Steel Me, from Essence, and part of their new Metallics collection, which is a bunch of magnetic polishes! (Well, all except one.) I'm sorry about the sloppy swatches in my personal lightbox, the kitchen sink, in fluorescent light, but I had to, HAD to show you. This steel grey is infused by masses of silver flecks- just look at my poorly cleaned up cuticles to see it. I like it, but it has an uneven finish, and the base is dense enough to not really show that silver too much. You're good with one coat, especially if layering, but you may have to be a little bit careful. Whatever streaks are visible while applying, disappear after drying though. In these photos, I have one coat on index and ring, two on pinky and three on my middle. The excess coats were needed because of smudging only, so unless you suck as bad as I do, you'll be OK with one.
For these sloppy magnetic effects, I used the magnet Essence put out along with the collection. From what I understand, you'll have to buy the magnet separately though, unlike previous magnetic polishes released where you got the magnet attached to the bottle. (Please correct me if I'm wrong about this.)
Yeah, the actual magnet is of course on the back of that thing... Still.
This polish, along with a few other ones I was lemming badly, was sent to me by the always very helpful and sweet Allison! I believe that it didn't take me more than 30 minutes after I had opened the envelope until these photos were shot... Thank you, Allison!
Nihrida also showed us this exact polish a few days ago, but patterned by the magnet that came with the L'Oréal Star Magnet polishes.
Swedish word of the day:
stål -noun steel
Oh man, did we [Sweden] export a shitload of it..!