I’m slowly working my through trying out some new glowing Serum No5 polishes. Next up was this wonderful purple Ultra Violet! This is one of five Serum No5 polishes I got from Fabiana.
I’m just obsessed with glow in the dark polishes at the moment. The polish itself is a little thicker to work with, but can also be a bit sheer so you need to be patient with the application.
It has a lovely silvery shimmer which you can see on the nail as well as in the bottle. The first photo shows it better I think.
I feel like I need to apologise for the finish around my cuticles and a bit of tip wear. It’s not up to my usual standards. I painted the base colour the day before I photographed and added the nail art. My bottle of top coat (Seche Vite) had thickened a little, so by the time I got these shots the polish had dragged back from my cuticles a bit. Washing my hair accounts for the tip wear.
Being Serum No5, of course it glows!! I charged it up under a black light for this, it looks more purple in the low light than it does normally, I saw it as a creamy colour after natural daylight exposure.
Because I hate plain nails I added some gold triangle water decals from NPW. I got mine from Hobbycraft but you can get them online too.
My application of the triangles was a bit wobbly – I used cold water instead of lukewarm and they didn’t come away from the backing very easily.
What have I learnt from this design?
- Make sure all your polish is in top condition – I added thinner and topped up my bottles of top coat this week
- Photograph straight away (I didn’t want to compromise so I waited to get access to my photo set up)
- Use lukewarm water for water decals
- To get the best glow in the dark photos, I charge my nails (and the bottle) under a LED lamp designed for gels. I then head to a dimly lit (not completely dark) area and photograph there.