While it shouldn't be reserved exclusively for Halloween, glow-in-the-dark fun lends itself nicely to Oct. 31 festivities. In honor of the upcoming holiday, we've found a slew of toys, gear, room decor, and more that continues to delight even after lights-out. Click through and find some of our favorite glowing goodies to add a bit of after-dark excitement to your kids' playtime, bedtime, or any time!
If I had some serious cash to drop on workout gear, I'd buy something from Stella McCartney's new glow-in-the-dark range for Adidas. It's seriously hot! The jacket, shorts, and running shoes feature a bold glow-in-the-dark leopard print, which is a perfect example of fashion meeting function.
Stella tells Vogue UK:
"Running is one of our most popular categories and for me to make it have its own point of view is really key. I think that we did it this season in a direct way by looking at glow-in-the-dark. When you are running in an urban environment, you need to feel safe, when people can see you coming and stand out, especially in winter when it gets dark earlier. But at the same time we used it on a leopard print, so it's not so masculine and graphic."
The line is primarily made from breathable and weather-resistant polyester for the wearer's all-weather needs. Would you wear this line?
If you saw Ke$ha's performance of "Your Love Is my Drug" on SNL over the weekend, you know what I'm talking about. Glow-in-the-dark makeup has been showing up all over: the Black Eyed Peas wear it in their "I Gotta Feeling" video, Australian singer Sia has been known to use it in performances, and a new DKNY 20th anniversary video features a model dancing around in it.
Black light was huge back in the '80s, and in fashion, everything old eventually becomes new again. If I were going out, I think I'd definitely wear Ke$ha's red lipstick—it would look cool and it's pretty wearable. There's also black light eye shadow, temporary hair color, and nail polish. So what do you think? Is this a trend you'll be trying, or do you think it should stay back in 1984 with frizz perms and single earrings?
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Once upon a vacation, I was rushing to get back to my room from the lobby. It was dark, I was being attacked by mosquitoes, and needed cover ASAP. Everyone removed their flip-flops and sandals at the entrance, so there were always lonely mates waiting for their owners. I slipped on some flip-flops and raced to my bungalow. The next morning I realized I grabbed the wrong flips. I put them back, but then they sat there for days. Luckily, I found mine. I felt bad. This all could have been prevented had my flip-flops had solar energy and glowed in the dark. I present to you Havaianas "Cool" glow-in-the-dark flip-flops ($28). May each traveler be reunited with their loyal flips.
Who isn't looking to spice things up in the bedroom? We've all tried new sexual positions (remember those Kamasutra Condoms?) and we've also tried having sex in different places in the house. We've even talked about incorporating food into our lovemaking sessions. Well, what about trying a more playful condom?
I just came across these Night Light Condoms, which glow in the dark after being exposed to light for 30 seconds. Sounds fun, doesn't it? Not only will these add some extra flair to your intimate time in the bedroom, but these Night Light condoms are also FDA-approved for preventing pregnancy and protecting against STIs.
You can order Night Light condoms individually ($1.99 each) or you can buy them in packs of three, 12, 24, 48, or even 144. Wow — that's a lot of glow-in-the-dark loving going on.
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Go the extra mile this Halloween and make a statement with one of the four ghostly and ghastly OPI polishes in the Glow Out Nail Collection. These mini-sized haunting hues are bright and bold—and one of the colors even glows in the dark!
Inside the package you'll also find 30 bat and moon decals perfect for creating your own unique nail look. The colors included are:
- Jack's Back - A jack-o-lantern orange experience.
- Boo-Berry - A glow-in-the-dark blue!
- Witch Way - You won't go wrong with witch-hat black
- Cool Ghoul - Be the hottest ghost in town!
It's all very Casper, but is it chic, too? Tell me what you think of these "boo-tiful" shades.
Check out these super-fly glow-in-the-dark nail polishes ($6) by Creative Nail Design. The long-lasting lacquer is available in 109 gorgeous shades ranging from sheer pink to opaque jet black; however, there is a special set of four funky disco-inspired colors that glow under black light!
The colors are Danceteria (fuchsia), Dance USA (tomato), Studio 54 (purple) and Limelight (clear with iridescent glitter). This is the ultimate statement for a night out. Also, if you're into cosmetics suited for clubbing, then you will love this awesome mascara and lip gloss, which have lights built in!