Good Morning lovelies! For all my U.S friends, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I feel much like I gained 10 lbs and am still fairly lethargic from all that food!
Today I have one of the new Essie Repstyle Magnetic polishes to share with you all. I stumbled across this at Walgreens and fell in love with the color, and figured it worth a share. And since I have a ton of really cool Indies coming up, I figured I would swatch this now - kind of a little break from all the glittah!
The Essie Repstyle Collection is brand new, and features 6 magnetic colors in mostly neutral tones. There is only one magnetic design with these, and it happens to be......you guessed it! Snakeskin. Snake It Up and Sssnake are the only 2 in the collection that are really vibrant, Sssnake being a jewel toned red, and Snake It Up being a Dusty Blue. Considering my love for blues, it should be no surprise that Snake It Up was my final choice. I heavily considered Sssnake as well, but at almost $12.00 each for these, I decided that one was going to have to do.
All photos are 2 coats of Snake It Up with a coat of Gelous to intensify the magnetic effect.
Snake It Up kind of reminds me of a magnetic version of Dive Bar, which is my very favorite Essie Polish. In some light, it seems to have a bit more blurple to it, which makes it even more stunning.
Snake It Up's formula was a dream to work with. Great consistency, no thickening, glopping, or gooping. And as a bonus, it seems to have less of that strange smell magnetics have.
Smooth and silky, Snake It Up flowed onto the nail nicely and stayed put. I did find that the magnetic effect was fairly week, so I added a coat of Gelous to my nails before using the magnet, which intensified the effect. Even then, the pattern isn't as bold as I would like, and did not cover the sides of my nails. The magnet does not have the ridge to rest on your finger, so you have to hold it flat over the nail, which seemed to leave an inconsistent image. Dry time was long, even with a coat of Seche Vite.
Even though I adore the color, I don't feel like these are really worth $12. Granted I have paid more for magnetic polish (Layla's retail at $15), however my Layla's have a stronger magnet and the image is much more solid. If the price point was a bit lower, I would probably pick up one or two more of these, since I still love magnetics, especially after using them in a gradient. For now, I think I'll wait until they're on sale.
What do you think of Snake It Up? Will you be trying out any of the Repstyle Collection?
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing! Be sure to stay tuned for more Glitzology, Twenty Seven, Polish TBH and more!!