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A glow-in-the-dark Halloween nail design anyone can do

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

A spooky-but-chic Halloween nail design that glows in the dark

As if these eyes couldn't get cool enough... they glow in the dark! This nail design is spooky in the dark and chic in the light. It's the best of both worlds.

Supplies:

A spooky-but-chic Halloween nail design that glows in the dark
Image: Kara Endres/Sheknows

  • Small brush
  • China Glaze's Liquid Leather
  • Essie's Blanc
  • Sinful Colors' Innocent
  • Glow-in-the-dark polish

Directions:

Step 1

A spooky-but-chic Halloween nail design that glows in the dark
Image: Kara Endres/Sheknows

Begin with 2 coats of black for a super-dark base.

Step 2

A spooky-but-chic Halloween nail design that glows in the dark
Image: Kara Endres/Sheknows

Using the small brush, paint on a variety of eye shapes with the white polish.

Step 3

A spooky-but-chic Halloween nail design that glows in the dark
Image: Kara Endres/Sheknows

Wait for the white polish to dry, then follow up with a coat of green over the white area and let dry.


Step 4

A spooky-but-chic Halloween nail design that glows in the dark
Image: Kara Endres/Sheknows

Paint 2 coats of glow-in-the-dark polish on the eyes, waiting for the first coat to dry before applying the second.

Step 5

A spooky-but-chic Halloween nail design that glows in the dark
Image: Kara Endres/Sheknows

Using the black polish, paint the pupils on each of the eyes. Some you can make look scary by painting them at the top of the eye, others you can turn into cat eyes by painting a slit down the center, or you can make them look like they're spooked by something off to the side by painting the pupils on the left side of the eyes.

Step 6

A spooky-but-chic Halloween nail design that glows in the dark
Image: Kara Endres/Sheknows

After they dry completely, finish with a top coat. Now the fun begins: testing out how they look in the dark! Expose them to a bright light for a minute and then turn out the lights and see the eyes glow!

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A spooky-but-chic Halloween nail design that glows in the dark
Image: Kara Endres, Illustration: Becci Burkhart/SheKnows

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