Lies that Pinterest Told Me

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Glow in the dark nails

The text of this pin reads, “Break a glow stick in clear put in clear nail polish…..soo doing this”

One of my first memories of painting my nails involves nail polish I had gotten for my birthday.  It was green, glittery, and wonderful.  However, due to my inexperience with nail polish, it all turned into a goopy mess that wouldn’t dry because I used too much nail polish!  I’m picturing that this would be a very similar situation.  I can see where it might sound like a good idea- “Hey I can get a glowstick for $1 and clear nail polish for $1… and look glow in the dark nails! I will be the life of the party!”  Let’s look at this bright idea a bit closer… nail polish can take a long time to dry if you don’t do thin coats and buy the “speed dry” polish… but lets just increase the drying time to never by adding in something to nail polish that probably won’t mix well and by the way, will stop glowing before the nail polish starts chipping (if it were to ever dry).  And that’s if you manage to avoid the skin irritation from probably getting the glow stick contents all over and possible nausea and vomiting, oh yeah, and the cuts from the glass that’s inside the glow stick. (You know how you have to break glow sticks to get them to start glowing?  You’re actually breaking a small vial of glass thats on the inside so that the chemical is released to combine with the other chemical to produce the glow… just in case you didn’t know.)

I’m also a little confused by something else… when you click this pin you get a link to only an image.  Why did someone look at this picture and automatically think- “OHHH! BRILLIANT! I WILL MIX GLOW STICK AND NAIL POLISH!” instead of wondering, “Hey, wonder where I can buy some of that nail polish?” So, to protect yourself from this Pinterest lie,  just go buy yourself some glow-in-the-dark polish for $0.99… just a glowing suggestion for you.


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3 thoughts on “Glow in the dark nails

  1. THANK YOU! I have boon thinking I should try this but then began to think that the toxins in the glow sticks might be bad for you. I had to look into this and I had NO idea that glow sticks had glass inside them! Thanks for this you just saved me hours.

  2. arleigh on said:

    this blog is a great idea, keep it going!

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