Glow-In-The-Dark Nails Are The Latest Trend Will Light Up Your Nights

Thanks to the revival of Y2K era trends, the fashion that early 2000s kids once loved is returning in full force, and we can't help but feel nostalgic. From jelly sandals to popcorn shirts, our inner child is seriously smiling — while desperately trying to keep our Tamagotchis alive twenty years later. One of the most iconic styles to have re-emerged from the depths of our childhood memories is the glow-in-the-dark trend. 

We fondly remember classroom days when the fluorescent lights were dimmed and the room was illuminated only by our glow-in-the-dark shoes. We can still see the glow-in-the-dark stars that we stuck on the ceilings above our beds — to this day, the sticky goo that adhered them never fully came off. The glow-in-the-dark trend had a chokehold in the early 2000s, and we are happy to report that it's back in full force.

According to Glamour, Hailey Bieber showed off her stunning green and gold manicure on her Instagram Stories, surprising viewers when she revealed that the polish glowed in the dark. Since then, the nail trend has been popping up practically everywhere, and we definitely aren't mad about it. So get ready for good times and glowing manicures!

This classy manicure has a glowing surprise

If you thought that glow-in-the-dark nails were limited to simple designs and a few shades of green, think again. Instagram user @nailsbycillag proved that glow-in-the-dark art can be super classy too. In the light, you'd never know that her manicure could glow since you'd be too distracted by the stunning floral pattern and fun rhinestone detailing. But once the lights have dimmed, what was once merely an opaque gel polish is transformed into a magical blue. Talk about a glowing transformation! 

These glow-in-the-dark nails are practically on fire

The glow-in-the-dark trend isn't just for cool tones either. Just like a flickering flame, nail artist @embellishnailss turns up the heat by showing off her intricate manicure. This super fun look is incredible in both forms, but in the darkness, the details of their artistry really shine through. We love how the glowing polish turns the different symbols on her nails into a kind of silhouette, further showcasing her personal style in any lighting.

This glowing manicure is what dreams are made of

We can't get enough of this glow-in-the-dark take on the viral star-nail trend. Nail artist @cdanails posted her take on the glowing manicure trend, and the results have us seeing stars — literally. The intricate detailing in the cloud art, glimpsed just behind the pastel-colored stars in the daytime, is dreamy. But at night, the celestial shapes become the stars of the show, glowing that nostalgic shade of green that we all know and love. 

What's more romantic than a glowing heart?

This manicure is more than meets the eye. TikTok user @nailartbyjen shared her seemingly simplistic design made up of sparkling pink hearts that shimmer in the light. But when they dim, these hearts become brighter than ever thanks to holographic gel polish. This manicure is the perfect choice for a special date night out since, even in dimly lit mood lighting, your love will shine through.

Keep the nostalgia train running with these glow-in-the-dark lava lamp nails

Some trends grow beyond their time and become iconic no matter what decade they're in. This is especially true for the ultimate symbol of a psychedelic good time: The lava lamp. Nail tech @miaminailstudio shared her groovy nail design on TikTok, showcasing step-by-step how she created this glow-in-the-dark masterpiece. She mixed a florescent gel polish with a translucent powder that turns any nail color into a glowing sensation. With just a few strokes of her brush, her nails are transformed into tiny lava lamps.