Thursday, May 17, 2012

Glowsticks - My Nemesis

Hey everyone!  Okay, so this mani kinda goes against everything I stand for.  

I started off with two coats of Orly Glowstick.  It's a neon polish, so the application can be a little streaky, and will not have any kind of shine without a top coat, so I added a coat of SV to bring out the color a bit more.

Glowstick.  And there you have it ... the problem.  Before I decided to make my purchase, I stood there, staring at the bottle, thinking to myself, "Why? Why did they have to name it Glowstick?!"  (Those who know me personally know that I have a long running deep hatred for all things glowstick related.)  

To be honest, there is only one person in existence that I will allow to be anywhere near me with these highly annoying objects: My friend, Chris.  I guess I don't mind it too much when he uses them, because if you're going to do something wrong, at least do it right.  And he seriously does it right!!!!

So, in keeping with my glowstick theme, I went with two other colors that can frequently be seen in glowstick formation: Wet n Wild How I Met Your Magenta, and Sally Hansen Blue Me Away!

I used all three to create this water marble look.  I was amazed to see how the use of Glowstick changed the appearance of the other colors!  

Instead of simply having the yellow, pink, and blue, I ended up with yellow, green, blue, pink, and orange!!!  I finished with one coat of SV.

I actually had a lot of fun creating this one!  (Even if thinking about glowsticks did make my teeth clench!!!)  I hope you enjoy!

Happy Painting!!!

Colors: Orly Glowstick, Sally Hansen Blue Me Away!, Wet n Wild How I Met Your Magenta


  1. Wait let me get my sunglasses..........

    OK im back I flippen adore the so damn much!!!!!!! This is so up my alley!!! The bright colors are amazing.... when you said magenta I said um I think she's put wrong color but thats amazing how much all the colors changed its a trip! I love it alot thanks for sharing this made me smile because summers around the corner!

  2. Love it! Your water marble came out beautiful! I've been wanting to grab Glowstick, but my sally's doesn't have it, so looks like I need to buy online. =/ BTW OMG your friend is AWESOME! great pic! :D

  3. That is so bright! I love it!

  4. Really, Really like this!!!!! And I love the fact that you used different colors but that they turned out<3

  5. Very fun. Glowstick is one crazy colour!

  6. Wait let me get my sunglasses... [2] haha...
    Very funny! I love it!

  7. This marble is gorgeous... I will have to try some of my neons in a marble

  8. Glowstick is gorgeous - and your marbling is too!

  9. SO cool mani! Love the colors!

  10. Your water marbling is perfect! I love how the colors turned out!

  11. This is absolutely stunning!


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