I know I haven't been around much but this review had to be done. I couldn't find many (well, any, really) other reviews on Google so I figured this had to happen to prevent anyone else from spending (read: wasting) money on this product.
I found a huge display of these at Target on a new Sinful stand. I was pulled toward this color right away, it seemed really unique. On top of it, this magnet was a star pattern instead of the bog standard wavy line thing. The shade I picked up is Polar Opposites.
Now, I wouldn't consider myself a noob at nail polish, not even at magnetic polish. I put my usual gel base coat down and let it dry completely, and then went away to paint my nails. First off, the magnet is practically glued into the top, and I quite literally nearly lost a nail trying to pull it off from the bottle cap. I put on a thin layer and then placed the magnet above my thumbnail immediately. The polish was decently opaque in one coat, except... nothing happened. I did one more thin coat (nice thing about magnetic polishes) and tried again. That time, the magnet was too strong and nearly pulled color from my entire nail. Needless to say, it was a chore. The magnet switched between simply not working, to working too well and pulling color unevenly.
Sorry for the lack of clean up, I'm not keeping this on anyway.
The polish was just... poor. Maybe it's this color, but there are weird random teal sparkles scattered on my nails, and some parts are grey, some are an inky charcoal with the sparkle, and other areas are nearly black with the teal sparkle. It looks really uneven and like a child painted my nails. I tried to get a picture of it here...
The real problem is when I tried to use my top coat. I've used 2 other brands of magnetic polish and not had an issue, but this polish smeared horribly once top coat was applied. It also would not dry, even with my top coat being fast dry, and waiting about 15 minutes.
Yeah. It's not cute. Not even worth $1.99. Boo on you, Sinful. No bueno. I much prefer the Boots version. Save your money!