HOW TO: 3 Ideas to work your Glow in the Dark Nails by Pobbynails

I personally have seen glow-in-the-dark polishes in the market for some time already but have never gotten my hands on any one of it! Today, Priscilla from Pobbynails show us how to work these nails using some simple methods that are tried and tested. Hope you enjoy the post!

Kay xx

Hi everyone, this is Priscilla from Pobbynails! I am really excited to be able to guest-blog here Kay’s site! Initially, I wanted to do a nail art tutorial but I have no idea which design I should demonstrate, so in the end, I came up with this manicure and I shall dedicate this to our pretty Kay from twentysixnails.com. Hope you’ll like it.

With this manicure, I will be introducing some simple and easy techniques to spice up your glow-in-the-dark nails.

Glow-in-the-dark polishes have been around in the market for quite some time now. Many indie polish makers hit on this interesting trait to make unique polishes that allow your nails to fluoresce in the dark or at night. However, instead of just having nails that glow, you can add a little twist to them by painting various designs over them. By doing this, you are actually preventing the light-absorbing substance under your designs from absorbing radiation and emitting light energy in the dark (GEEK MODE ON!).  Here are some of the designs which I like and I think that they go pretty well with a glowing background in the dark.

The base polish that I have used is Snow In Love from Serum No. 5. This indie polish brand is famous for its glow-in-the-dark crelly polishes. However, the formula is really hard to work with after painting a few fingers. Nevertheless, let’s see what I have created with it!

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Free-hand drawing

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If you have a good control over your nail art brushes, free-hand drawing is definitely the thing for you. There are so many designs that you can paint over your glowing base. For example, flowers, paisley, coconut trees, the sun, aztec patterns. You will be amazed by what you see before you sleep!

Repeated Patterns

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Chevrons, stripes and polka dots are the most common designs in nail art. These patterns are so common but yet prevalent in nail art. Why? It is because they will never go wrong and you can expect the same having them over your glowing base. For this, I have used the chevron nail vinyls that I got from NailVinyls.com. These nail vinyls are really easy to use. You just have to paste them over your fully dried base manicure, paint another colour over your nail, then remove these vinyls while the polish is still wet and tada! Perfect chevron nails.

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Nail Decorations

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If you Google “studded nail art”, you will see a lot of manicures using studs of different shapes and sizes. Nail studs placement is definitely easier than free-hand drawing or repeated patterns. All you need is a little topcoat to affix the studs to your nails and maybe a new coat of topcoat over your studded nails every two to three days to prevent it from falling off. Here, I have drawn two triangles before adding the silver triangle stud. You can actually do without the black triangles, but I was just trying out something new!

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Here’s the full look! I really love this look regardless of whether it is in the day or night. I hope you guys enjoyed my post! Meanwhile… HAPPY POLISHING!

Love, Priscilla

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