When I first saw the post that inspired this mani, it was one of those that made me say, "Whaaat?! I was baffled as to how it was done, but it was actually really easy. A magnetic gradient. I wish I had better magnets for this because it kinda just looks striped, but I promise you, it's magnetic.
The aforementioned post was THIS by Laurie of Dressed Up Digits. I actually only own two magnetic polishes, so short of going out and buying more, I had to make due with what I've got. Good thing they work very well together. I used Julep Kylie and 17 in grey for this design. It's genius really. Start like you're doing a regular old gradient mani, then use a top coat that is not of the quick drying variety. This will re-wet your polish enabling you to use your magnet to get the desired effect. You should apply the top coat and magnet one nail at a time. That's it! Go ahead and apply a second coat of your favorite top coat if you wish .
Simple, right? I really would love more magnetic polishes and really want more magnets. The two I have are essentially the same thing. I'm bored with them already.