May 14, 2012

Orly Magnetic FX Collection Swatches

Happy Monday, hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Did you do anything fun for Mother's Day? I went to dinner with my parents and my Grandma to a yummy italian restaurant named Villa Nova! I love that restaurant, it's right on the harbor in Newport Beach and the view is so pretty. Last night I saw a lady paddle boarding and her dog was standing on the board with her I  was like :O I wish Degen wasn't crazy, I'd totally do that with him. He's such a weirdo that he'd probably jump off the board to attack a fish swimming by...or he'd bark at boats, maybe both.

Today I have a brand new Orly Collection to show you called Magnetic FX, yep...Orly is doing magnetic polish too. Honestly I haven't heard much about this other than 1 post from Orly on their Facebook with a promo photo saying they would be out for Summer. I wandered into my favorite local beauty supply on Friday looking for the China Glaze Summer Neons (which the still didn't have *sad face*)  and found these instead!



To see swatches and reviews of each shade and the magnets click the Read More button below!




Photos of the packaging and magnets (along with my thoughts on them) will be towards the end of the post!

Force Field is a purple/magenta. There are also little bits of red glitter/shimmer that come out once you use the magnet! The magnet that comes with this bottle is kind of a curved design, reminds me a bit of the design from Nails Inc...you know, the one every brand did haha. It's a bit different but not by much. I used 2 coats of polish for the photos below.

Sun

Shade

Opposites Attract is a navy blue magnetic. Once you use the magnet there is a bit of  blue shimmer that comes out! The magnet that comes with this one kind of looks like a curvy X, can't say I have a magnet like that! I used 2 coats for the photos below.
Sun

Sun

Shade

Paint On Electron is a grey magnetic. The magnet is a squiggly line, just one o.O this magnet kind of mystifies me, like why didn't they put more lines so it would look wavy and not like a weird snake or something.  I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Sun


Sun

Shade
Alright, so now here is how these are packaged. The magnet is on a little plastic ring kind of thing that snaps on to the handle of the bottle. The whole top part is shrink wrapped so you cannot switch out the magnet designs, so pretty much every Paint On Electron will have the squiggle magnet, every Opposites Attract will have the X magnetic etc... They also have a little hang tag that shows the design of the magnet and has instructions for how to use the polish.


Here are the bottles without the shrink wrap. The plastic magnet clippy thing does not wrap around the entire bottle cap, you will see what I mean in the photos of the magnet by itself below.


Here is the magnet not on the bottle. It's pretty small, it doesn't cover my entire nail. The lip thing is also pretty useless, if you hold it with the lip over the cuticle it didn't seem to pull out the design very well because it was too far away. I ended up holding the magnet with the lip part at the free edge of my nail. There is also an extra little lip which you can see in the second photo, really not sure what the point of that is. Maybe you set the free edge of your nail on it or something, but then you can't wrap your tips with polish. hmm



Here are the back of the hang tags on the bottle. They have instructions and a little picture of the magnet design at the bottom of each.


Close up!

To break down my thoughts on the magnets I've made a little list!

Pros:
* I like the designs (except for the weird squiggle one). I feel like we haven't seen that X design before!
* The magnets do seem strong, I didn't have issues with getting them to work.
* I love how the magnets snap onto the cap, it's easy to keep them together and they snap on pretty securely so you don't need to worry about them slipping off.

Cons:
* The magnets are hard to use...the lip is useless. I cannot even tell you guys how many times I had to re-do nails because I hit the magnet on my nail while trying to maneuver around the useless lip.
* The magnet part is very small, it didn't even cover my whole nail. If you have longer nails than mine...good luck. I'd suggest using another brands magnet if you get these.
* If you follow Orly's directions of using 1 coat you need to use such a thick coat for opaque coverage that the magnet ends up pulling the polish onto the magnet and you have to re-do the nail (and clean the magnet)

Overall, I do like these. My favorite is Opposites Attract, both for the color and the magnet design!

I haven't seen these in regular stores yet (the beauty supply I got them at is a local non-chain kind of place). They are however already on Ulta.com for $15 a piece. I'm sure they will be a bit cheaper at Sally's with their beauty club card but I have no idea how much cheaper or when they will show up there.
Best Blogger Tips
  • Share On Facebook
  • Digg This Post
  • Stumble This Post
  • Tweet This Post
  • Save Tis Post To Delicious
  • Float This Post
  • Share On Reddit
  • Bookmark On Technorati
Blog Gadgets

25 comments:

  1. Florence McPartlandMay 14, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    Sally Hansen is releasing a magnetic polish too! I saw the ad on the back of a People magazine last night at the supermarket. 

    ReplyDelete
  2. At this point of over-saturation a new magnetics line would have to be really spectacular and these do NOT fit that bill for me, and at $15 each that is just ridiculous.  

    ReplyDelete
  3. you read my mind! i saw these on Saturday & i said to myself ..im so over magnetic nail polish ..but then it was bugging me that i should of gotten them so i told my sister ,who also reads your blog " lets wait till Jen swatches them to see if we really like them" LOL and bam Monday comes and you are on it! not sure if i'll get them now but thanks for swatching :D

    ReplyDelete
  4. I must be honest saying I expected much more from Orly..I do really appreciate magnets design though. The only thing I complain about is that you can't choose which magnet to buy. Anyway, opposites attract is a very intriguing colour!!
    I'm not going to buy any of them, though. I don't think they're worth the price. Orly polishes are high quality but these are nothing new, I've got tons of magnetic polish shades ad I can pass this time XD

    ReplyDelete
  5. Paint on Electron is pretty- too bad the design isn't bolder or more pronounced. And I like Opposites Attract a lot.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I actually really like that squiggle magnet. I think it's the only one I'd buy, not only because I already have similar pink and blue magnetic polishes in my collection... It's also my favorite of the magnets. 

    ReplyDelete
  7. Why is it that companies keep releasing the same colors for magnetics? Can we get some green or red or anything but the same pink and blue? :/ This late to the game and at $15 a bottle, I don't know why they even bothered.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Helena Lacky CornerMay 14, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Well, I think they look nice. But I agree with others here. Isn't there enought magnetic polishes now?

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like the Force Field and Paint on Electron the best of those three. The blue one just doesn't do it for me. There is an Ulta about an hour or so from my city, so I'll consider looking for those the next time I'm near the store. Ulta is sometimes easier for me to get to than Sally's and the Sally's closes to me is kinda ghetto, so I don't like to go there, lol. $15 is a bit much to pay for one bottle of nail polish but I would be ok with that if the application wasn't a pain in the butt. It will take a lot of patience (which I usually don't have) to try to get that magnetic thingy to act right, based on your review. We shall find out if I pick one up at Ulta!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I like these a lot! But $15? Ouch. This would have sounded a lot more reasonable 8 months ago :/

    ReplyDelete
  11. I really like the base colors and the magnetic patterns are really nice and unusual. But I am a bit tired of magnetic polishes, I have 4 or 5 of them in my stash and I don't use them anymore. Maybe next winter? I don't know why, but I associate magnetic polishes to automn and winter. :D

    ReplyDelete
  12. Cool polishes!! Isn't the other lip meant to be used so that you can make the picture horizontal and vertical.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The way the lip is I don't think it's made for that....if I was to use it horizontally with the lip against the side of my finger the magnet wouldn't even cover half of my nail. If you rest the lip on the finger it's too far from the nail to pull the design very well. :/

    ReplyDelete
  14. I just got the Orly Neons from Nail Emporium in Anaheim Hills off of La Palma. I'm not sure where you live in Orange County but they usually are pretty great at keeping up their Orly collection.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I watched a youtube video and have tried this myself.  If as you said hit the wet polish with the magnet and leave a little hole, rather than taking it all off that finger if you just apply another thick coat then use the magnet again it hides the hole and no one will notice.  :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I work at Sallys and we're getting our China Glaze Neons this week. Your nearest Sallys should have them on their truck as well. Give them a call and ask them to hold them for you ;)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks for the heads up, I won't be buying them from Sallys but that means they are probably on the way to where I shop also!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love the red shimmer in Force Field! Lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Cristina ImpoverishedMay 15, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    I passed on these when I saw a wheel with the 3 of them swatched at my local beauty supply store. None of the colors combination seemed particularly unique or eye-catching, especially given the higher price,

    ReplyDelete
  20. So orly decided to jump on the magnetic band wagaon, to bad cause their a little late now with their magnetics collection. All the other brands have done their magnetic collections and have moved on now. I got two from the china glaze and that was it for me, no need to get more or want more.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow ! I totally love the squiggly line magnet *____*

    ReplyDelete
  22. Cristina ImpoverishedMay 19, 2012 at 9:25 AM

     I actually just saw some CG magnets and magnetic polishes at Sally's for $3.29. It sure seems like CG is moving on in favor of other collections, although I'm sure at Sally's it's also a matter of limited amounts of space for display.

    ReplyDelete
  23. you read my mind! i saw these on Saturday & i said to myself ..im so over magnetic nail polish ..but then it was bugging me that i should of gotten them so i told my sister ,who also reads your blog " lets wait till Jen swatches them to see if we really like them" LOL and bam Monday comes and you are on it! not sure if i'll get them now but thanks for swatching :D

    ReplyDelete
  24. I got the gray one and it didn't work. Do not get it!!!waste of money

    ReplyDelete

Please make sure you are commenting in DISQUS. If you can see this message you aren't which means I cannot reply to any questions you have.

Please do not leave links to your blog in my comments. If you would like me to check out your blog please email me using the contact button in the sidebar.

Related Posts

Related Posts with Thumbnails