Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Glow in the Dark Flakie Lasers

'Ello you!

Today I'm gonna show you another little late night experiment I did. This is my first attempt at using striping tape and I'm hooked! It's so easy and loads better than pretending I can cut regular tape in a straight line so you'll definitely see more of these in the future.

For this I started with two coats of OPI I Have a Herring Problem and topped it with two coats of Blackeart Bright Night, a cool blue glow in the dark polish in A SKULL BOTTLE! I'm still deciding if I like holding bottles in the pictures or not but I of course had to show you the pretty bottle though it was a bitch to hold :D

I kind of loved the color this turned into. Application of Bright Light was the tiniest bit streaky but otherwise no problems. This is the best picture I have where I could capture the glowing in the dark effect:

It's much brighter than this, trust me, my camera just wasn't cooperating. You can check Chalkboard Nails for better pictures of this polish and the effect. After this I taped off my nails with the striping tape and added one coat of Essie Bobbing for Baubles and one coat of Finger Paints Twisted for the flakies

I liked the final result but the flakies turned out to be too distracting and you couldn't see the tape work beneath it. It also had special meaning because I added a V on my middle finger and a K on my ring finger for my boyfriend's and my initials. Yes, I'm a sap sometimes. I was going to mattify this to see if it helped but I couldn't find my matte top coat :(

What do you think? Do you have striping tape yet or no? I'm definitely looking for different color combos to use for my next tape mani so suggestions are always welcome!

EDIT: I forgot to mention that, though I couldn't get a good picture of it, the effect with the glow in the dark polish under the taping and flakies looked really cool when I went to bed. I really want to try this again and get a better picture!

Have a good day and remember: the weekend is only 2 days away!


  1. OOH I wanted to get those glow in the dark skull polishes too! That looks so cool !

    1. You can get them at Hot Topic! They really are cool, I like that it's a blue base instead of the usual green/yellow.

  2. I really need to order some striping tape! I suck diddly uck at cutting straight pieces of tape. I have this really thin tape, but it's still a bit too thick to use, even when my nails were longer.

    I love the flakies over the layered portion. Looks awesome!! I really dig this mani!

    1. I got a set of 12 little rolls of tape for like $1.99 on ebay and I can tell they'll be a life saver! I love the thin lines I can create or just use it to block off what I don't want to paint and just avoid going over the line :D

      Thank you miss!

  3. Love this! Oh striping tape, please find your way into my basket of polish accessories. I too cannot cut a piece of tape in a straight line. Did you find it hard to work with at all? I have some cheapo DEB store brand glow in the dark polish, perhaps I should go play with that soon.

    1. It really wasn't difficult. The same day I got mine in the mail I read a post where another blogger said it definitely wasn't easy and that she had issues with it so I got scared and put it off for a while. When I finally got around to it, it was easy! I just used my cuticle nippers to cut the tape and unstick the top part if it got stuck on the roll of tape again and a cuticle pusher to make sure it was well adhered to the sides of my nail. I did one nail at a time since I removed the tape immediately after I polished and everything was fine.

      TL;DR perhaps :D. Also, glow in the dark nails make everything better.

    2. Totally unrelated but there is a store in the mall here called "DLTR" and everytime I walk by it I'm like "TL;DR, too long didn't retail"


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