How to make glow-in-the-dark nail polish: 3 DIY ways to make glow-in-the-dark nail paint at home
Three different ways you can make your own glow-in-the-dark nail polish.
The year 2016 saw the mind blowing glow-in-the-dark hair color trend. But there is a whole lot of other ways we can include the amazing glow-in-the-dark trend. For instance, you can make a style statement with the glow-in-the-dark beauty products. If you find it difficult to get your hands on one in your beauty supply store, you will be surprised to know that you can easily make your own DIY glow-in-the-dark nail polish and lipsticks. We will share with you three different ways you can make your own glow-in-the-dark nail polish. Simply follow the different ways mentioned below and you can flaunt your manicured nails with some trendy glow-in-the-dark nail paint.
1. Make glow-in-the-dark nail polish using glow sticks
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All you need to begin making your glow-in-the-dark nail polish is a glow stick, partly full nail polish bottle, scissors and a strainer. Pick a clear nail polish or one that matches the color of your glow stick. Now give a good shake to the glow stick and then snap it in half to activate it. Once you have cut the glow stick using the sharp scissors, pour it carefully into the bottle of nail polish that you have picked with a strainer over the mouth of the nail polish bottle before pouring in the glow stick liquid. Try not to spill it, because the liquid can stain certain surfaces and it you get it on your hands it might also irritate your skin. (ALSO READ Forget glow sticks, this glow in the dark hair dye trend is sexy AF!).
Now close the nail polish bottle and shake it to mix the two liquids together. Your glow-in-the-dark nail polish is ready. Start painting your nails . It might take longer to dry than your regular nail polish, so apply thinner coats. If you want a dark colored base apply multiple coats and then finish with a clear coat of nail polish. Though it may look dark and glowy, it will not last real long, it may only last for a few hours.
2. Make glow-in-the-dark nail polish using pigment powders
The glow-in-the-dark nail polish made from pigment powder is better than the one made using glow sticks because you can recharge this under bright light or sunlight, to bring back the faded glow. To make glow-in-the-dark nail polish using pigment powder, you need to have glow-in-the-dark pigment powder, clear nail polish and ball bearings. (ALSO READ Hair color trends 2016: 11 Instagram hair color trends people obsessed about this year).
You will get the pigment powder in any arts, but try to get one that is non toxic or meant for cosmetic use, so that your don’t harm your skin. Drop two to three ball bearings into the nail polish bottle. They will help the pigment mix better into the polish. Now gradually pour in about one teaspoon of the glow-in-the-dark pigment powder into the bottle of the clear nail polish. If you want a sheer nail polish add less of the powder, for an opaque look add more. Once you have poured in all the powder, close the bottle tight and shake it vigorously. Paint your nails with your fresh batch of glow-in-the-dark pigment powder nail polish, let it dry and apply a clear coat over it.
3. Make glow-in-the-dark nail polish using UV-reactive or black light eye shadow
To make glow-in-the-dark nail polish using UV-reactive or black light eye shadow you need to have a bottle of clear nail polish, UV-reactive or black light eye shadow, Ziploc pouch, ball bearings. Take the powder base UV-reactive or black light eye shadow and put it in a Ziploc pouch. Seal it and then crush the powder using the blunt side of a pencil or a spoon to get a fine texture of the eye shadow without any lumps. (ALSO READ How to give yourself a perfect manicure at home WATCH VIDEO).
Now drop a couple of ball bearings into the bottle of the clear nail polish before you pour the eye shadow into it. Put all the UV-reactive or black light eye shadow into the nail polish bottle, close the lid and shake the bottle. Apply it on your nails, allow it to dry and then apply another coat of clear nail polish to avoid chipping.
Try these easy to try DIY glow-in-the-dark nail polish making hacks and tell us which one did you like the most. Tell us about it in the comment section below.
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