Just when we thought nails couldn’t get any crazier, the magnetic manicure came along to surprise us.  This magnetizing nail fetish is just as the name would imply. A magnetic polish that creates designs on your nails with the aid of a special magnetic device, normally located somewhere on the bottle of nail polish itself. This trend is perfect for those who want to play around with their nail design, but don’t exactly have the steadiest of hands. What a clever, cute and chic idea. The science behind the newest nail craze is the microscopic magnetic particles within the polish, which move and react when they come in contact with the special magnetic cap of the nail polish.

Here is how it’s done. After applying your nail polish simply, hold to magnetically charged top over your wet nails. Voilà!  After a couple of seconds, the polish will start to warp leaving you with a custom manicure look. The magnetic polish can be found at your local drugstore by brand names like Nail Inc., LNC, Layla, China Glaze and ORLY just to name a few.  The best part is there are multiple colors and patterns to choose from, like waves, stars and fishnet. You’re sure to find a magnetized manicure that you’ll love.

Try The Trend Tips

Ready to magnetize your plain old manicure, here are a few tips to help you out if you’re trying this manicure DIY style.

Start by applying a base coat, and then apply two coats of your favorite magnetized nail polish. When you apply the polish use more than you normally would, to create a thick coat. Be careful not to use too much, you don’t want the polish pooling or dripping off your finger.

Next hold the magnet over the polish as directed on the bottle. In some cases you may be able to play with the pattern by moving the magnet around. Just be sure not to touch your wet nail polish to the magnet, it will just create a big mess. After your nails are magnetized, wait a few minutes for them to dry, and then go show off your awesome new nails.