Barry M Magnetic Violet

So here (at last) is the mysterious Magnetic Violet. This one seems to have eluded the stands of Superdrug and Boots since the release of the magnetics, but I finally managed to get my hands on it! I found mine in Superdrug.

Magnetic Violet in person looks like velvet with the 3D finish, in fact, with the pattern of the magnet, it looks like coontails for nails!

Barry M Magnetic Violet lined purple magenta pink red velvet coontails coon tails 3D spring release dark autumn summer striped nail art UK (2)

Barry M Magnetic Violet lined purple magenta pink red velvet coontails coon tails 3D spring release dark autumn summer striped nail art UK (2)

Barry M Magnetic Violet lined purple magenta pink red velvet coontails coon tails 3D spring release dark autumn summer striped nail art UK (2)

Barry M Magnetic Violet lined purple magenta pink red velvet coontails coon tails 3D spring release dark autumn summer striped nail art UK (2)

Barry M Magnetic Violet lined purple magenta pink red velvet coontails coon tails 3D spring release dark autumn summer striped nail art UK (2)

Barry M Magnetic Violet lined purple magenta pink red velvet coontails coon tails 3D spring release dark autumn summer striped nail art UK (2)

This is soo pretty. The pictures really honestly don’t do it justice – get it on your nails and you’ll see what I mean!! I think the base colour of Magnetic Violet is actually pretty similar to Boots 17 Magnetic Purple and Nails Inc. House of Parliament, but that’s a good thing, as the Barry M one is cheaper than both of them! Also the pattern of the magnet is unique – it’s uniform stripes, which actually looks pretty awesome, like you have a really steady hand for nail art 😉

Application:

The photos show 2 coats. 1 coat was a little thin so I left that to dry then added the second coat and magnetised away! I’m getting the hang of magnetising, there seems to be a knack to getting the whole nail involved without blobbing the magnet fully onto the polish. Magnetic Violet dried very shiny, so no topcoat needed (and if you do decide to apply a topcoat, use a thin watery one rather than a thick one which will pull the magnetic particles with it, thus ruining the effect!). I don’t really have much more to say on it, other than it dries quickly.

If you don’t already know how to magnetise your magnetic polish, the lid (with the magnet on and a curved lip to give you an idea of how close to put the magnet) detaches leaving a normal Barry M bottle and brush. You apply 2 coats of polish, then as soon as you’ve applied the second coat to one nail, you hover the magnet over the nail for a few seconds, then repeat for all 10 nails.

And if you don’t like magnetic polish, it still makes a very pretty purple shimmer polish!

Barry M Magnetic Violet lined purple magenta pink red velvet coontails coon tails 3D spring release dark autumn summer striped nail art UK not magnetised unmagnetised

What do you think of this one? I like it a whole lot more than I thought I would! I still don’t know which I prefer out of Barry M Magnetic Blue and Magnetic Violet. Have you tried the magnetics range? The only one I haven’t tried yet is the red, and I’m increasingly tempted! These will set you back a mere £4.99, and you can get them from most Boots, Superdrug or the Barry M website (along with another two new nail paints in ‘Cappucino’ and ‘Nude’ – titled the ‘Classics’!) .

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Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives. All opinions expressed here are my own.

  • Mel

    Oh… Wow it’s just beautiful! As you know I adore purple, so this is right up my street! I love the stripes. I know nothing about magnetic polishes but could you use a different shape magnet? …could I use the star magnet from the blue polish for the violet polish?

    • Hehe, thought it might be! Yes you can, as far as I’m aware you can use any of the polish magnets with any magnetic polish (does that make sense? lol… I’m trying to say I don’t know whether a random horseshoe magnet would do anything or anything…) but yes, you can use the star magnet from the blue one on the violet polish! lol! I really need to learn to get my words out! xx

  • Lina-Elvira Back

    Oh I love the stripe effect 🙂 I am tempted to get the grey Barry M with the fishnet effect magnet just to see what the magnet is like! I think I might go back to the original Lancome Le Magnetique “Blue Enigma” this week I think to show off the magnetic polish from 2008 that sparked it all off 😀

    • Ooh, I just Googled it, it looks amazing! The fishnet effect one is very cool 🙂 xx

  • Lovely! I wish I had the patience to sit and use magnetic polish but it drives me insane, as I’m so kack handed with it!

    • I was, still am really, but it does get easier with practice! I find it’s easier with something to rest my hand on xx

  • Oooh. This looks a lot better than expected. It’s the one in the collection I thoight I’d least like tbh!

    • Same! I kind of thought it was a meh colour and that the horizontal stripes was a bit blah, but I actually really like it!! xx

  • Fudge

    The violet polish was the first ever polish I got from Barry m and I lllllooooovvvvveeeee it I would rate this 11/10

    • Me too, there’s something about it! xxx