Disclaimer: This is the first time I've used a magnetic polish. I do have three China Glaze Magnetic polishes, but I got them and then sort of set them aside. I still hadn't used a magnetic polish until this one. I think I may be addicted, but I also think I suck at it.
Julep Kylie is described as a "sultry violet magnetic polish." The magnet that came with it is kinda fun, it's got a handle! I do have the China Glaze magnet that has more designs, so I may see if that one is any better...
I really like it. It didn't seem to create a really sharp line, and what it did create blurred after a few minutes, although the light streaks were still apparent. The color alone is great, it's more of a medium purple shimmer, and when you get the magnetic design, it becomes more red-toned and the light design is shimmery and the darker color is more creme. This is one base coat and one coat to do the design and no top coat. I wasn't planning on keeping it on long, I was playing while I was hanging with the hubby, but I may redo it and see if I can get a sharper design.
I didn't realize this until I had it on my nails, but it has a sort of 3D effect. Have you ever seen one of those tiger eye stones? With all the wavy shimmery lines of brown and tan? That's what this looks like! It's really neat and definitely cooler than I was expecting.
I know there is a certain finesse to doing magnetic designs, and I'm not quite sure I've mastered it. But I am going to refer back to Scrangie's great post on magnetic blunders and see if I can do something a little better!
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