Saturday, September 22, 2012

Serum No 5 "Day Glow"

I saw THIS POST on, and I absolutely knew I HAD to have "Day Glow" by Serum No. 5!  It was like, the BEST glow-in-the-dark polish I had ever seen!  So I trotted on over to the Serum No. 5 ETSY SHOP , and was in luck because "Day Glow" was in stock at the time.  I debated the high (for me) price for just a minute before pressing the "purchase now" button, and I'm soooo glad I did.  I understand this polish is selling out almost instantly once it's stocked.  So, here's what I got for my troubles:

Pretty, right?  This is 3 thin coats with top coat.  Each coat dried pretty quickly, and although it's still a little streaky, it's not too bad.  It's a nice bright frozen-lemonade yellow which I liked wearing alone.  But it was just a little too plain for me.

  So I did a water marble.  I used Sinful Colors "Black on Black" and a Sally Hansen top coat I had...apparently it's the only one I own which is not "Fast Dry".  Still, it was kind of sketchy, and I'm going to have to find a nice clear polish for water marbling (I'm open to suggestions!).  And yes, I am purposefully stringing you along before I bust out the awesome glowing pics ;-)

Like I said, kind of sketchy.  But I think it looks a little spooky, which is pretty cool!

OK, OK, I put my hand in the sun for about 5 minutes, locked myself in the bathroom, and this is what I saw:

These are UNEDITED pictures!  This stuff is AMAZINGLY bright.  Cool, right?

"Day Glow" is currently sold out, but according to the Etsy Shop announcement, it will be re-stocked on October 1.  I got mine for $12 + $3 shipping at the beginning of August.  I suggest shop-stalking to get your hands on some! :-)


  1. Those are the coolest glow in the dark nails EVER!I love how clear your pictures came out. I tried to take pictures of some of the glow in the dark polish I have and, I could never get any good pictures of them. Thanks for the post ;)

    1. I actually took a whole bunch of less-than-stellar shots...these were the best! ;-)

  2. You are right, this IS amazing, thanks for sharing!

  3. LOVE your nails! :) I definitely shop-stalked the shop with her most recent stock, especially after I read a review on it on Nail Blog. I was super paranoid it's sell out quick if I didn't! Luckily, I was able to get one. So~ happy and can't wait to try it out!

  4. OMG. youre the one that did this water marble with day glow :) Awesome, i was seeing this photo all over the web. Today i unintentionally traced it back to you! I was visiting all of the Bloggers who are participating in the Sassy Nails Nail-Aween Nail Art Challenge... I'm waiting to see what amazing things you do for the Halloween Marble ;)


  5. WOW, your post makes me feel like a rock star...thanks for the mad props! :-) Glad you liked it. I just checked out your blog, and your water marble for the Day 1 is AWESOME!! I can't wait to see what you come up with for day 2! ;-)

  6. Rather than a nice clear nail polish, you can also go for one that is extremely sheer and white. I've seen others water marble with OPI Don't touch my Tutu (which is a sheer white jelly), it almost acts like a clear polish on the nail due to its sheerness :)