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Let it Glow

Glow in the Dark Polish

This was a Halloween look, and I thought since I was so behind on posting I should just forget it, but I really liked it…so here it is almost a month later.  Let me say that the pictures do not do this polish justice at all.  It glowed REALLY brightly.

I used Claw Polish, I’m Here for the Boos!  (I think this may be the same company as Wet ‘n’ Wild.)  Claw Polish

In the light, it looked like a fairly neutral polish.  I did not mind wearing it, and I plan on using it outside of Halloween because I enjoyed it so much.

Halloween Nails

For the spider accents, I had some little gold guys that I put on there, and sealed it all up with a top coat.

Nail Art Spiders

A few comments…this was the first time I had used any of these little metal decals.  The spider legs didn’t want to stay down, so by the end of the week I had ripped most of them off.  I would form these to my nails ahead of time, next time.  Also, when I painted my nails with the glow polish, I used quite a few coats.  This gave it that neutral polish look in the light.  When I began with only one or two coats it was almost clear.  I am wondering how brightly it would glow with a couple coats, because I could layer that over anything, and no one would know until the lights went down.

I had a lot of fun with this!  Anyone else use glow in the dark polish?  Ideas?

IMG_1912 Glow in the Dark Claw Polish IMG_1914

Thanks for reading!

Nail Polish Storage

I will begin by saying that I do not have a super system, but it is working for now.  The Hubs has promised me a nail polish rack and other storage dreams, but that requires time, which is something that we just don’t seem to have much of.  (I am sure you all know that feeling.)  In addition, for the millionth time, I apologize for photo quality.

Nail Polish Storage

I am using a rolling storage drawer bin.  Again, maybe not perfect, but everything is in one spot, it’s easy to move around, and everything is fairly easy to find when you want it.

On the top of the storage bin I have the stuff that I use all the time.  There are three Nail Polish Storage.Ball jars holding cotton balls, my nail art brushes and dotting tools, and one with nail files, clippers, scissors, etc.  Then, I have a small glass dish that I use for all kinds of things, a bottle of non-acetone polish, and the acetone in the pumping container.  I keep my scissors on top, as well as nail polish thinner for those times that the polish is a little stiff.

On the front ledge of the top I have all of my base and top coats.  I am liking having all of these at the ready, so I don’t have to dig through all of my polishes to find them.

Nail Polish Storage

In the first drawer, I have all of my backup supplies.  I keep extra cotton balls, Q-Tips, tape, containers for water marbeling, (I like to throw them away after I use them.  They are always gooped up.) my stamper and scraper, makeup sponges for sponging, Sharpies, and manicure stickers.

Nail Polish Storage

In the second drawer, I have all of my nail polish swatches and wheels to practice on.  On each swatch I have the polish (duh), the name of the brand and the name of the color. I really do like having these, especially when I am undecided on what I want to do with my nails.

Nail Polish Storage

In the third drawer, I have my nail art supplies.  I have glitter, microbeads (caviar), flocking powder, fimo, dried flowers, rhinestones, google eyes, pearls, crushed shells, feathers, stamping plates, nail tattoos…..a little bit of everything.  

Nail Polish StorageNail Polish Storage 

In my bottom drawer, I have the actual nail polish.  This really isn’t my favorite way to store this.  I envy people with a nail polish rack.  But, for now, it’s all in one place, and relatively easy to find.  I know that compared to some, I have a small collection, and to others, this would be huge.  I am pleased with it.  I honestly only ever buy polish on sale, and only purchase colors that I will wear and don’t already have.  Waste not, want not.

I look forward to being able to do a different nail polish storage post sometime in the future when I am able to upgrade and revamp.  I would recommend this system though to someone else out there that is like me.  You like doing your nails, and have enough stuff that it is cluttering up an area of your house, but you are not a fanatic and don’t need anything over the top.

How do you store you polish and supplies?  And ideas or suggestions?  Let me know in the comments!

Ta-ta for now!

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