Today I have my swatches and review of Barry M's Magnetic polish in Neptune Sea. This caught my eye because it looked promisingly hologram-y in the bottle and I was not disappointed!
This polish applied easily but it did drag a little, resulting in it looking like a slightly streaky warm silver foil. I say warm because it was a dark brownish silver, similar in tone to the World Is Not Enough by OPI. The instructions on the bottle stated that I should apply one coat, dry, then apply a second and immediately hold the magnet over the top for around 5 seconds. The magnet I chose when buying this (the pattern on the lid shows you how it will turn out) was very interesting, at first I thought it was like a star but realised it's a bit more complex, you can see it in one of the natural light photos below. Anyway I thought the effect was amazing! The lines became light silver while the background went a holo blue colours which was green, silver or even pink in some lights! This effect is seen best in the sunlight pics at the bottom, which are bit blurry as I took them while moving as I was walking to work! But the polish really caught my eye in the sun so I had to take the pics :)
I've never really caught on to the craze of holo polishes, I love them but I prefer to wear colours I can experiment with, I imagine it would be weird having properly holo nail art (I'd love to be proved wrong so if you've tried it let me know!) but I really enjoyed wearing this - however I get the feeling that it was kind of a novelty, so I still doubt I will be investing in that many holos in the future.
|All above are with flash|
|Above few are with natural light|
|I think this one really showcases the Holo qualities!|
|These were outdoors in direct sunlight|
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