Glow in the dark top coats - blue, teal, green, purple
Blue, teal, green and purple glow in the dark top coats - applies clear, semi-matte, slightly rough but not gritty. No base coat or top coat required unless a shiny finish is wanted. One coat is sufficient for a good glow color - two coats for very strong glow. Please charge for a good five minutes (see notes about glow in the dark polish).
If you are buying multiple glow in the dark top coats please double check your cart/order to make sure the right colors and sizes are listed (and contacting email@example.com if any changes need to be made).
Base color: clear, slightly yellowish/very sheer
Finish: semi matte
Glows: blue/teal/green/purple glow in the dark (you pick)
Roughness: smooth, shiny
# coats: 1-3 coats
Top Coat: not required except for increased wear
Staining: does not stain
Vegan & cruelty free: yes
3-Free (formaldehyde, toluene, DBP free): yes
***IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT GLOW IN THE DARK POLISH***
Please apply at least two coats of glow in the dark polishes for strongest glow (one coat for medium). Top coat does not affect the glow strength but storing the bottle in the dark is highly recommended (the pigment breaks down when exposed to UV light for a long time, so as with most polishes, store in a cool, dry, safe place).
CHARGING: Glow polishes charge at different wavelengths depending on what colors it glows, all of them charging very, very poorly in light that is far away from the UV spectrum (indoor yellow incandescent lights). The closer they are to wavelengths present in sunshine (UVA light wavelengths, 425-250nm for blue/green/teal) the faster they charge and stronger they glow.
Recommended charging light sources, in order of strongest to weakest:
- black light (UV) light bulbs and laser pointers with blacklight option (2x faster than the other sources)
- natural direct sunlight (not through window)
- indoor compact fluorescent (or similar) lightbulb that has a full spectrum (4000K-6000k range)
NOT recommended sources:
- full spectrum lights of all sorts
- incandescent (yellow) lights
- other fluorescent lights
- LEDs (very weak energy)
I recommend only the top THREE sources to charge with (blacklight takes 5-10seconds for full charge) and about a minute to charge it. Five minutes in black light or ten minutes in sunlight or full spectrum compact fluorescent charges the polish *maximally* - polish will then glow very strongly for 10 minutes, strongly for 45 minutes, and then slowly fade to a medium glow for 90min or so. After that point it will be at a low-medium glow for hours.
Green: charges fast, glows very bright, decays fastest after 60min.
Teal: charges medium, glows medium bright, decays slowest, and will be brightest after 60min, longer faint afterglow than green (2-3hours, still glowing faintly).
Blue: charges slowest (2x slower than green), glows medium bright, decays medium, will be as bright as green after 60min, will keep glowing faintly at same rate as teal and maybe a tiny bit longer at a fainter light.
Purple: charges a bit slower than blue, and glows much fainter. Please allow more time for Purple (and all non standard green/teal/blue/green-yellow glow in the dark polishes) to charge for it's full effect.
Indigo Bananas brand polishes are handmade from suspension base, thinner & related solvents, pure pigments, effect micas & flakes, and glitter. Polishes are made in batches, with weighed colorants and measured liquids, and batches are compared to previous testers. All finished polish colors have been tested for at least a month, with most having been under development for 3months+. Since this is a handmade product, there's a possibility that there will be slight batch variations, but I do my best to minimize them, both in appearance and performance.
Please shake before use, as the base used tends to 'gel' up, but should thin to a good consistency with a small amount of agitation. Please allow dry time between each coat of polish. Usage of a base coat & top coat is HIGHLY recommended to increase wear of all nail polish. I recommend using 3-Free top coats & base coat - and especially avoiding DBP (dibutyl phthalate, which disrupts hormone function), in all nail polish products.
The easiest way to remove glitter nail polish is to: soak a cotton pad in polish remover (or acetone), place it on your nail, wrap a piece of aluminum foil around your finger, wait 10 minutes, press and slide off the pad in one swipe (look up "glitter foil removal method" on youtube for some great videos). Please wipe cap off after use to prevent build up of polish. Polish can be thinned with nail polish thinner (ethyl/butyl acetate based, not acetone) if it is too thick or thickens up over time, with use.
Do not use near an open flame, while smoking, or while breathing fire or doing similar stunts sometimes seen done by street performers. Not to be used to put out cigarettes. Store in a cool, dark location. Use in a well ventilated area when applying nail polish, and do not use as an inhalant. For external use only.
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl, Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Silica, N-Butyl Alcohol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Violet 2. may contain: ultramarines, iron oxides, chromium oxides, lake dyes (batch certified), mica, glitter.
Items are shipped via USPS (First Class or Priority). A tracking number is provided for all orders automatically, sent to the e-mail on file with the order, once an order is processed. There may be a delay between order processing and package pickup/drop off as well as a lag in tracking information showing up. Generally first class and international tracking may not update at every point but Priority Mail does. Non USPS shipping methods do update properly. If you do not receive a tracking number after an order has shipped, or if tracking seems to be to the wrong part of the country please contact us asap.
For USPS First Class mail shipping:
Please allow up to 7 days for processing an order and dropping it off, occasionally a bit longer after sales or launches. Orders generally go out faster but exceptions do happen, as IB is a one person operation at the moment. Delivery time for first class packages within the US is 4-7 days, but delays are not unusual with first class packages. Tracking info for first class USPS packages is often NOT accurate nor is it updated at every step of the way, and unfortunately USPS does not guarantee full tracking on first class packages. Delivery updates on first class packages are guaranteed - just not scanning at every step along the way. If you require accurate tracking, please consider choosing Priority mail upgrades. Packages weighing over 16oz go priority as a matter of course. Packages qualifying for free shipping may go in separate first class packages.
For USPS Priority mail shipping:
Please let us know if the order has a deadline or is urgent in any way. Otherwise orders go out in around in the same processing speed as other orders. However priority mail packages usually get processed quickly at our local post office (same day), and they fully update tracking info at each step of the way. Delivery time for priority mail within the US is 2-3 days.
For international orders:
These generally go First Class and processing time follows the domestic First Class guidelines above. Delivery time for first class international is very irregular - anywhere from five days to twenty days is normal. Tracking info for first class international is VERY inconsistent and often not scanned immediately but only scanned at customs or entering the delivery country and upon delivery. Priority mail is more consistent with both delivery times and tracking.
If you need a package sent out asap please contact us ahead of time or shortly after placing an order! If the order is a gift, let us know (in order comments). USPS First class shipping transit time takes between 3-5 days within the US at the quickest and 6-14 days internationally once it enters the system - with possible customs delays. All packages have delivery confirmation but packages are not always immediately or consistently scanned on every part of their route. Please allow at least 10 days for US shipments and 25 days for international shipments before contacting us about missing packages.
Any changes or delays in shipping will be announced on the front page, on the Indigo Bananas Facebook page, and at the top of the Indigo Bananas Etsy shop.
We do not have standard gift wrapping options available at this time, but plan to have it as an addon in the store in the future.If you wish to have something gift wrapped, or if an order is a gift and you would like a receipt omitted please contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're sorry, but at this time we cannot offer refunds, only replacement - in the case of incorrect item shipped, damaged items, or lost packages. If an order has not shipped and you need something changed please contact us asap.
As with anything, exceptions can be made, so for any other issues, please contact us at email@example.com and we will do our best to help you!
If you have any questions, the best way to contact us is to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
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