Trend Alert! Magnetic Nail Polish

By Amy Lawrenson

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You may not have heard of magnetic nail polish (unless you remember Lancome's version, part of its limited edition Mystery Game collection back in 2007), but it is set to go stellar this autumn. Nails Inc is launching its version later this year, with FashionistA magnetic polishes going into Superdrug in time for Christmas. Luckily, I've found out that LCN is selling its own version online now (more on that later).

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So how does it work? Each magnetic nail polish is exactly what it says on the bottle - magnetic. Once you have painted on a coat, and before it dries, you hold a magnet (usually supplied with the polish) over the nail. The magnet's negative charge pushes the polish away to create a pattern.

If you can't wait until autumn and want to be ahead of the curve I've found a brand that is already selling its own version online. LCN sells eight magnetic nail polishes, £8.65 each, as well as two magnets to create a star or diagonal design, £7.55 each. You can also buy a Start Set, £67.15 that includes every polish and magnet, great if you feel particularly ‘attracted’ to the trend.

Buy LCN magnetic polish at bcidirect.com

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