Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Spiderweb Nail Art

My nails are getting shorter and shorter… I keep filing them down as I get more into rock climbing. It’s impossible to hold onto those little grips with long fingernails. I may eventually switch from the current square shape to a more rounded shape, but I really love square nails so we’ll see about that.

Anyway, this is my first Halloween-themed nail art of the season. I LOVE HALLOWEEN!! I can’t believe how quickly it’s sneaking up on me this year. It’s probably safe to say that you’ll be seeing a few more themed designs in the coming weeks. For this mani I started with two coats of Gelish Orange Cream Dream, and then I applied a glow-in-the-dark pigment powder into the tacky layer. I thought the glow powder that I used was orange, but they seemed to glow green. I applied a thin layer of my Gelish TIO over the pigment powder, wiped the tacky layer, and stamped the spiderwebs on using my DRK-A stamping plate and Konad black polish. One more thin layer of TIO was applied over top for protection & shine.

I held my nails under a light for a few seconds to get the glow powder activated and you can see what they looked like when the lights were turned off! I can’t wait to try more glowing designs. My nails glowed under the covers all night last night, though over time the glow does tame down so the design over top isn’t as visible.

Glow in the Dark Spiderweb Nail Art

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3 Responses

  1. Jen says:

    Cool tutorial! Amazing how they are orange but look green in the dark. Have to try this!


  2. This looked great! :D When you said short nails I thought about nailosaurous short, but square nails. I figured that you could keep and eat the cookie, short and square and still continuing with your rock climbing! :)

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I just did a glow in the dark mani too. I love them! So fun! I used the glow in the dark gel polish from Gel II Manicure. It works very well. And I’m not sure if you’ve seen their extreme shine gel topcoat. It truly is shinier than TIO. I like to use TIO over the color, then I stamp and then I use the extreme shine over that. It really makes stamping pop. Just an FYI from a fellow Buckeye. :-)