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Friday, 15 January 2016

The Digit-al Dozen does New & Improved - Day 5 - Magnetic Abstract

Hi everyone! I can't believe that today is already Day 5 of my first Digit-al Dozen week! I have loved participating and seeing what all the other ladies have done based on this theme! I'll certainly be looking forward to DD week every month!

Today I chose to do anothern new-to-me technique. This is what i'll call magnetic abstract. I recently saw some magnetic manis by The Swatchaholic on Instagram and really wanted to give it a go!

The Digit-al Dozen does New & Improved - Day 5 - Magnetic Abstract

So I pulled out the few magnetic polishes I own and decided to use the OPI Skyfall magnetic trio. These were released as an add-on to the 2012 Skyfall collection. Each colour came with a different pattern magnet (I didn't use those magnets for this mani though, more on that after).

Morning, Moneypenny is a magenta with holographic microglitter! I really love this colour, even without using a magnet on it. Is That Silva? is a charcoal grey also with microglitter and Bond...James Bond is a pretty bronze/gold shade.

The Digit-al Dozen does New & Improved - Day 5 - Magnetic Abstract

To create this design, I started out with two coats of OPI Black Satin and when the second coat was wet, I added blobs of each magnetic polish, like you might do for a blobbicure or a saran wrap mani. I then used my squishy stamper to squish the colours together a bit, then used a magnet (a strong magnet from my fridge) to magnetize the colours and create a shift in colour. The most important thing is to work quickly. I finished everything off with a coat of topcoat as always.

The Digit-al Dozen does New & Improved - Day 5 - Magnetic Abstract

The Digit-al Dozen does New & Improved - Day 5 - Magnetic Abstract
I really love how this turned out and I might play with this technique soon. Though I only have a limited number of magnetic polishes...Thanks for the inspiration, Jeanette (Swatchaholic)!

Where to Buy:
OPI - various retailers although I'm afraid this magnetic trio was limited edition. Sorry.

OPI on Social Media:
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Twitter

So there it is, my last design for New & Improved week. I hope you enjoyed the posts and will check out what the other DD ladies came up with this week!

The Digit-al Dozen does New & Improved


12 comments:

  1. This technique sounds and looks so cool! I want to give it a try now but I don't own a lot of magnetic polishes.

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  2. This is amazing! I love everything about it: the sparkle, the colors, the way it all kind of melds together... It's also one step away from being a galaxy mani, and I think that's pretty cool. Well done!

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  3. WOOHOO CONGRATS on finishing your first DD Week! <3 <3

    This technique is so cool...I love the sparkle too :)

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  4. I love this technique! Your mani is perfect

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  5. Very pretty! I love how well it meshed!

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  6. I LOVE the look of this!!! I have never played with magnetic polishes but this really makes me want to try it out!! LOVE the colors!!! Gorgeous!!

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  7. I love new techniques!! So awesome!

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  8. I got rid of all the magnetic polishes I had since they never quite looked right. Maybe I should have kept some.

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  9. I've never heard of this technique, but how cool! I used to own a bunch of magnetic polishes, but decluttered them a while back. Now I wish I hadn't! I would've given this a try!

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  10. How cool! I have some magnetic polishes, I will be trying this out this weekend!

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