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20 Stylish Nail Designs Glow In The Dark for Parties

When it comes to nail art, the sky’s the limit. Currently, glow in the dark nail art is getting popular especially for parties. But, what’s so special about glow in the dark nail polish? Well, when the lights go out and your nails glow for you that’s the time when magic happens. Glow in the dark nails make an easy statement look even more captivating, adding a futuristic spin to any nail design. Nail designs glow in the dark are an understated way to make your nails stand out without any extra effort!

In this article, you will find the best ideas to make your nail stylish with glow in the dark nail polish. Whether you are going to highlight your outfit at parties with glow in the dark nail art or simply want to try a new nail art design, this article will give you more insights and inspiration for your next nail art appointment. Let’s check this out!

1. Art Blue Glam Polish

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For a glamorous party outfit, this nail design will be a great match. Create an abstract design using glow in the dark nail polish. You can try a splashing technique to create the dots motifs on your nail. Use darker blue nail polish as the base color. Meanwhile, you can add the lighter blue colors for the abstract motif. This design creates an effortless but one of a kind art on your nail! 

2. Pink Glow In The Dark with Glitters

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With this design, you can have both glowing nails in the day and night party! You can combine pink glow in the dark nail polish with glitters on the lunula part. We recommend you to use long acrylic nails to make a statement at the party. Let the glitters shine during the day parties. As the sun goes down, this nail design will glow in the dark and make you stand out more. 

3. Green Neon Glow Nail Art

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In case you are looking for a more modern and futuristic design for your nail art, then this idea is worth trying. With this design, you only need white polish and a few green gel polish glows in the dark. Using the long acrylic square nail, paint the base with white color. After that, you can create the outline in your nail using the green gel polish glow in the dark. The combination of the color will create a sophisticated look.

4. Glow In The Dark Nails with Rhinestones

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Let the people know that you are the main character at the party with this super fancy nail design. With this idea, you need the stiletto acrylic nail. Decorate the surve with pink glow in the dark gel nail polish. Moreover, you can put some rhinestones on each of the nails, making your nails shine more than ever. You can also wear accessories such as a ring to complement your glamorous nail.

5. Zebra Nail Art Glow In The Dark

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Suppose you are going to attend an animal costume party, the zebra glow in the dark pattern will be the perfect option. You need to paint your nail with rainbow glow in the dark nail polish for the base. Using the zebra pattern nail stencil, you can create the artistic motive on your square nail. During the dim lighting, your amazing nail art will steal the spotlight!

6. Glow In The Dark Cotton Candy Colors

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This design is ideal for those who don’t really want to be the center of attention, but still want to look charming at the party. Simply use your nail without any extension, you can apply cotton candy colors on it. Combine both the regular nail polish with the glow in the dark one. Paint the blue area with glow in the dark nail polish. Meanwhile, use regular pink, yellow, and black nail polish for the rest of the pattern.

7. Ice Clear White Polish Glow In The Dark

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At the first glance, you may see that the nail is coated with a clear glass. Well, the design has a similar effect, though. Using the clear acrylic stiletto nail, you only need to paint the half bottom part with white polish glow in the dark. Let the tip remain clear and transparent. For extra glowing effect, you can add some rhinestones on the lunula part. This design is perfect for any color of dress.

8. Neon Flame Glow In The Dark

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Show your warm and bright persona with this glow in the dark nail art. You need to use orange, yellow, and green glow in the dark nail polish to create the perfect flame effect. For the nail base color, use the darker tone such as purple nail polish. This design is perfect for long square nails, giving a spacious area to create a bright flame design. You can match the nail art with a summer party outfit.

9. Winter Nail Art Glow In The Dark

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Don’t let the cold winter stop you from rocking the party!Inspired by the beauty of snowflakes, this nail design is a brilliant idea for winter events such as Christmas parties. You can combine dark blue gel polish with white glow in the dark nail polish for this idea. Use the regular paint for the base, while you can apply the glow in the dark one to create the wonderful snowflake pattern.

10. Spooky Halloween Night Nail Art

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Go extra with your spooky nails on the Halloween party. This design will add a creepy vibe to your Halloween costume. You need glow in the dark nail polish for the color base. In addition, draw spooky night elements on your nails. The creepy skull, bats, dry brushed, and also an old fence will work well for this glow in the dark background. Use the long square nail for extra drawing space.


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11. Ethnic Nail Art Glow In The Dark

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Wearing a traditional or ethnic costume for the party makes you need a special nail design. This idea is perfect for any cultural costume. You can combine blue glow in the dark nail polish with red gel polish for the base color. Create asymmetric shapes with those nail paints. In addition, use black nail polish to draw etnic patterns to blend both the glow in the dark and the regular nail paint.

12. Beach Blue Glow In The Dark

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Feel the calming blue ocean on your nail with this design. Using turquoise blue glow in the dark nail polish for the base, this is indeed a beautiful design that will remind you of the beach. Moreover, you can use tea blue glitter nail polish to adorn each nail in various patterns. Once the light is turned off, both the glow in the dark nail polis and the glittern will beautifully shine.  

13. Black and Green Stars Glow In The Dark

Black and Green Stars Glow In The Dark
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A simple but stunning glow in the dark nail design for beginners, you can try this concept at home! You only need a star pattern stencil, a black nail polish, and the glow in the dark one for this idea. Use your creativity to create different patterns on each nail. You can create glow in the dark stars above the black color base or vice versa. Use your original nail or short square nail for this simple design.

14. Summer Holiday Glow In The Dark Nail

Summer Holiday Glow In The Dark Nail
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Celebrate the joy of summer holiday with this glow in the dark nail art. The idea is to use glow in the dark nail polish for the color base. You can create a beautiful sky with glow in the dark nail polish. In addition, you can add the palm tree and coconut images on your nails. We recommend you to use long square nails so both the sky view and the palm trees design can be performed well.  

15. Tribal Glow In The Dark Polish

Tribal Glow In The Dark Polish
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Shout out to hippie and bohemian style lovers! By using glow in the dark nail polish, you can draw your favorite tribal pattern on your nail. Use pink, green, yellow, orange, purple, and blue glow in the dark nail polish to create an abstract rainbow base. After that, you can draw the tribal pattern on the nail using black nail polish. You will see the colorful glow effect from your nail with this design.

16. Luminous Dust Neon with Glitters

Luminous Dust Neon with Glitters
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For adults who prefer minimalist patterns, you can try this nail design then. With this idea, you can create a mini luminous neon lamp on your nails. Use the stiletto acrylic nail to give a statement at the party. Apply purple and blue glow in the dark nail polish as the main color. Add some silver glitters on the lunula part to add more glam to your minimalist nail pattern. This design is perfect for an evening party. 

17. Christmas String Lights Nail Art

Christmas String Lights Nail Art
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Look at this cute and adorable nail art! This is indeed a charming design you can try at home. The idea is to create a Christmas string light pattern on your nails. You can use glow in the dark nail polish for the glowing light effects. To add cuteness at this design, draw a penguin and a rain deed on both of your ring fingers. You can coat the nail art with transparent nail polish for extra shine. 

18. Sunset Glow In The Dark with Leopard Pattern

Sunset Glow In The Dark with Leopard Pattern
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Bring the charming sunset view to your nails with this glow in the dark nail art. You need yellow, orange, and blue glow in the dark nail polish for this design. Apply them to your nail, creating a wonderful sunset. To add more texture to your nail, you can draw the leopard pattern using black nail polish and nail stencil. The combination of leopard pattern and sunset scene makes wonderful nail art.


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19. Glow In The Dark Minion Nails

Glow In The Dark Minion Nails
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When it comes to cartoon theme nail art, the minion is a perfect character for glow in the dark design. Since minions have short bodies, you can use medium square nails for this design. Apply yellow and white glow in the dark nail polish to draw the minion character. You can draw different characters for each nail. It makes adorable buddies that will accompany you in the dark. 

20. Glow In The Dark Rhinestone Stud Nail Art

Glow In The Dark Rhinestone Stud Nail Art
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Instead of using glow in the dark nail polish, you can use nail art ornaments as the alternative. Use glow in the dark rhinestone in case you don’t want to use the nail polish. Apply dark nail polish for the base. After that, you can arrange the glow in the dark rhinestone stud on your nails. Since it has various colors, the combination of all of them will give a futuristic and modern feel.


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How long do glow in the dark nails last?

Many nail polishes include a glow that lasts for 30 to 45 minutes, but you may reactivate it by putting it up to a light for a brief period of time. Even a faint light, such as a nightlight, ought to function, and setting the nail paint should only take a few seconds.

How does glow in the dark work?

They function by means of phosphorescence and fluorescence processes. Energy is absorbed by the material which is often in the form of one color of light, then releases it as another color of light.

How do you make glow in the dark last longer?

The secret is to continuously place your glow in the dark item in the freezer to extend their lifespan. For instance, glow sticks appear to recharge to a certain amount after being frozen. When you freeze a glow stick, the chemical reaction that keeps them lighting is drastically slowed down.

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