Friday, 20 April 2018

barry m neptune sea (magnetic effects)

after showing moon dust, it's time to present neptune sea, my other barry m polish from their magnetic effects collection.


i loved
moon dust, but i had "problems" with neptune sea. although with it being mostly silver (as you can see from the polish on its own, without using the magnet), magnetic particles are actually blue glittery particles. it took me a lot of wears until i realized that i don't like it with the magnet that it comes with, this weird star-like pattern. i feel like it somehow difuses the effects, and you are left with the feeling that something is missing, that either magnet is not good or that the polish itself is not behaving well.

 no magnet:

then i decided to use the striped magnet of moon dust, and it was a different story! everything looks as it should here, the effect is strong and pretty. both magnets are very good and easy to work with, just that i prefer the striped one. in both cases, i first painted the first coat, followed by second with immediate magnet application and finishing with a top coat some 10 min after.

i used base (china glaze strong adhesion) + two layers of polish + top coat (essence btgnts).