Sunday, September 18, 2011

31 Day Challenge: Day 18

It's Half Moon Mani time!

Over the last few months I've gotten a few requests to do more half moon manis, and I really should try and do it more often because I love the way they look.
It is a very simple yet very chic look.


For this manicure I used China Glaze - For Audrey, and then Wet N - Wild Black Creme.

This is a retro look, "back in the day" it was not proper for a lady to cover her entire nail in nail polish, so a small half moon was left at the cuticle. What a strange tradition! But it translates now into a very cute design.
Of course, I prefer to do it in 2 colors instead of a polish-free section.


To get a perfect half moon manicure, you should use hole reinforcements!
Not sure what those are? They are the little O-shaped stickers you would use to reinforce punched holes in paper. You can get them really cheap at Walmart or any other store that carries stationary/paper supplies.

You simply line up one of the stickers where you want your moon to be, smooth it down, and paint the top section of the nail. You must remove the sticker before the polish dries to leave a crisp line, so do it one nail at a time!

For fun, I added a coat of China Glaze - Fairy Dust!


Fairy Dust over black almost looks like a galaxy! But galaxy nails is tomorrow's theme... Haha!


Too cute. I'm going to try to do this more often!

Keep your eye out for a second post from me today - I'm going to post some swatches I've been meaning to show you! :)

27 comments:

  1. very neat and crisp and colours go soo well together : ) and it is a strange tradition !

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  2. I love this color combo!! I've never tried this, so good thing this challenge will make me!

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  3. I've never tried moon mani but it looks really cool! I should try!

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  4. I love Fairy Dust... it is so amazing :-)

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  5. Ooh, it looks so great with the Fairy Dust.

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  6. Just bought a box of hole inforcers at office depot and they were buy one get one free! I think next will be half moon Mani themed lol! Love For Audrey and Fairy Dust!

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  7. Oh gosh I so have to try that out. The colour combination is to die for!

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  8. Very pretty!
    I went through a whole stage where I would wear nothing but dark polishes with Fairy Dust on top.. It's so pretty!

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  9. oooh i love this combo! the For Audrey is a great compliment to the black!!!

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  10. I LOVE the length of your nails here!

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  11. Very nice, I love it with Fairy Dust!

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  12. This looks so good! The colors together are really great. I lol'd on the inside over the whole ladies aren't proper with covered nails :P Kind of weird I think.

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  13. That color combination and perfect line are just stunning :)

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  14. Wonderful mani! So classic... And elegant... And totally awesome !!!!

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  16. Hello! I've moved my blog so I am reposting my comment from September...

    "This is really so pretty! I saw this as you posted it on Sunday and I attempted it :)

    If you want to have a look, here's the link to the post that I made: http://christinaalexia.blogspot.com/2011/09/half-moon-manicure-and-falling-up-stairs.html "

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