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Minimalist Magnetic

Hello, folks! I apologize for the long silence. I had meant to post in between, but I got lazy and gave in to my inner bookworm instead!

Today, I have for you a mani I did several weeks ago. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this mani in my stories. This was when I switched from my go-to quick-dry top coat, Glisten & Glow, to Tonic Topper, and I had posted feeling apprehensive since I love the G&G top coat so much. Fast forward a couple of hours, and I had a chuckle at myself for ever doubting Tonic! It is everything I had hoped for and more, and much easier to come by since I regularly order from Tonic anyway.

Moving on to the mani. This was a day I was feeling minimalist vibes and I also wanted to experiment more with using magnetics to stamp with. I wanted to see how magnetic polishes that have flakies in them stamp.

The base is two coats of the elegant Cirque Colors Succulent Garden, a khaki green with strong peach shimmer and a scattering of holo particles. Over that, I stamped using two images from Moyou London Holy Shapes-13, and Masura Mountain Elf’s Lake, a navy blue polish with blue magnetic shimmer and green-purple shifting flakies. I made the rookie mistake of stamping an image with fine lines on all but the ring finger, so the magnetic effect barely shows through. You can kind of see it on the ring finger though.

It’s been so long since I did this, I cannot remember why I didn’t take my usual shots inside my lightbox or why I have no macro shots of the ring finger where the magnetic effect is visible. I do love how the sunlight captures that gorgeous peach shimmer though! Yes, I was that awkward person on the trail holding her hand up in the sun, trying to catch the shimmer and the sunlight bouncing off her nails!

I love stamping with magnetics. It’s definitely something I will be doing more of as my magnetic collection grows, and especially as I add more plain magnetics (i.e. sans flakies) to my collection.

I skipped Fluid Friday last week, but I’m hoping to post a couple of manis or toddler DIY toy posts this week to catch up. Until the next one, toodle-loo!

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