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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Functional Christmas Light Nails

You guys know me. I love glow in the dark polish. So you know I had to find a way to work it into some holiday nail art!

What better way to do it than by making actual light-up Christmas lights!?


Much like regular Christmas lights, they don't look that fancy in the light of day! But just you wait until it's night time...

I started with a base of Nfu Oh JS15, a sky blue jelly. I chose this color to help reinforce the idea that this was the "daytime mode" of this nail art.

Then, using my It's So Easy Nails Stripe Rite in Black, I added the cord and the little socket areas that the lightbulbs screw into. Using OPI Alpine Snow, I painted white lightbulb shapes. Then I went over the bulbs with my glow polishes: American Apparel Jupiter (the orange), China Glaze Ghoulish Glow, CH Nail #12 (the pink) and CH Nail #02.





Here are the pretties in the dark! These did glow different colors but for some reason the camera just made them look either green or blue... you can see on CH #12 (the pink polish) it sort of glows violet in photos but it did look more pinky-red in person!



I just love glow in the dark polishes so much. It's almost problematic.

(L-R CH Nail #02, AA Jupiter, CG Ghoulish Glow, CH Nail #12)

So, what do you think? Did I accurately represent the majesty of Christmas lights? ARE YOU FEELIN' THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!?

68 comments:

  1. WAUW, this is awesome!!!

    www.denbelle.blogspot.be

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  2. wow, i've never seen anything like it.... what an absolute amazing idea!!!!

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  3. Oh how cute! Love, love this creative mani. x

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  4. This is genius!! I wish I thought of awesome ideas like this! :)

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  5. AHHHH this is such a good idea!!! And it looks so cute!! :3

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  6. Those look SO COOL!!! I really need to get myself a decent glow-in-the-dark polish, I feel like there are so many cool ideas that can be done with them. But amazing designs, your mind is brilliant for coming up with ideas!

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  7. This is a super fantastic mani!

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  8. That is REALLY cool!!! Very creative design and super pretty. It looks so delicate in the day light... but still recognizable, just love it!

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  9. That is Very cool!
    Great way to use Glow in the dark polish :)

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  10. LOVED!! Its amazing
    Beijos
    http://missycosmeticos.blogspot.com.br

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  11. Oh gosh. That's so awesome! Very clever!

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  12. Ohh haha!! I actually have the very same idea ever since I've gotten my hands on American Apparel Jupiter - except I've not executed it yet. Hoho~! How many coats did you use on each bulb btw? Also, is it the CHnail Blue that has the brightest glow? (like a whitish blue glow)

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    1. That's CH Nail #02. It has a green tint in daylight but glows blue. :)

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  13. Omigosh!!! This is so cute and creative. I never would've thought of this. BRAVO!!!

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  14. This idea is genius! Love this design, you're so talented.

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  15. Oh wow. I don't normally like nail art (too flashy for me), but this is truly amazing. Bravo!

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  16. What a fun, creative idea! I just love this!!

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  17. Omg... Love it!! So creative :D

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  18. These are soooo cool!!!! Such a good idea!!!!

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  19. Such an ingenious idea! :)) Awesome!

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  20. This manicure is so much fun! I am so amused by the fact that the lights actually work, haha.

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  21. I love that you have different glow in the dark colours!

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  22. That is so clever! Very pretty mani :)

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  23. love love love love loveeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. This is the most awesome holiday mani I have seen, you are a genius!

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  25. Oiii, tdo beem?
    adoreii seu blog, muiito lindo
    de verdade!!!
    se puder...
    Visite Meu Blog, nele eu falo de tendência de Moda, novidades de Cabelo, Unhas e Maquiagem
    que mulher não gosta de dicas para cada dia ficar mais linda, não é mesmo?
    Espero qi visite e Goste!

    Desde já, Muiito Obrigado
    Daanih Malvas ;*

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  26. I love it! That blue base is such a gorgeous colour!

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  27. I am NOW!!!

    Too freaking cool.

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  28. BEST use of GITD polishes EVER!! Now if they only made red, we could have Rudolph!!

    LOVE and pinned ;)

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  29. Oh wow your glow in the dark polishes actually glow different colors! All of mine just glow green...these look really cute!

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  30. This has to be one of the coolest manis I've seen in quite some time-bravo

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    1. i wish i had something more creative to say than "cute", but it's sooooo cute!

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  32. fantastic!! so artfully done :)

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  33. This is brilliant, and all of your lights work! Great job on this one!

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  34. Hi, Sarah! I love this! It's so simple, but sooooooo pretty (as every thing you do)!

    There's a tag for you on my blog!

    Here's the link: http://ideias-de-caroline.blogspot.com.br/2012/11/tag.html

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  35. This tutorials is absolutely fabulous..the best I have seen so far.

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  36. oh my god that is all kinds of awesome!!!!!!!!

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  37. ....... there are no words. This is pure Sarahlicious xx

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  38. They are so pretty. I wobder how you were able to capture the glo in the dark. I tried it, and it just went black.:(

    Anyway, you made a very pretty and festive christmas lights.

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  39. Que unhas lindas mim ensina a fazer quem é que faz em adorei :)



    #FICA A DICA#
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    ADORO VCS CHAUUU BJSSS >:



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