Sunday, May 12, 2013

Daring Digits Ectoplasm

This polish was a giveaway prize. All other polishes used were purchased by me.

 So I'm behind in my posts a bit which means I'm still showing you what will lead up to my nail art manicure from last week. First I showed you the base, which was a green magnetic Shany polish. Today I'm going to show you a glitter jelly of sorts.

For this manicure, I added 1 coat Daring Digits Ectoplasm, Shany Nail Art 12, and topped it off with 1 more coat of Ectoplasm. I mentioned yesterday, this is the same combo of polishes I applied on my niece's manicure. The Shany polish is just a gold glitter. I had planned on using Ectoplasm by itself but it ended up not having quite enough sparkle as I wanted so I threw #12 in there.

Ectoplasm, like the name implies, is a clear glow in the dark polish with a little bit of glitter. The effect is really awesome and I wish I could get a picture of it but there's just not enough light to photograph in the dark of course! If you can imagine the entire nail glowing in the dark, with random specks of glitter blocking the glow to make almost like a granite effect, you'll have an idea of how this looks. It's really pretty cool.

The polish itself does seem to take a lot of light in order to glow.. since I'm awake mostly at night I haven't really seen much glow effect but when it does it's definitely worth watching for awhile. This is definitely one of my new favorite toppers.

As for the Shany magnetic, you can see in the pictures, even after a day or two I had quite a bit of wear on the tips. It didn't matter much for the manicure I was doing fortunately! I hope to show you the finished manicure tomorrow :)

Happy Mother's Day to all of my readers & their families.


  1. Happy Mother's Day to you too Melanie!

    You can supercharge a glow polish with a blacklight (I remember reading you had one), it works better than regular indoor lighting. Just charge and turn the lights off, then quickly take a pic. Most cameras have a mode for low lighting, or if you can manually input the settings, go for a longer shutter time and a higher ISO. It's a good idea to rest the camera and your hand on something to prevent shaking. Long shutter photos have a tendency to blur when taken freehand!

    It's mostly trial and error, but your glow shots will be worth it!

    1. Thanks for the tips.. my camera is 2nd hand.. it's a good camera but I don't have a book for it and I'm not really sure how to use it properly. I'm pretty sure I could get better pictures out of it than what I get, I just don't know how to!