Okay, I've had this polish since about Thanksgiving. I love it but it is nearly impossible to photograph. I tried everywhere, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, in my room, outside. It looks grainy and streaky in every picture. So, please trust that it looks way cooler in real life. Usually I just photograph in whatever lighting makes the polish look most accurate. I find this is almost never sunlight and almost always the kitchen or bathroom. Then again, my camera is terrible, it tries to automate everything. The focus, the lighting, the color, so it's a bitch trying to work around the faulty technology to get a real, true to life picture. I tried to take a picture of the green skies before a storm one day, and it f'ing color corrected it! True Story.
So, on with the nail polish... I used nails inc. - Houses of Parliament, I ordered it from Sephora, it was very expensive. This specific brand will run you $16 for the polish with the magnet included. It comes in three colors and a curved stripe magnet. I used the China Glaze Magnetix magnet's starburst design though. You can position it however you want to, I just moved it around to try out a bunch of things. :)
It's very easy to use. You just apply a liberal coat of the polish, take the magnet, hold it close to and over your nail (but not touching it, obviously) for about 5-10 seconds. You have to work quickly to use the magnet while the polish is still very wet for the best results though. I have two China Glaze Magnetix colors to try out. So I will get to those eventually!
nails inc. - Houses of Parliament - $16 at Sephora
China Glaze Magnetix Magnet - $4.60 at TransDesign
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TransDesign is Out of Stock for the China Glaze Magnetix, but have no fear, you can jump on this Trendy Bandwagon elsewhere!.
Your cheapest option may be going to your local Icing or Claire's and picking up their version. I don't remember the price exactly, but it was between $7-$9 when I saw it and they had plenty.
Other options include Layla, which I think was the first brand that began doing Magnetics. You can get these behind the counter at Ulta in 11 different shades for $15.50 a piece.
Layla Magneffect Nail Polish at Ulta.
Then, there is nails inc. at Sephora for $16.
If you really have your heart set on the China Glaze Magnetix Collection, your options are...
1. Order from 8ty8beauty.com $4.08 -- I think I have ordered from this site before and they wouldn't calculate my shipping online. If I remember correctly, it all worked out fine, I just never went back because they wouldn't calculate the shipping.
2. Call/Stalk Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply until they get them in. I checked both places a couple weeks ago and neither had any idea when they were getting them. It always seems like when they do get new collections, Sally Beauty Supply is always out of all the good colors and never restock.
3. Wait for Trans Design to restock, which could take a while, or...
4. Risk it on Amazon/Ebay.