Today’s manicure really takes me back to my glory days of nail blogging. I remember when magnetic polishes first hit the scene and I ran out to the mall immediately to snag some at Claire’s. It was innovative and fun – and in a mostly pre-indie-polish world, it was really exciting! Now multichromatic magnetic polishes are available and I couldn’t resist ordering one. This is Starrily Nova (my first purchase from Starrily) and it shifts from pink to orange to green and comes with a two-ended magnet. Let’s take a look!
You can apply this polish two ways: 1) several coats on its own or 2) over a black base. To really make the multi chrome effect pop, I decided to apply over black. Two coats of KBShimmer Eclipse topped with two coats of Starrily Nova. For the magnetic polish, I applied a coat to each nail, one at a time, using the magnet immediately after application, before moving on to the next nail. I used the magnet on both coats (really I could have gotten away with just one coat, but I wanted to see if I could make the effect more intense with a second coat). The magnet wand that comes with the polish has both a round and straight magnet. For this manicure I used the straight one. I sealed everything in with Dr. Dana 9-Free Top Coat, which didn’t bother the final effect at all!
As far as the multichromatic qualities of this polish go, they are definitely there but hard to capture with the camera. I see the shift to orange and green much more in lower light and at extreme angles. Super beautiful and eye catching.
My only complaint about this polish – and all magnetic polishes, really – is that the magnetic particles spread out once the magnet is removed. Immediately after holding the magnet over the nail, the particles are in a nice, tight pattern, but over a few minutes, they spread. In some cases, Nova spread back out over the whole nail! So I was observant about my magnet use and ended up with a look I like. By the time it was all said and done with shipping, I spent about $18 on this polish – and it can be purchased [here]. It is beautiful and gave me that little indie-polish-rush I haven’t had in a while❤️