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Magnetic gel varnish: the instruction on use of nail varnish with a magnet

Magnetic gel varnish is a new tendency in design of nails, many celebrities on a photo and video show all the magnetic manicure.

Magnetic gel varnish contains the smallest particles of metal which are activated if to hold a small magnetic disk over the painted nail. The technology is very simple: placement of a magnet above of not dried varnish forces metal particles to gather in a varnish in a beautiful and unusual three-dimensional pattern or give effect of a jewel, for example "a cat's eye".

Various models of a magnet create different effect that allows a magnetic neyl-art to look attractively and smartly. Even if you  don't use a magnet, your nails after drawing magnetic gel varnish will look bright and flickering. The magnetic manicure can be decorated with pastes, liquid stones, spangles and other accessories for nails.

Magnetic gel-nail varnish: questions and answers

 Whether it is possible to use a usual magnet for a magnetic varnish?

No, if you need elegant design of nails. Magnets for magnetic varnishes are made with various patterns. The usual magnet won't create magnetic design, it will only promote formation of a rough indistinct spot on a varnish.

 Whether it is possible a magnet for magnetic gel varnish to use on usual nail varnish?

No. Usual nail varnishes don't contain magnetic powder. Thus, the magnet won't give  any effect on a usual varnish.

 Whether it is possible to use a magnet of one brand with a magnetic varnish of other brand?

Yes. As all magnets for manicure are specially developed for use with magnetic varnishes.

 Whether it is possible to use usual nail varnish as a basic layer before drawing a magnetic varnish?

Yes, it won't affect magnetic effect on your nails.

How I can prolong magnetic effect of a varnish during longer period of time?

Though magnetic patterns on nails are, as a rule, washed away eventually, drawing a basic and top covering helps to keep design more long.

How to choose magnetic gel varnish and tools for it?

It is desirable that shellac for magnetic manicure was dense, well pigmented (it will allow to put it in one layer).  It is better to buy both tools, and gel varnish from famous producers which production is checked by time and  doesn't contain dangerous components. For example, gel varnishes of the German company Lianail, one of the best on a ratio of the price and quality are very known. Pay attention to appearance of tools and a varnish. It is that case when "to judge on a cover" both it is possible and it is necessary. Dear brands pack the manikyurny sets into stylish cases from qualitative plastic, an imitation or genuine leather or even a tree.

Varnish with a magnet: preparation for drawing and step-by-step instruction

How to prepare nails for drawing a varnish with a magnet:

  • Be convinced of that completely removed earlier put varnish from nails. For this purpose use liquid for removal of a varnish.
  • Put a transparent basic layer and dry up it in the UF-lamp two minutes. Application of a basic layer isn't necessary, but this means can help to strengthen nails, to protect them from coloring, and the varnish with a magnet will keep more long.
  • Choose color and design of magnetic nail varnish. Pay attention to a magnet which is built usually in a varnish cap. You will see metal strips which create images, such as parallel lines, stars, curves , etc.

Varnish with a magnet how to use:

Magnetic gel varnish: the instruction on use of nail varnish with a magnet 

Step 1
Apply the first varnish coat with a magnet on each nail, don't use a magnet at this time. The first layer simply helps to level color. Dry up it under the UF-lamp of 2 minutes.

Magnetic gel varnish: the instruction on use of nail varnish with a magnet 

Step 2
Apply a thick second varnish coat on one nail. It is important to use a magnet, when a varnish still damp as it will create stronger impact on structure of a varnish.

Magnetic gel varnish: the instruction on use of nail varnish with a magnet 

Step 3
Hold a magnet over a nail within 5 seconds (if other it isn't specified in the instruction on application). Don't concern a nail surface magnet. 

Magnetic gel varnish: the instruction on use of nail varnish with a magnet 

Step 4
Dry up a varnish in the UF-lamp of 2 minutes.

Magnetic gel varnish: the instruction on use of nail varnish with a magnet 

Step 5
 You don't put the third layer of a magnetic varnish after made 3D drawing by means of a magnet. It can spoil design completely.

Magnetic gel varnish: the instruction on use of nail varnish with a magnet 

Step 6
Put a finishing covering and dry in the UF-lamp of 2 minutes. Though in application of the top covering there is no need, it can help to prevent formation of chips, dents or spreading of drawing.

Magnetic gel varnish: the instruction on use of nail varnish with a magnet 

Step 7
 By means of liquid for degreasing remove a sticky layer from a nail.

Magnetic gel varnish: the instruction on use of nail varnish with a magnet 

Step 8
 Don't hesitate to experiment a magnet. Try to hold a magnet closer or further to a nail or under another aspect to create the additional depth or other form of drawing on a nail. 

 

 In case of a usual varnish with a magnet, but not shellac, the sequence of actions remains invariable. Only it isn't necessary to dry nails under the UF-lamp, it is necessary to wait for drying of a varnish (except a step with use of a magnet, then the varnish shouldn't dry).

To remove nail varnish with a magnet, use the same liquid for removal of a varnish and wadded balls, cotton pads or other materials by means of which you delete a usual varnish. Removal of a thick varnish coat for nails with a magnet can take more time, in comparison with a usual varnish, but no difficulties should arise.

Magnet for nails and councils for its use

The usual household magnet (such as a magnet on the refrigerator) can create effect on magnetic nail varnish, but results will be unpredictable. Therefore for a list of nails by means of a magnetic varnish it is necessary to use a special magnet for nails or the magnetic handle.

  • The magnetic handle looks as the ordinary handle for the letter. Only "write", to be exact draw it on nails, keeping at arm's length 0.5 mm from a magnetic covering. There is such handle from 50 rubles.
  • The magnet for nails is, as a rule, delivered with nail varnish without additional payment. But if you don't like a pattern on it, it is possible to choose a magnet with unusual drawing "to liking" in specialized manikyurny shop (or online shop). The price — from 70 rubles. To use a magnet very simply: it is necessary to bring it to a nail at distance of 3-5 mm and to wait 10-20 seconds before emergence on a drawing varnish.

For performance of magnetic manicure it will be required to you:

  • Nail file and cuticle scissors for giving to nails of an ideal form.
  • Special magnet for nails or the magnetic handle.
  • UF-lamp (for shellac).
  • Liquid for degreasing of nails.
  • Basic and finishing covering.
  • And, actually, magnetic varnish or gel varnish.

The known manufacturing companies of varnishes and magnets for nails: Pupa, Lancome, Avon, Lianail, TNL Magnet, Golden Rose.