Thursday, January 20, 2011

Half Moon Mani

I've been seeing half moon manicures all over the place lately so I thought I'd try it out with my new Deborah Lippmann polish I reviewed last week, Dark Side of the Moon.

half moon manicure

Using my own half moon as a guide, I painted everything except the half moon at the base of my nail. It took several careful applications to shape a smooth half moon. If you mess up, dip a cotton tip in acetone and carefully remove the mistake. It may take several tries till you develop a technique that works for you. Just be patient--you CAN do this! ;) Repeat the same thing on every nail.

At this point you could seal it up with top coat or you could get a bit more creative. You could choose another polish to paint in the now-empty half moon space. or you could paint a thin line of a contrasting color along the edge of the half moon. Just a couple ideas, but feel free to come up with your own.

Give it a try and send photos of your results to me. If you do, I'll feature them on my blog!

Good luck!


Amber said...

there's another way you can do this. You can get avery circle labels, cut out a half mood shape, smooth it over nail, then paint around. Let the polish completely dry, and slowly peel off the label. I saw this on a youtube video. She did all sorts of combos of half moon mani's, and her nails looked really good. Guessing this might also be easier using nail art brushes for those like me with a very unsteady hand :)

Adiel | Rose Gold Lining said...

That's a great suggestion! Thanks!

Kristen said...

Cute! I have to try this!!