Thursday, March 1, 2012

Nabi Magnetics Swatch and Review

The other day I was checking out SoGuessWhat's review on an image plate, and ran across her video for Nabi magnetics. I've never seen them in my area but I was intrigued due to all of the positive reviews. After watching her video I quickly ordered 3 from Ebay. Apparently the Nabi's come in a plethora of colors but I narrowed it down to Navy, Wine and Lilac.

Today I'm showing Wine. I'm not a huge fan of red but Wine is beautiful! I like that the polish doesn't have a magnetic/foil finish but it appears to be more of a creme with black lines. It's pretty fancy but not flashy. I used 2 coats to apply. This polish doesn't seem to like thicker coats, they tend to blur the design.

A negative is that the polish stained my topcoat. It may be avoidable with a thicker topcoat. I used Wet N' Wild clear which is extremely thin, followed by a layer of Poshe. Then I added stickers from Viva La Nails.

As you can see the magnet didn't cover my nails completely. I have very curved nails, so I think this is pretty decent coverage.

Overall I'm happy with my new Nabi's. It applied similarly to other magnetics with the exception of needing a regular coat instead of a thicker coat. My recommendations are to use a cheapy topcoat because it will probably stain and a good basecoat. I also noticed my bottle is about 10% gone now, so you may want to consider that if you find a color you love.

Nabi Magnetics have been popping up sporadically at Walgreens and retails for $4.99-$5.99. I purchased 3 from Ebay for about $12.50 with free shipping.





29 comments:

  1. I was so excited when I found Nabi magnetics at an indoor swapmeet where I buy my Kleancolor polishes. They were 3 for $5!! I bought 9. I cannot say enough about how impressed I am with the quality of these polishes. I own 1 Layla magnetic and I would say that these are equal in quality. Great post.

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    1. 3 for $5, that's a heck of a deal!!! I have a few Layla's also and the Nabi applied the same. I'm pretty happy with so far.

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  2. You know, normally I do NOT care for magnetic polish BUT this mani is gorgeous!!

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    1. I know the look is not for everyone but I think this can be pulled off in an office environment. It's not flashy at all. I think the dark color makes it look more elegant.

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  3. I'm not ashamed to admit I have 10 of these Nabi Magnetics! I have the same issue you do with the magnet as it doesn't wrap around my curved nails BUT I love every single one of the ones I have!!!!! For some reason I don't have this wine colored one though lol! I need to head to Walgreen's and snag it!

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    1. LOL, if they sold them in my area I'm sure I would have a drawer full. Haven't ran across them yet though. I'm gonna order another 3-pack from Ebay.

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  4. Really nice! I like how they are so different from regular magnetics...such a great look!

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    1. I've never seen so many color options before. There's got to be one color that will work for anyone.

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  5. I'm not really a fan of red either, but this one definitely looks good. I may have to see if I can grab some *crosses fingers for intl shipping*

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    1. Thanks Ash-Lilly. I'm not sure about International shipping. I hope they'll ship for you!

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  6. The sticker give to the manicure a very elegant look. love it!

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    1. Thanks LBC. I thought it needed a little something extra since it didn't cover my full nail.

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  7. This is so pretty, right now I'm wearing the purple magnetic from Nabi.

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    1. Thanks Carolina. I want to get another set of 3. I'm gonna go back and watch the video and check out the purple one.

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  8. I've been watching the Nabi auction on eBay, but haven't pulled the trigger yet....I think this swatch of Wine just pushed me over the edge. WOW, it's so pretty, I must have it! LOL.

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    1. LOL. If you decide to get it remember it can stain your topcoat! I used a cheapy 99cents one so I wasn't too angry. Just a FYI.

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  9. Have you got any more swatched for this brand, or can you recommend any other magnetic colours by this brand? I wanted to order some but am in the UK so need to order a minimum of 6.

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    1. Not yet. There is a link to a video above which displays about 15 colors. I choose wine and navy because I thought they were unique magnetic colors, or at least, I've never seen them before. I'm also interested in the pink/gold one but I didn't think it would contrast well against my skin. If you have time maybe you can watch the video it gives a great review on many colors.

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    2. Will take a look thank you :D

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  10. Like you said, I also love that this isn't metallic! Very pretty!

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  11. I really love this! And it looks beautiful on your skin tone!

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  12. Those nails are pretty! I love your blog! I am now following!

    Take a look at mine too - http://kassandragold.blogspot.com

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  13. I got a nails inc magnetic and hated it, I prefer detail in my nail art, but this looks so nice in the red!

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  14. I luv it! And I have the same problem with the magnet as my nails are curved too. Wonder if I can find them in Puerto Rico?

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  15. very interesting! And the color is so beautiful ♥

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