Magnetic nail art?

Lancome used to make a nail polish with a magnet on the bottle. You'd paint your nails and then put them near the magnet, which would create a starburst pattern by attracting and repelling charged pigments.

Is it just me or could this be done with a pinch of iron oxide powder in any nail polish?

frollard8 years ago
Generally paint uses aluminum powder, but any magnetic metal powder would work.  That looks like a really cool project.
Goodhart8 years ago
Using both a super fine iron and nickel mixture could give you some interesting results. :-)
Kiteman8 years ago
It's worth a try - use the finest iron powder you can.