Luminous Candyfloss

Luminous Candyfloss

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This is such a clever (but silly) idea I am surprised not to have seen it before.

Some smart marketing person has taken the light-up colour-changing sticks you see waved around at concerts, and used them in place of the normal wooden stick for candyfloss. The result – a fabulous treat which glows a rainbow of luminous colours, perfect for evening events and dark places.

We saw these on sale in the aquarium complex on Sentosa, and the stall was doing a roaring trade. Not a bad deal for S$6, after which you get to keep the stick!

Glow in the Dark Tattoos

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It was impossible to take a photo of these in action, but I can tell you that they work really well. Like all transfers, you cut them to size, apply to the skin and soak off the protective paper with water.

Although they are technically invisible in the daylight, you can see the shiny plastic backing sticking to your skin if you look closely enough. In the dark, however, they glow brightly, and last for well over a week if you are careful what toiletries you use… oil-based skin lotions or bath products will remove them right away, which would be a waste.

We bought these on Takeshita dori for ¥600. Daughter #2 went out carousing wearing the necklace and bracelet versions, I simply lay in bed and admired mine in the dark.


Glow in the Dark Mask

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This must count as one of those ‘what will they think of next’ products, because apart from the novelty value I can’t think how this particular feature can possibly improve your complexion. But it was too cool to leave on the shelf at Korean beauty store Missha, (especially at the bargain price of S$3.90 a mask) and it was hilarious to try.

This sheet-style mask comes in bat, butterfly and spider patterns, which are simply black and white as you take them out of the packet, but glow with luminous green lines patterns if you switch off the light.

The company says the fluorescent effect is harmless to the skin and ‘makes the face look pretty’, whilst the hyaluronic acid and propolis in the liquid which soaks the mask are there to firm up and moisturise the skin.

I had a lot of fun with this, although it proved to be impossible to take a decent photo of the glowing patterns in the dark. The bat shape and hands on the fabric were picked out in green, whilst a collection of stars and witches filled the gaps in yellow. I left it stuck on the bathroom wall, and had to get up in the night to close the door because the shapes were scarily visible.

Oh, and it also made my skin feel really smooth, so I will be buying this mask again.

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