Instead I found myself searching the aisles at Boots, and came across the Sally Hansen Double Duty strengthening base and top coat- seeing as I like the Insta-Dri topcoat so well, I thought I'd give it a try :) At £4.95 it's very reasonable, especially considering Sally Hansen is usually at the higher price range of 'drugstore' polishes- I hope it works well for me (I'll let you know!)
And of course, whilst I was in Boots, and nail polish is on 3 for 2... I couldn't resist getting a 17 Magnetized polish (£5.99). I eventually decided on the blue shade; it has a really pretty purplish duo chrome in the bottle :) Another 17 polish caught my eye, one of the new ones from the Autumn collection- Revenge (£2.99) is a lovely mushroomish shade with a bright pink duo chrome. It's quite similar to George's Movie Star polish, but Movie Star is a darker brown and has a purple/ blueish duo chrome.
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the lovely colour of Revenge, it's showing the pink
duo chrome but not the brownish base colour :(
I had a lot of fun testing out the magnetized polish- I think it might take another couple of tries to get the hang of it properly (I kept getting the magnet too close and getting polish all over it) but so far I really like the effect. The only slight problem is that the texture of the polish is horrible (though I'm super-fussy about textures) it feels really odd. Nothing a good top coat can't solve thankfully!
Have you got any of the magnetic polishes? What do you think of the trend?