While laying on the beach reading the August Allure this weekend, I came across a small paragraph that made me say, “Oooh, new nail polish gimmick!” A little digging revealed that a new polish trend is in the making.
Sick of crackle finishes? Try magnets! The UK nail brand Nails Inc. is releasing a polish called Magnetic Attraction. The three metallic shades–gold, gray, and purple–contain iron powder and come with a magnet embedded in the cap. You apply a coat of the polish to each individual nail, then hold the magnet over your nail to get a rippled effect. These polishes will be available in October. Nails Inc. has been expanding its market in the US, so hopefully we’ll see it stateside. In the meantime, you can try to win it from Allure here. (Allure gives away some amazing swag. Definitely check out their “free stuff” link on a monthly basis.)
LCN, a professional line, actually has magnetic polishes available now. They come in eight shades ($9.90 each), and then you need to purchase the magnets separately ($19.90). These magnets allow you to make shapes on the nail, unlike Nails Inc.’s version which makes an abstract ripple–right now they offer a diagonal line and star version. (The photos here are from Vampy Varnish, who tried the polish to pretty cool effect.)
As a trend, it looks more subtle than crackle and is easier to achieve than tie-dyed nails. Will you try magnetic nail polish?