Animal Instinct: Essie’s New Snakeskin Magnetic Manis

Magnetic Manicures saw its popularity crest and wane last year, but Essie is giving the innovation a new print. Though the brand has shied away from trends in the past, this season it's putting its own sophisticated spin on the polarizing polish with Repstyle. With six holiday-worthy hues, the caps hold a magnet that creates the snakeskin pattern with the help of iron powder blended into the formula. All it takes are two coats of lacquer and a wave of the magic cap. Whether you choose to rock them on your tips or toes, this instant art is sure to grab some attention at the next seasonal soiree you attend!

Available December 2012 at for $11.25 each.