I was so so excited last week, as I won a giveaway hosted by the lovely Joy at Okay Now Joy which included a glow in the dark polish! How exciting! I've not seen any GITD polish here, apart from a rubbish one that I bought in Tesco which doesn't work and washes off in warm water! I never in a million years thought it would arrive in time for Halloween but I was amazed to see it sitting on my doorstep when I got back from taking the boys to playgroup yesterday (which gives me hope that the polishes I sent to Jasmine in our swap will get to her soon!). Anyway, I couldn't wait to get playing with my new pretties and this is what I came up with.
First I used two coats (though it could have used three) of No7 Beautifully Black, a small silver glitter in a black/charcoal base. Pretty enough, but nothing to write home about. I have to say I am disappointed in these polishes, and I would never buy a full price one (thank goodness for £5 off No7 vouchers...). The formula isn't great, the coverage is a bit pants and after painting my nails late last night I had a chip halfway through this morning even though I'd done nothing strenuous. Now they're looking a little tip-weary and even though I love my cute eyeballs I'm itching to take it off. Anyway, after that I added two pairs of eye balls to each nail (3 on the thumb) using a large dotting tool and Wet n Wild French white, before going over each eyeball with a dot of the Glow in the Dark pumpkin polish. This polish has teeny iridescent glitter in it, which really makes the eyeball stand out! Then the black pupils were done with a smaller dotting tool and Wet n Wild Black creme. Topped with SV to smooth it out and this is the result.
And here it is glowing! Colour me impressed! I got a bit of a shock when I woke up at 4am for a wee...
You would not believe how hard it was to get this pic though...
And here is what I won from Joy - Pumpkin Polish with hex glitter and crescent shapes, Fuchsia Blacklight Pumpkin Polish, Glow in the Dark glitter and Wet n Wild Correction Tape :) Happy Helly :) And look that the post-it with a QR code that links direct to Joy's blog! How super clever is that!
Thank you so much Joy! These polishes will be cherished!
Halloween is just 3 days away, think I might squeeze in 2 more themed manicures, and then start the 31 day challenge (I already have an exciting red polish lined up!)
Fun fact about me - I cannot for the life of me pronounce the word "pumpkin", it always comes out as "pun-kin" no matter what I do! My little boy says it the same way, but he is only 4 so he has an excuse!