Showing posts with label LCN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LCN. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

LCN Magnetic Nail Polish Set Swatches

   More swatches that I needed to upload!  Having a post of still pictures will be handy for the times you need a quick reference to each color in the collection.  I've already shared the HD video that I made, which also gives my color descriptions and shows the magnets.  Without further ado, here is the entire collection of LCN Magnetic Nail Polish!

   Each swatch is done with one coat of polish, and two nails each to show the star and line designs.  The bottles are smaller than average, containing 8ml of polish.  8 more pictures after the jump!  Click images to view them larger~

Monday, December 19, 2011

Layla Turquoise Wave vs. Nails Inc. Whitehall vs. LCN

   Today I have some quick magnetic polish swatches.  I'm comparing green-blue colors.  These swatches were done super-quick and I apologize for the slight mess.  Layla brushes hold more polish than Nails Inc and I wasn't expecting it!

   On my nails here you see Layla Turquoise Wave, Nails Inc Whitehall, Turquoise Wave, Whitehall.  In my opinion Turquoise Wave looks like the teal color, and Whitehall, often mentioned as Whitehall Teal, is an evergreen.  It is a deep green that definitely leans blue, but not quite enough to be called teal.  And Turquiose Wave?  Well, to me turquoise is a much brighter, lighter aqua color.  Either way they are pretty polishes, especially if you're a fan of darker jewel tones.

   On the nail wheel I swatched LCN Green Temptation and Ferromagnetic Blue.  Green Temptation is a true green color, Ferromagnetic Blue has a hint of purple but mainly appears blue.  The fingernail swatches are Whitehall and Turquoise Wave.

   Here is one last shot of Layla Turquoise Wave using the Nails Inc. wave-pattern magnet.  Perfectly pretty!

   I hope this comparison post was helpful to you, these colors are pretty similar and you most likely don't need each one in your collection.  Now that I have them all I don't know which one to let go of, though!  And in other news WOW I have hit triple-digit followers!  Be sure to check out the giveaway poll~

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

LCN Magnetic Swatches - A special treat!

   I did my first ever swatch video!  It was recorded in HD so if you have the time let it load (or really fast Internet, yes), watch it in 720p!  Enjoy!

Friday, October 14, 2011

NotD/Swatch: LCN Magnetic Copper Seduction & Nyx Girls Frizz Spots

   When it was time to paint my nails again I asked the boyfriend what he'd like to see.  Another magnetic polish!  He had me list off the other colors I have (since we already did blue) and requested red.  I'm not really a red nail polish girl, and I was in fact really wanting to try one of my new Nyx glitters, but relationships are about compromises, so I came up with this:

   I decided to try two "accent nails" - both the ring fingers and thumbs.  I like it!  Feels more tied in somehow.  Also I used the star magnet to keep with the intergalactic feel of Frizz Spots.  Because I took several pictures I'll share more after the jump!  (Click pictures to see them larger.)

Monday, September 19, 2011

NotD: LCN Ferromagnetic Blue (also a Review)

   So, I finally got a chance to play with my new magnetic polish last night.  First off, there is a learning curve.  I am definitely not a professional yet.  I worked on my nails with the assistance my my boyfriend who picked out the Ferromagnetic Blue color.  I tried holding the magnet on one hand, he did it for the other.  In truth neither of us seemed to have a better results with what we were doing.  He was wonderful for wiping off the nail polish when I'd stick the magnet right into it, though.  ^-^'

   Because my nail swatching abilities are nothing to get excited about and several other bloggers are putting up wonderful swatches of the polish I'm not going to bother trying to do that.  Instead I want to highlight something that I have not heard in any other posts - that these nail polishes have a hologram effect.  No, they don't spew rainbows, but they have a 3D depth to them because of how the metal particles in the nail polish line up under the force of the magnets.  I have tried to capture this in my cell-phone photos:

   Can you see what is going on there?  Depending on the angle you see your nails from it looks like the design in your nails is moving!!  Yes, amazing!  Sure my first attempt at doing this is full of mistakes but it does not take away from the fact that it is a totally awesome effect.  More thoughts after the jump!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Haul: Lots of Polish In the Mail!

   There isn't much good about a postal holiday.  Your packages get delayed, you forget that you shouldn't be checking the mail and look like an idiot...  But, on the upside, maybe everything will arrive *all at once* the next day.  That's what happened to me!  On Sept 6th I got all kinds of goodness in the mail:

   Yes, it's all nail polish, I guess you could say that I have a bit of an obsession right now, but even for being just polish, that's big variety!

   I have Nfu-Oh: 61, 63, 65 and the Aqua Base for those holographic colors.  I snagged the China Glaze Spring mini set off of for a steal - the baby CG bottles are adorable!  Three "big" China Glazes: Blue Iguana, 108 Degrees, and Senorita Bonita from the Island Escape collection, and... the complete LCN magnetic polish set!  I am really happy to have all of these, and I think it will be fun playing with my new colors.  I really hope the sun comes out tomorrow so I can test some new colors to the full extent!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Magnetic Nail Polishes Released in US

   We have another trend coming our way.  Nail polish with metal particles that respond to a magnet being held close to them, thus creating beautiful effects on your nails.  These aren't entirely new - people on the other side of the globe have had them on their fingertips back in 2007 with the brand Le Magnetique, and then in 2010 with Alessandro and Essence polishes.

   I had heard of these polishes before but passed them by as unattainable.  Finally they are being sent to the Americas in 2011.  LCN is a German brand, and Layla comes from Italy.  I want to share a quick overview of what the brands are offering, and how this stuff works.  First off, both of these brands are claiming to be Big-3-free.  Their formulas don't contain DBP, Formaldehyde or Toluene.  I say claim because I have not seen an official list of what they do contain, but I'm sure these high-end brands aren't going to mess with their customers.  So, this is great news for people (like me!) who are avoiding these ingredients.  Of course, if you have allergies to metals, these polishes have a whole different reason to be skipped.

Each Brand has put up a video on how to apply their polishes:
Cool, right?  A few more pics, details and my own thoughts after the jump!