Good morning! I'm not sure how I feel about the current magnetic polish craze. I think it'll probably go the way of the crackle (a look I'm not a fan of), but I wanted to give it a shot, because I do think the effects look pretty cool. I've heard the magnets are better on the higher end brands, but, not ready to commit to the concept yet, I picked up the cheapest I could find, and one with which I didn't have to purchase the magnet separately, and hoped for the best...
This is Nicka K Magnetic Nail Enamel in Marron, a light brownish grey to start. The polish came with the magnet wrapped around the top with a little plastic band that I was able to push through and stand up on the table in such a way that I could slide each nail right under it, as opposed to holding the magnet above each nail.
This was my second attempt, and I used only one coat of polish in case, like my first try, I had to do and redo my nails over and over to get them to look right. This time around, my left hand looks fairly uniform. My right did not fare as well. I'm certain I did the same thing with each nail. I don't know if there is a learning curve to this (which would not surprise me in the least), or if it is simply the product of a not so great magnet.
It was still fun to try, and totally fun to see the design show up like it was intended to.
I know the smell of some of the magnetics bothers people. This one does contain formaldehyde, but beyond that, it had kind of a grape candy scent to it and didn't bother me at all. There are eight colors in the Nicka K lineup, each with the same diagonal stripe magnet.