Thursday, August 29, 2013

How to Make Glow in the Dark Nails Without Nail Polish (claw edition)

I saw glow in the dark tape in the store and thought, maybe this could work on nails?

Come to find out, it does!

My natural nails are pushing 1 inch long total, it's almost time to trim them, but you might need some fast long and fake costume nails this year.

How to Make Glow in the Dark Nails
 Saburkitty Nail Art Shop
Step 1: Buy nails. Or try this on your natural nails, though I would suggest topcoating your natural nails first for better bond.

Step 2: Buy a mini roll of glow in the dark Duck Tape

Step 3: Pull a 2 inch length off of the roll, do not cut off.

Step 4: Place the center of the nail tip first down onto the tape.

Step 5: Trim the length and now separate the nail+tape from the roll.

Step 6: Flip nail over and use the back of your scissors to shape the tape down onto the nail.

Step 7: Flip the nail back over and trim edges flush.

Step 8: Done!
Tips: make sure your hands and the nails are very clean, no oil will make for better bonds.

These will not last for days of wear without a topcoat, but should be great for events and costume parties and give you a matte fabric look. Plus they should glow under blacklight!

Have fun!


Memories for Life said...

What a fun technique! So perfect for Halloween coming up!

The Art Bug said...

So fun!

Melissa said...

Hilarious! Wonderful! Glad to have seen this so far in advance of Halloween because I need a lot of time to prepare!

Popping over from the EBT...

Saburkitty said...

Thank you :)

Agreed, it's always best to get prepared early!

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