Magnetic Nail Polish Fun – How it works and how to use?

by xin on February 29, 2012

Happy 29th February ladies! 😉 Today is a special day because it only comes once in 4 years. So I will share my latest experiment with you on this special day 🙂

I have read about magnetic nail polish a long time ago, but it was not really readily accessible in our local market.
Until recently, I was thrilled when a set of magnets and magnetic nail polish was sent to me by for review.

Ou Qian Magnetic Polish 1

Magnets can only work with magnetic polish, but not ALL magnets can be used if they are not carved with designs.


A set of magnet comes in 3, with star and line designs. I have never heard of OuQian brand before but it doesn’t really matter. The color is really pigmented with just one coat.

How does it work?

magnetic design

The first stamp I tried was the star design. In fact, this design is the most prominent of all.

Apparently, magnetic polish contains tiny iron particles that will be attracted to the magnet and hence forming a pattern.

magnet design

If you color your magnet, you will see the design clearly, and you will suddenly understand how it works exactly. Be sure to wipe it off after fulfilling your curiosity.

How to use the magnet?

how to use the magnetic nail polish

After painting your nail polish, immediately hold the magnet for about 10 seconds as close as to your nail possible, but NOT touching your polish.

You should only work one nail at a time before the polish dries to create the pattern. It works best when it is wet. Once the polish is dry, you will have to use a second coat and rework this.

Magnet stand

Since my stamping sent came with a ‘rack’, I can rest my finger underneath and support it with another finger so that it will not collapse.

I find this way to be easier because your hand might get tired from holding the magnet too long and become shaky. It happened so many times that the magnet touched polish and smudged it, I had to remove and repaint to correct the mistake.

Magnetic polish

My first time using the magnet definitely wasn’t a smooth sailing.

It takes a while to get a hang of creating the pattern, it looks easy but it takes a while to learn. I quite like the idea of magnetic polish because it can create a nice patten effortlessly (when you have practiced enough).

Price: OuQian magnetic nail polish (USD$12), Magnet Set of 3 (USD$13)


For more FAQs for magnetic nail polish, read Scrangie Magnetic Polish Guide!

If you would like to purchase anything from, here is the good news! By using the following code, you will be entitled to a 10% discount 😉

Unique coupon code : BLGA9PR10
Coupon Amount : 10% Off
coupon code of End Date: 31st,Jan.2013
Be Sociable, Share!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

beetrice February 29, 2012 at 11:12 am

yay you got the magnetic polish to work! 😀 Scrangie’s guide to magnetic polish is AWESOME stuff, and super detailed.

can’t wait to see more designs 😉


xin March 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm

cnt wait to see yr polish too!!!
xin recently posted..Magnetic Nail Polish Fun – How it works and how to use?My Profile


Nikki February 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

I will be sent one too but I’m not really sure how long will it take for me to get the “hang” of this, but the pattern wowed me! so unique 😀
Nikki recently posted..AMW Makeover: Mothers of the Bride and GroomMy Profile


xin March 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

it definitely will take quite a few practices before u can get the hang of it 😉
xin recently posted..Magnetic Nail Polish Fun – How it works and how to use?My Profile


gio February 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm

That’s so pretty! Love the effect!
gio recently posted..How Long Should I Use A Skincare Product Before Deciding If It Works Or Not?My Profile


xin March 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

unique and easy to use once u get the hang of it 😉
xin recently posted..Magnetic Nail Polish Fun – How it works and how to use?My Profile


Connie De Alwis March 1, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I couldn’t stop looking at your nails the other day. Not very prominent but looks cool
Connie De Alwis recently posted..Getting Fit: Diet PlanningMy Profile


Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

Previous post:

Next post: