purchased by me
Magnetic polish feels so dated, doesn't it? It goes somewhere between crackles and textures on the list of past fads. Maybe I should have saved this for a Throwback Thursday, but Thursday will be PGS' third blogaversary and I have a big announcement to make on that special day. For now, let's have a look at a polish I never thought I'd own and I'll babble at you about why magnetic polish is important to me.
Turquoise Wave is a dark blue-green magnetic polish with a lighter blue pull.
Maybe you're rolling your eyes because magnetic polish is so 2012, but that's exactly why it's special for me. The first time I ever saw this weird new thing called magnetic polish was in a YouTube video a friend sent me, back maybe four years ago. The polish was Layla Magneffect and the friend was...you guessed it....Nichole. We were both in awe of this stuff, but completely flattened by the $12 ($16?) price tag. Who would ever spend that much on a polish, right? (ha ha and ouch, in hindsight) Skip ahead to late 2011 or early 2012 and American brands suddenly have magnetic polish on drugstore shelves. The Coupon Of Destiny brings Sally Hansen Silver Elements into my life. I want more, so I google around, discover that people blog about polish, and wind up buying the whole China Glaze Magnetix collection. The floodgates open. My polish blogging/collecting life began with magnetic polish, and the first 'real' PGS post was my stumbling attempts at swatching Instant Chemistry. Blogger baby photos right there, and every bit as embarrassing.
So here we are three years....THREE YEARS...later and it all seems sorta surreal sometimes. There's more polish in my house than there is in some stores! Nichole's OPNL swatches are on Llarowe.com!! My nails and photos don't suck and hers have gone from good to amazing! If you went back in time to April '12 and told me any of this, I'd never have believed you...and I wouldn't have known what Llarowe.com was. Polish, nail care, blogging, and you wonderful readers have become some of the best and most joyful things in my life. This will be a very gushy, sappy, emotional, texty week for me, so get used to reading things like that...and please know that I mean every word of it. Even if you've never commented, just knowing that you looked at our blog is a wonderful feeling that's never gotten old.
Wait...wasn't this a review? Oh yeah...back to that...
I bought Turquoise Waves from Normal Girl Nails on Storenvy, specifically for this post. (She's one of my favorite sellers. Please go there and buy everything to save me from temptation!) It makes me wish I'd gotten at least one of the Magneffect shades way back when, because the magnet is so much stronger than the ones on any other brand. It's stuck to the cap and doesn't have one of those 'bump guard' things, but the pulling power makes up for its shortcomings. I knew this bottle had a wonky brush when I bought it, but the $2 price was right. (Seriously, go buy her old stuff. Her prices are so reasonable!) Even with the wonk, the formula applied really easily and the color is gorgeous. This was the easiest time I've ever had with a magnetic. I don't think I'll ever stop having a quiet love of them...even if I only trot them out once a year.
all products in this post were purchased by me