By Andrew Liszewski
Magnets! I don’t know how they do it, but somehow they find a way to improve every aspect of our lives. From hanging crappy crayon art on a fridge, to keeping baby’s clothes on. I’m sure there are thousands of uses for them, but those are easily at the top of the list. Or were at the top of the list before researchers at London based Nails Inc.—probably jonesing for a Nobel prize—created magnetic nail polish.
Iron powder is mixed into the polish, and before it dries after being applied, you hold the bottle’s cap over your nails for about 15 seconds. An embedded magnet causes the iron bits to align, presumably along its field lines, and once the polish dries you’re left with unique stripes and banding across your nails. And a shimmering metallic effect. The polish is available in 3 different colors all named after famous landmarks in London. Silver Trafalgar Square, purple Houses of Parliament and gold Big Ben. And sell for ~$20 a bottle. (£13)