ORLY Magnetic FX in Opposites Attract

I take-2 steps forward
I take-2 steps back
We come together
‘Cause opposites attract

- Paula Abdul

Okay okay I’ll stop with all the 80s song reference. At least, for this week :P

First of all, please excuse the conditions of my cuticles. I have a bad case of hangnail, and even with heaps of cuticle oil, hand creams and cuticle scissors, there’s barely any improvement. My nails haven’t been in the best of conditions the past few weeks, hence the lack of nail polish swatches. If you have any solutions or recommendations on how I can solve this hangnail problem of mine, please, I’m all ears.

Anyway, back to the nail polish. This time, it’s ORLY’s Magnetic FX in Opposites Attract.

ORLY Magnetic FX In Opposites Attract

ORLY Magnetic FX In Opposites Attract

It’s a stunning shade of navy blue shimmer. It sort of reminds me of the Milky Way with the magnetic effect. This shade is one of the prettiest blues I have in my collection.

ORLY Magnetic FX In Opposites Attract

Unfortunately, you can’t really see the design properly in the pictures because I had trouble getting the magnet to bring the design out. Even though I positioned the magnet close to 1mm from my nails, I couldn’t get the design to really show. It wasn’t easy positioning the magnet that close to the nails; my hands became shaky, the magnet smudged and messed the nails up. The imperfections you see on the nails (the slight knocks) were from the magnet accidentally touching the nails. I could have had them redone, but I thought I’d show you the imperfections instead because I thought they went quite well with the overall look :P

ORLY Magnetic FX In Opposites Attract

It’s supposed to look like this

ORLY Magnetic FX In Opposites Attract

I would have loved the design to show clearly. Otherwise, the nail polish has a great formula, very easy to apply without any dragging and remains chip-free for days.

ORLY Magnetic FX In Opposites Attract

ORLY Magnetic FX nail polish in Opposites Attract retails at AU$24.95 for 18ml. ORLY is stocked at selected nail salons and pharmacies across Australia. It is also available online at www.orlybeauty.com.au.

Note: This product was provided for consideration.

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18 comments… add one

  1. Brianna

    I wasn’t quite sure what the craze was with these magnetic polishes, but then I got one… And it clicked. It all made sense! The magnetic designs are SO cool! I’ve only tried the Sally Hansen magnetic polishes, but I’m going to have to check the Orly ones out. I didn’t even know they had magnetic polishes too!
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    1. Tine

      Brianna: So many nail polish brands are getting on the magnetic polish bandwagon. I remember the very first time I saw magnetic nail polishes (this was years ago) by Lancome, and it freakin’ blew my mind. After discovering how it worked, I thought it was brilliant. Simple science + beauty = a whole new ball game. Love it :)

  2. Norlin

    Ok, I’ve only ever tried the BYS ones, but here’s the “trick” from what I’ve learned. You need a base & top coat but they have to be applied SUPER THIN. Then a THIN coat of the magnetic effects nail polish, and then that’s when the effect would work. It won’t work as well if it’s too thick. Hope that works out for you. :)
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    1. Tine

      Norlin: Well there you go. I stupidly applied TWO layers before using the magnet. *facepalm*. Beauty blogger, my backside :P Thanks for letting me know. I’ll try it again :P

  3. xin

    had tried a few and i think these magnetic polishes are not really my thing.

    having said that, surprisingly, i find that most of the magnetic polishes have great formula and its so easy to apply!
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    1. Tine

      Xin: They do have a lovely formula, I’ll give you that. I’ve tried a number of magnetic nail polishes, and while some designs don’t really show, they’re really easy to apply.

  4. plue

    pretty colour but boo to the design not showing properly >.<

    never bothered about magnetic polishes, i find it to be too troublesome just to get the design out. i much rather have the crackle effect topcoat hehehe
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    1. Tine

      Plue: Haha funny enough, I never did got on the crackle craze. Found it a little untidy for my liking. Having said that, I’ve seen new styles where the top coat doesn’t leave a crackle effect on the nails, but more of a leopard print. Now I could totally go for that! :D

  5. Amy

    I love that shade on you – and the effects is very milkyway-ish and galatic … me likey :)

    1. Tine

      Thanks Amy. Can’t really see the magnetic effect, but the accidentally swirly bits do make it look like outer space, doesn’t it? :P

  6. gio

    The colour is very pretty. It’s a shame the design didn’t show up properly, but I think the effect is beautiful anyway.
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    1. Tine

      I think mine looks like an accidental mess, don’t you think Gio? :P

  7. Issa

    this is a very lovely color! :)

    1. Tine

      Issa: Oh it is! Lovely formula to play with too :)

  8. Michelle Beh

    The colour is so stunning and gorgeous!! Definitely will tempted people to buy!

    1. Tine

      Haha I know right? Hang on, but that’s my job! To tempt people to buy! Hahaha :D

  9. cole

    Might not be what you were looking for but it’s still pretty
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    1. Tine

      Cole: It IS pretty! :)

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