really cool Swatches. Du you know if I can get several different magnets with different patterns from other companies ? Do you also know which one sell them?

    1. I think polishes are sold with one magnet only. But I got some magnets from KKcenterHK (three in one):
      You can also try Ebay. Magnets are really cheap there.

  7. I love these, I have Mayfair and plan on buying King's Road and Regent Street. I get that squiggly effect, not perfect but it's visible. And I see it on your photo of Mayfair. They are good and cheap, chip off soon at the end of nail but for that price, it pays off.


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