China Glaze Magnetix – Preliminary Swatches

Before I post the swatches, here are a few observations:

I find that these polishes are trickier to use than the nails inc magnetic polishes. The magnets seem to be weaker on these so I had to leave them on longer which sometimes cause my hand to move more and I accidentally touched the magnet to the wet polish and ruined the design. It’s best to work on a flat surface and maintain a steady hand.

Do not use more than one coat of polish if you want a really crisp design. I used one thin coat and one thickish coat for these swatches and I don’t think they all came out as crisp. Later, I tried one thick coat and the design came out much better. Unfortunately, my camera died by the time I started experimenting more.

Because the magnet is not that strong, I had to hold it close to the nail longer than the recommended 5-10 seconds. I got some bubbling where the magnet pulled up some of the polish and made little peaks in the polish. This happened a lot more with the nails inc polish/magnet because the magnet seemed a lot stronger.

I will post better swatches once I do a full manicure with these. So far I like them but I know I have to play around with them a little more to find the best way to apply them.

What are your impressions?

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10 thoughts on “China Glaze Magnetix – Preliminary Swatches

    1. This collection from China Glaze comes with a U-shaped magnet that has three different magnets on it that make the different shapes. 🙂 You do have to buy the magnet separately because the polishes don't come with any magnets like some of the other magnetic polishes.

    1. This collection from China Glaze comes with a U-shaped magnet that has three different magnets on it that make the different shapes. 🙂 You do have to buy the magnet separately because the polishes don’t come with any magnets like some of the other magnetic polishes.

  1. Your nails look amazing! Thanks for all of your information to help us at home when we use the products. I still have nail envy-your nails are gorgeous!! I'm so glad I found your blog through Peggy's FB page. Keep up the great work!!

  2. Your nails look amazing! Thanks for all of your information to help us at home when we use the products. I still have nail envy-your nails are gorgeous!! I’m so glad I found your blog through Peggy’s FB page. Keep up the great work!!

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