I took out the polishes I needed and got started right away. Here's the final look!
Yep, I'm bustin' out the glow in the dark polish even though it's not even close to Halloween! I just love glow in the dark nails so much, I don't even care what time of year it is!
This is a really easy look to accomplish. Read on!
Start with a light base color. Glow in the dark polishes glow better when they are on light bases. I used OPI Rumple's Wiggin' (yes, again). Add a coat or two of glow in the dark nail polish on top of it. I like China Glaze Ghoulish Glow a lot because it barely alters the color underneath it, but it has a really strong glow effect.
Once you've let that combo dry, then just add your favorite stamp on top! I chose my Konad m63 plate and I used Konad Special Polish Black for the stamp.
I also want to take a second to go over a few quick notes on how to take good photographs of glow in the dark nails. I usually get a number of questions on how to do it when I post a glow manicure and this is good info for anyone to know!
- Have your camera turned on with all the settings ready to go. Place it on a countertop or table.
- Charge your nails by holding them really close to a lightbulb near your camera for 40-60 seconds.
- Quickly shut off the light and move your hand in front of the camera, while still leaving the camera set on the counter. It's best to rest your hand on the counter, too! Doing both these things will minimize blur during the long exposure your camera will need to take.
- Press the shutter and try to hold as still as you possibly can.
I like to take my glow pics in the bathroom. I can shut the door so the room gets pitch black, and there is a good countertop right next to a vanity light that makes an easy transition between charging and photo-taking.
I don't know if this has been done before, but I'm pretty proud of myself for thinking of the idea! I love the effect and the stamp blocking the glow is just fun! Thanks for reading!