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on 9/24/2016 5:43:00 PM
More reviews by kadytheredpanda
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Other
This was the first glow in the dark topcoat that I bought, and frankly I was disappointed with it. I'd shake it, top it over white, cover with up to four coats and charge it, and I got a glow that lasted more than ten seconds maybe once. Even though I did get a glow, it was faint 99% of the time. When I hear "Ghoulish Glow" I think of ghost lights that can be seen from a distance, not something that I have to look at extremely close to my face to notice. I'd charge it for minutes before turning off every light or use fewer coats and same thing. I've had cheap glow in the dark stars that performed better. I'd recommend looking elsewhere.
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on 1/28/2015 2:10:00 PM
More reviews by samalynnx3
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I bought this out of a clearance bin for cheap, I doubt I would have bought it had it been regular price. I tried it out over a clear polish with glitter speckles, it went on sheer, and looked cool in the dark. The next morning however, all my polish had basically come off. I'm not sure how that happened, but I am disappointed!
on 8/11/2014 2:04:00 PM
More reviews by MalibuMands
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse
Ghoulish Glow is a sheer milky opal, glow-in-the-dark polish, that dries to a semi-matt finish. I got it when I bought the Halloween collection in 2013, so it wasn't a intentional purchase as I think that it is something that only those who enjoy creating nail art and/or stamping will get the most appreciation and use out off. So I most likely won't be rebuying it as I dont get much chance to wear it, though I do want to stick up for it a bit...Ghoulish Glow works when used correctly, I just don't think people realise that you have to 'charge' it up so it glows properly; once you've applied it to your nails and it has dried, hold your nails close to a light (a flashlight works, but holding you nails up to a bulb is better) for about 30 seconds to allow the formula to absorb the light. After this step it'll glow mildly for hours. I guess that China Glaze should change the packaging and include guidelines on use so people know how to wear it to full effect.Also; Ghoulish Glow is sheer when worn alone, so a lot of people use it as a topcoat. Fair enough, but remember that it was designed to be a colour polish, rather then a actual topcoat, so it does mute whatever shade you layer it over. I've found layering it over lighter colours gives off a stronger glow. Even wearing it under a glitter topcoat gives off a slight glow, whilst wearing it alone gives off a strong glow that lasts far longer.Another of my favourite ways to use it is to layer it over a orange polish, then apply a black crackle polish over the now ghoulish orange base = electric tiger. The way the glow shows through the cracks in the crackle polish is very effective.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 10/16/2013 12:35:00 PM
More reviews by Clover04750
Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
I bought this polish for $6.99. That's a little expensive since its 3.5x what I normally spend on polish, but I like China Glaze. I read a lot of the reviews and therefor didn't expect much. To test, I painted my pinkie with one coat and held a flashlight over my nail for 30 seconds. The product glowed for about 20 seconds. I held the light on for about a minute and it still only glowed for about 20 seconds. At least it did glow. I applied two coats of it as a base coat and did my tips in brown with a glitter line. When I tested the glow in a closet, it worked. Then I added a top coat, waited for it to dry, and tested the glow. It still glows. It doesn't appear milky to me as some have said in their reviews. It does feel chalky without a topcoat.I think people have very high expectations of China Glaze's ability to glow the longest of all glow polishes (I've only tried this brand). The price is a little high for a seasonal polish. I should've bought the smaller bottle (not mini, minis almost never work) for a few dollars instead.I think the glow is just fine. If it glowed constantly, it would be boring. Every now and then, when I walk into a darker area, they glow a little. IMO It's better than having them glow all the time. I bet it'll be fun to see when the kids are trick or treating and my nails glow as we leave a front step. I wouldn't recommend this to a friend because its a seasonal item that is otherwise pretty useless. I'd let them borrow mine because I doubt I'll ever use the bottle. As far as glow polish goes, I'm satisfied with this product. I just don't have much use for a glow polish.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 7/21/2012 11:49:00 PM
More reviews by OvErDoSeDoNbEaUtii
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I got this around Halloween, i thought it would be cool and cute for that holiday...but i was severely disappointed, it doesn't go on clear, so it tones down the color of your nail polish, i had a neon polish on at the time and it just washed out the color of my polish completely, the color went from bright and pretty to dull and boring. I put it on all of my toes, and only certain areas of my toes glowed, which i found weird, im sure i applied it all over my toes, i wouldn't apply to just random parts of my toe...overall it was a waste of money and i wont buy it again, and it doesn't glow how i thought it would
on 2/11/2012 4:10:00 PM
More reviews by Aliakatt
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
I got this with a set from China Glaze, and haven't really found much of a use for it. It glows lightly if you keep it under a light for a time. Goes on easily, though it did take a while to dry. I wouldn't buy it again, simply because I do not use it.
on 12/13/2011 5:42:00 AM
More reviews by sixjoy
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
It glows after you applied one coat and let it sit under a light for awhile. Glows brightly if you apply it over light colors and I could hardly see the glow if i applied it over a dark color. But overall, this is one of the best glow in the dark topcoat I have ever used.
on 10/7/2011 12:38:00 AM
More reviews by PromiscuousGayCroMagnon
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I bought this for halloween, of course, so i could wear it under my crackle polish. I only used one coat it the glow does show. Not sure if its worth the $6 price tag since my cheapie walmart glow polish does the same thing, except it requires more coats. It was great as a pick me up but and it came in a pack of 4 for $12.99 so i don't regret the purchase.
on 10/31/2009 12:46:00 AM
More reviews by Dori319
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
So this stuff glows ok although I feel like Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Night Glow glow a much brighter green and for longer. I put 2 coats of this over my China Glaze Fortune Teller mani yesterday and it kinda ruined it in my opinion because it made the mani milky looking.
on 9/9/2009 4:09:00 PM
More reviews by kiwi_of_hearts
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
This nail polish works fine, even if you don't use it as a topcoat. I put two coats on bare nails, and it gives a sheer white, glittery look. Like others said, though, you do have to give the bottle a good shake before applying, or else it won't glow nearly as much. Also, you have to make sure to "charge" your nails (a UV or halogen light works best, if you have one) before turning out the lights, as with most glow-in-the-dark items. Applies evenly and easily. I'm pretty happy with it.
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