Glow-in-the-dark nail designs are all the rage lately! They’re perfect for a night out, adding a pop of color to your look and just generally being fun. But how do you go about getting glow in the dark nail designs? And what kind of care do they need? Keep reading to find out!
What Are Glow-In-The-Dark Nail Designs?
Glow-in-the-dark nails are simply dark acrylic nails that have been painted with a special glow-in-the-dark nail polish or glow powder. This polish contains phosphors, which absorb light and then emit it back out slowly over time. That’s why these nails need to be “charged” by being exposed to light before they’ll glow in the dark.
As stated above, glow-in-the-dark nails are usually created using nail polish. The nail polish or powder method can sometimes be tricky. However, there are easier ways to create it.
Another method is to use decal stickers. Stickers are usually made with a white base, which helps the color to pop and be more visible. They’re also a lot easier to apply than polish and tend to last longer.
What Are Nail Stickers?
Nail stickers are simply decals that can be placed on your nails. They come in many different designs, colors, and sizes. The best thing about these is that they are easy to apply and don’t require you to design intricate patterns like most other methods.
How To Apply Decal Stickers
Below, we provide a step-by-step guide on how to apply decal stickers.
Prep Your Nails
Before doing anything, you need to prep your nails. This means cleaning them and making sure they’re free of any oils or dirt. You can do this by washing your hands with soap and water, then using a nail brush to scrub your nails.
Once your nails are clean, use a nail file to shape them into your desired shape. Once you’re done, use a nail buffer to buff your nails and create a smooth surface.
Start Applying The Stickers
Now it’s time to start applying the stickers. Begin by peeling off one of the stickers from the sheet with a tweezer. Because the nail decals are so delicate, they can easily break, so be careful when removing them from their packaging. The thinner the sticker is, the better it will look on your nails for a smooth finish.
Once you have the sticker placed on your tweezer, hold it over your nail and use the other hand to press it down onto your nail bed. After that, use the jelly top of GellyDrops Press Light to flatten decal stickers evenly on the nails. Make sure that you smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles that may form.
This is where you can get creative! You can add more decals to your nails or even mix and match different designs. Once you’re happy with your nail design, use a top coat to seal in the design and get a perfect glow. And that’s it! You’ve successfully applied your very own glow-in-the-dark nail decals.
How To Remove Decal Stickers
Removing decal stickers is super easy and requires only an acetone-free nail polish remover and a cotton ball.
Begin by soaking the cotton ball in the nail polish remover. Once it’s saturated, press it onto your nail for 10-15 seconds. This will help to break down the sticker.
After that, use a tweezer to gently peel off the sticker. If it’s stubborn and not coming off easily, soak the cotton ball in nail polish remover again and press it onto your nail for a few more seconds. You may need to do this a few times before the sticker comes off completely.
And that’s it! Your nails are now free of any glow-in-the-dark stickers.
5 Easy Tips For Long-Lasting Stickers
Now that you know how to apply and remove decal stickers, here are a few tips to make them last longer:
1. Store The Stickers In A Cool, Dry Place
UV light, heat, and moisture can all cause the stickers to deteriorate over time. To prevent this, make sure to store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. An airtight container would be ideal.
2. Use A Top Coat
A top coat helps to seal in the design and protect it from everyday wear and tear. This will make your stickers last longer and keep them looking fresh.
3. Practice Proper Nail Hygiene
It’s important to practice proper nail hygiene to ensure that your nails are free of any oils or dirt. This will help the stickers adhere better to your nails and prevent them from peeling off prematurely.
4. Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals
Harsh chemicals can damage the stickers and cause them to fade or peel off. To prevent this, avoid using harsh chemicals when you have stickers on your nails.
5. Don’t Bite Or Scratch Your Nails
Biting or scratching your nails can damage the stickers and cause them to lift. If you can’t help but bite your nails, make sure to cover them with a clear base coat before applying the sticker. This will act as a barrier and help prevent the stickers from being damaged.
Best Glow In The Dark Nail Designs
Think cyberpunk meets Day-Glo. This trend is all about bright, in-your-face colors that are guaranteed to turn heads. It’s fun to mix and match your favorite neon colors, and they’re sure to stand out against a bright white background.
This trend is all about keeping it simple with one color. Choose a color that you love and run with it! You can play with different shades and tones of the same color to create a unique look. Monochromatic nails are perfect for those who want a sleek and polished look.
When you look at the night sky, you see an infinite number of stars twinkling in the distance. This trend is all about recreating that feeling on your nails. To get this look, you can try our glow-in-the-dark nail decal sticker set. It comes with an infinite number of stars that will twinkle in the dark.
Glowing colors were created for Halloween, and they’re perfect for the season. The options for Halloween glow-in-the-dark designs are endless. Instead of scary images of haunted houses and tombstones, you may opt to brighten your ghost decals or accentuate your vampire fangs with a thrilling hue.
Zombies, boiling witch cauldrons, and green-eyed black cats are just a few of the frightening Halloween manicure designs that may be achieved with glow-in-the-dark stickers. You can pair our Decal Set 63 with these glow-in-the-dark stickers for a spooky look.
Ombre is a classic design that can be incorporated into any style, and it looks fabulous with glow-in-the-dark colors. You can do bright and bold glows from the tip to the base of each nail or use a gradient of colors for a more subtle look. Neutral glow-in-the-dark shades look great in an ombre, but you can also try out your favorite bright, bold, and neon hues.
We love a marble design, and your glow-in-the-dark polish is sure to take this classic and chic manicure style to new heights. Marble looks are often elevated and stylish, but when you add that glow-in-the-dark paint, you’ll have a secret tucked between your favorite shades of silver and gold. It’s easy to achieve the marble manicure look with just a few simple tools you have at home.
Gems And Decals
Gems and decals are the perfect way to add some sparkle to your nails. You can find them in just about any color, so you can really get creative with your designs. They’re perfect for those who want to add a touch of luxury to their nails without going over the top.
Creating this iconic design is easy with our nail stickers. We have a variety of gem-inspired sets, and our nail decal stickers can add glow to your manicure.
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There are so many ways that you can use glow-in-the-dark polish to create a unique and stylish manicure. Whether you’re looking for something simple and chic or something fun and festive, there’s a design that’s perfect for you. With so many options to choose from, the possibilities are endless. So, what are you waiting for? Give glow-in-the-dark nails a try and see how much fun you can have with your nails!