You can see the original color here. The cap has a top that is removable with the magnet in it. The polish has little pieces of magnetic metal in the formula, so when you place the magnet over the wet polish on your nail, the pieces move around causing the effect. Once dry, the magnet can't move the pieces anymore so your mani stays put!
Here's how to create the effect: First, apply a thin layer to each nail and allow a few minutes to dry. Then, going nail-by-nail, apply a thicker coat of polish. Quickly, take the magnetic cap and align the little ledge on your cuticle with the magnetic part above your nail. Be careful not to let the magnet touch the polish (I had some issues with this at first, I had to get down to eye level to be able to see better and be sure that I wasn't touching the cap to the polish). Keep the cap in place for about 15 seconds. That's it! Continue to each nail and then finish with a top coat. I used Sally Hansen Miracle Cure for Severe Problem Nails. Here is how it turned out -
I seriously LOVE this effect! In person it looks totally 3-D. The color is now a gradient ranging from black to a lavender that changes in different lighting ad you move your hand. It was hard to capture the awesomeness of this effect in photos. It is a really unique look that will leave people wondering how you did that!
The only thing that I dislike is that this polish chips super easily. Oh well, I guess that just means i will have to do another mani soon! :)
Have you tried out any magnetic polishes? What do you guys think?