Friday, October 5, 2012

Glowing Ghosts

Today I've painted a Halloween design inspired by China Glaze Ghoulish Glow!  I found this polish at my local Sally's Beauty Supply and had to create a fun design with it.  This glowing polish turns a very bright green in the dark!

First paint your nail white for a base.  I used Essie Blanc.  Paint two coats of glow polish over the white.  I used China Glaze Ghoulish Glow. If you don't have access to glow in the dark polish white ghosts will be fine for this design.

Using a thin small nail art or acrylic paint brush draw the outline of your ghost in black.  I used China Glaze Liquid Leather.  

Fill in the outer parts of the nail with black.  I used my small brush for this. 

Using a small dotting tool or the end of a bobby pin, dot two large eyes.  Using a paint brush draw a mouth.  The mouth can be any expression you desire.  For this mouth I did an open smiley :D.

Now for the details!  I used my small brush to dot white pupils and eye shines in the eyes and added a tongue with Essie Off the Shoulder.  I went back over some of the ghosts body with white and then the glow polish to hide some small mistakes.

To bring the details together and create a seamless look seal the look with a top coat.

All done!  You will have cute little white ghosts during the day and green glowing ghouls at night.  


  1. this too awesome i need to try it :))

  2. This will be my halloween mani!!!!! I love love love it!!!

  3. The glow in the dark polish is awesome!!

  4. how do you photograph glow in the dark polish?

    1. I used a black light to photograph it while I had a light source as well. Taking pictures without flash in the dark is jut impossible to catch any glowing.

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  6. Find a plastic sheet and drop a couple of masses of nail clean onto it. I like to utilize name cards that are hard and feel somewhat plasticky for this cos they're little and expendable. Plunge the round nib of your dotter into the clean. nailwraps (Nagelfolien in Germany)

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