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I guess a lot of you have already heard about the famous Masura magnetic polishes that seem to flood Instagram lately. However they don’t flood us, since they’re almost impossible to get – unfortunately the Russian brand doesn’t ship internationally and they have no stockists. Well, I know I shouldn’t be upset about some magnetic polish, but it is different this time, the Masura magnetic polishes can’t be compared to those we used 4-5 years ago: they are just perfection. *_*
Luckily we found a very resourceful Russian girl on eBay who started to sell these polishes – a lot more expensive, but who cares, I needed these in my life. But, hey, #newsflash: if you need them too, Nailland announced just yesterday, that they will sell them too and the pre-order will be open soon. (Yaaaas, more Masura polishes come to Edinaaaa! *_*)
So let’s take a look at the two that I have so far – but fyi, this post will be a mere introduction, since I haven’t yet mastered the art of the Masura magnetics.
They’re supposed to be used like this: apply a black or a white base, apply the Masura polish, while the polish is still wet apply horizontal brush strokes too on the nails, then hold the magnet over them vertically and horizontally for 2-2 seconds. Then you can apply your top coat and you’re good to go. Well, it’s a lot more difficult to do than it sounds, but with some patience everyone can do it.
When I first tried them, I didn’t yet know about the rules above, so I just painted my nails with them, like I always do, then held the magnet over the nails diagonally and I got this:
I was planning to get a diagonal line on them, but somehow it “melted”? I’m not sure why, but I still really liked the overall effect. *_*
When applying Sky Sapphire I skipped the black base yet again, but I drew some line across the nails too and magnetized them like I was supposed to. And yes, it became even more beautiful. *_*
So I still have to try them on a black base – and finally I realised why it is so important: they are so easily magnetisable (is it a word?) that the polish literally moves around on the nails while you’re holding the magnet over them. And it tends to move towards the magnet (obviously) so it “deserts” the edges of the nails. But if you have a black base there, you have a good chance not to have only a very thin layer of polish at th edges. Technical info: I used a Dance Legend magnet with them, I wonder if there would be a difference with a Masura magnet.
Anyway, there are soooo many tricks that you can do with these polishes that I’ll sure be back with them a couple o’times. ;) Until then go check out @maeva_malou’s IG feed, she’s a pro with these magnetic polishes, she creates wonders! *_*
The pre-order will go alive soon, don’t miss it, if you wanna live! *_*