I have been seeing this Essie Snakeskin magnetic nail polish for a while now but never had the urge to buy it until recently. I have never used a magnetic nail polish, so I had high hopes that it would create a cool and different effect. Well, all in all, I was super disappointed. First off, the magnet is on the cap of the nail polish bottle, and its kind of difficult to hold it close to the nail without nicking the wet polish and messing it up. When you do get it close enough, it barely works. On some nails it didn't even work at all, where as on others it created the snakeskin effect but only on one strip down the center of the nail, not on either side. If this worked, I think it would be so cool because the small amount that turned out well looked really neat, almost 3-dimensional. But unfortunately it was way too hit or miss- very disappointing especially for an Essie product that was around $10! The only redeeming quality about this polish is that the color is decent, I got Lil' Boa Peep, which is chrome color with brownish undertones. Its a nice color, but its not one I would have picked up if it didn't have the special effect. I left one nail done with the snakeskin so you could see, but I painted over the rest!