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Show Me Your Nails 2.0

Due to some technical glitches with the original Show Me Your Nails Thread, I am starting a new thread with @vegchililover78's blessing (She says "hello," by the way!).

 

Please share your nail looks, nail art and manicures!

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...And don't forget to check out @Beadshopgirl's Nail Stamping Thread for stamping inspiration! ❤️  

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Nailed-It/The-Nail-Stamping-Thread/m-p/3328865

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@jaaayp  I did the full nails in December I may have shared. But I don’t know if I’ve got it down yet. My natural nails always grew long enough to do so super short nails is newer to me. But they just won’t grow. I got the full nail extensions to help my natural nail grow but I found they were a pain to remove. 

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Ooh. It's like the gel polish and everyone's worry about the removal. I get it.. it is kind of a hassle, esp if you change nails as often as we do! Ah, interesting.. I always envy folks with super cute, short nails but my nails are always on crack and grow long very quickly... I think my hair doesn't grow and it focuses all its energy on my nails 🙃 @ather 😂

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@jaaayp  lucky! Your nails grow fast!! Mine use to grow so fast but not since I had Covid. I’m hoping they come back. Like no fast hair or nails what the heck!! I had long nails and just used a gel polish on top! I tried extensions again today! Fingers crossed it stays on. And enough my nails can grow out!! I actually like the full nail extensions because it gives such a clean start. But I haven’t gotten the glueing it on straight part right. 

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My first attempt with magnetic nails. 🧲 💅🏼 

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Room for improvement, but not so bad for a first try. This look was achieved with a special topcoat for magnetic nail polish because the magnet effect wasn’t coming through as noticeably with the actual magnetic polish.

 

Major Dijit Cat Eye Nail Polish Quick Dry Glitter Nail Polish with Magnetic Stick - Blue - the magnetic effect was barely noticeable with just the polish so I reached for ...

 

DRK Nails TC Magic Effect For Magnetic Nail Polish (from Polish Pick Up (PPU) July 2023), a top cost intended to help produce a better magnetic effect with magnetic polishes. Indeed it did! 👍🏼 

 

I like the results of this enough to look into more magnetic nail polishes (after my polish no buy is over, though I suspect I may have some magnetic polishes in my stash already 😬 that I just need to sort through to find). I will try this shade again, with a black base - that may bring out the color and magnet effect more so that the initial take. 🤔 

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@itsfi 

Ahhhhhh, it's gorgeous! 😍 Love the blue purple shift 💙💜

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Thank you @RGbrown! This was a fun one, but I’m taking my time with magnetic polishes - no repeat of stamping plates - I have sooooo many and how often do I use these days? Yes, perhaps it means I need to get back into it. I should; it just seems to take me longer than other forms of nail art. 😆 

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Beautiful work on this @itsfi. Your polish has some fun and really pretty shifts from the magnetic pull. 🤩

 

Magnetics are tricky,.I've heard that before, that trying over a black base can be helpful. There must be some wisdom to it. 😉 

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@CynthieLu, thank you. I’ll have to keep one of black nail polish with my magnetic polishes. That should hopefully help me to remember. 😆 

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@itsfi  These are so fun! I’m glad you had something to help it out a little!! I think they look perfect! 

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@ather, the magnetic top coat really pulled through. It’s funny how I purchased that before ever having a magnetic polish in ny collection. 😆 

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THIS IS SOOOO CUTEEEE HOWS YOUR FIRST TIME BETTER THAN MINE @itsfi (I'm on trial#5/6..) 😭😭😭

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@jaaayp, are you using gel polish and curing? I am … not. Wonder if that has anything to do with it? This could very well be a fluke. We shall see how it goes the next time I try my hand at using magnets. 

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Quite possibly...? Idk if I'm just buying the bad brands or what.. it doesn't do any of the things I've seen in tutorials no matter how closely I follow it @itsfi ... 🥲

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@jaaayp, if you can find one, go for a magnetic effect top coat. That over a magnetic polish seemed to do the trick for me. 

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@itsfi  your nails look beautiful love the colors. So pretty 🤩 

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I absolutely love your process then turned out fantastic 💜 @itsfi 

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@peculiarzmakeup, thanks so much❣️The color turned out very well with the magnet. Before applying the 🧲 it was a light, muted,  dusty periwinkle shade with a slightly matte finish to it. The top coat and magnet added some oomph! 👍🏼

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Gorgeous color, @itsfi ! 💙💙💙  I didn't know there is a TC for magnetic polishes.  I'm glad this worked so well for you.  I haven't tried a magnetic polish yet.

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@Titian06, when I first saw the top coat, I thought it was something you could apply to regular nail polish and then use a magnet with it. Not entirely sure that’s not possible - will have to try it. Then I read the instructions (lol, what a genius move there, eh? 😝) and it said it helps to accentuate the effect of even the weakest magnetic nail polish. It lives up to its claim there. Glad I found this one in my stash. 

I’ll need to play around more with the top coat and magnetic polishes. One more thing to put on my list of nail art to work on - in addition to stamping, stickers, ombré, etc. 

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@itsfi - LOL...reading the instructions! 😄

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@Titian06, it was hilarious - a lightbulb 💡 moment after reading the instructions. “Oh, I see.” 🤦🏻‍♀️ 😂 

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