Glowing Drip Nails STEP 1⃣ Apply your glow polish as your base color. Let dry. STEP 2⃣ Using black polish/paint, sketch out the outline for the paint drops. I found it best to make it a little bigger than you might think, because you are filling in the negative space with black and you can't make the drops bigger once you've made your outline. STEP 3⃣ With your black polish/paint, fill in the negative space around the drops. STEP 4⃣ Finish with a clear top coat and watch yourself glow!