Beauty Trend Must-Have: Magnetic Nail Polish
Published: Sunday, November 6, 2011
Updated: Monday, November 7, 2011 12:11
We've all seen the revolutionary step in nail art with the recent O.P.I's Crackle and Sally Hansen's stick on nail designs on all fashion websites and Youtube tutorials, but what could possibly be next? How about painting magnets onto your fingers? That's right, magnets!
Magnetic nail polish contains little magnetic particles that react to the magnet on the cap of the bottle. After painting a generous amount of nail polish on your nails, place the magnet over the nail for a few seconds. When you remove the magnet, the iron powder particles will have moved in accordance to the polarity of the magnet, leaving a 3D design on your nail.
I am obsessed with this trend. I have yet to try it myself, which is why Nails Inc.'s, Magnetic nail polish in the color ‘Houses of Parliament' is on my wish list for this fall.
It retails at Sephora for $16, which is a little steep in pricing for my college budget so I did some research on cheaper dupes of the product. LCN has Magnetic Effect Polish as well, but at an easier $9.90 and many more color options. LCN also offers two magnetic pattern effects! Layla, an Italian based company, can be found on drugstore.com for $13.50 in many colors.