Halloween is approaching and that means it’s that time of year again when black lighting, glowing accessories and skimpy costumes aren’t just for raves anymore! It’s time to break out the Halloween nail art, or for the more subtle- glow-in-the-dark nail polish! There are several different kinds out there including but not limited to Ulta brand, Piggy Polish, Fantasy Makers and my go-to brand, OPI. They range in price from $1.99-$8.50 where I live. I went to Ulta today to get some glow polish and they didn’t have OPI Zom-body to Love, which is what I went there for so I had to choose from Piggy Polish, a mini Ulta bottle or Fantasy Makers. Wet ‘n’ Wild makes Fantasy Makers. Since they didn’t have the one I wanted, I went for the cheapest and tried Fantasy Makers for a buck ninety-nine. The formula is thin, but the brush is large and the polish goes on well. I put 2 coats of light lime green (OPI Who The Shrek Are You?) on first, then a layer of OPI rapid-dry top coat, and finished with 3 coats of Fantasy Makers glow-in-the-dark polish. It looked great over the green color. I bet it would be an opaque milky-green with nothing but a base coat in 4 layers. It is also clear enough that you could put one layer on over your current polish and it’d be clear enough to not look weird, and would glow modestly in the dark. I omitted using my top coat for fear that it may affect the glowing power of the polish.
Now the question is: did they glow? I wish my camera could take a decent picture in the dark because the answer is HECK YEAH!!! With three coats these glow-in-the-dark nails glowed like no one’s business… it was awesome! The only downside is that a) you need to have them out in the light for a bit (1 minute in front of a light works) in order for them to glow and b) once you’re in the dark they fade after about 1 minute. They look awesome though under black light and then will glow super-bright once you get out of the black light. I wore them like this to a haunted maze (my first haunted anything, ever!) tonight and they looked great and were really fun.
Yes, please or no, thank you
Definitely yes, please. For $1.99 you really can’t beat it. The only complaint I had was that this polish only glowed for about a minute before it started to fade (which I’m not sure is any different than any other version), and I know I had approximately 6 coats of polish on my nails, but they took FOREVER to dry and then stayed soft for HOURS!
In the future I will try using my Mega Shine top coat to strengthen and cure the polish more quickly. Even though you have to give your nails plenty of time to dry and then be EXTRA careful with them, they’re still definitely worth the less than 2 dollars you’ll spend. 🙂 Glow-in-the-dark polish is a must-have for Halloween!