Wednesday, 13 March 2013

MUA Magnetic Nails- Mayfair

I adore MUA so after a shopping trip with our dearest Amber, I purchased this little varnish. I've never tried any magnetic polishes before so I was quite eager to use this and I'm so, so glad I bought it. There are 6 shades in this collection, including this one called Mayfair. there are two other 'swiggle effects' which are Regent Street and Park Lane and 3 circle effects in Picadilly Street, Kings Road and Leicester Sqaure.

I picked this dark, rich shade of blue as I don't really have many varnishes in this colour and it was a nice change from all the pale pinks and nudes at the moment. From the photo it looks quite glittery but it definitely isn't (if you wanted a glitter go for Kings Road or Picadilly Circus), it's actually quite shimmery but the magnet seems to turn it more into a glossy finish which just adds to the effect. 

To Apply: 'Just apply the magnetic glitter to your nail, and while the polish is still wet, hover the magnetic brush cap over your nail for five seconds. Be careful not to touch the polish though!' 

It was literally that easy (trying to read the super fine instructions on the back of the bottle was more difficult!) It was also quite pigmented for a super cheap varnish as well which was a nice surprise and it also didn't take years to dry so I was super impressed. 


I will definitely be purchasing the rest of this collection. The application process was effortless, it dried pretty much a minute after it was one, and the overall effect is lovely. Personally, I think it looks a bit like a base to a galaxy nail and I'll be playing around with this more in the future. 
So impressed and a must-buy for £3.50 from Superdrug.
You can see the rest of the varnishes here.

  • Gorgeous, glossy finish.
  • Quick drying.
  • Highly pigmented.
  • Good quality magnet to create the 'squiggle effect'.
 Con's (I'm being picky for this because I actually can't find a solid con)
  • Slightly pricey for MUA... But it's worth it. 
  • Hard to read instructions on the back. 


  1. I love this! Agree that it would make a lovely base for galaxy nails too :) x

    1. I'll let you know how the galaxy nail goes when I get around to it! (: zx

  2. Great review :) The colour and effect it gives are gorgeous! x

  3. Great review! Never tried a magnetic polish but this looks great xx

    1. Thank you Hannah! You should give it a go, it's so easy (: xxx