I Got Half-Mooned

The closer the Christmas time the sparklier and more festive nail polishes I tend to wear. I’ve already done a talk-through tutorials on Christmas nail art here, but today I’m going to share with you something more wearable and easier to do (and faster – yay!) – a.k.a. half-moon manicure.You can even convince you mum trying this out since it looks mature and sophisticated. Well, at least my mom found that design very interesting and tempting.

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You will need: 2 nail polishes of complimenting shades, top coat and either a french manicure tapes or some reinforcement stickers.

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Step 1: apply 2 coats of desired glitter / shimmer nail polish (my option is OPI ‘My Favorite Ornament’) on all of your nails and let them dry completely (at least 30 minutes) before you applying stickers cause you may ruin the whole base

Step 2: place the stickers on all of you nails mimicking the shape of the moon and press them pretty firmly to avoid any leaking underneath

Step 3: paint the top half with dark blue (I’m using INM in Dark Navy) until desired opacity or as I did – 2 coats

Step 4: after you are done with you final coat on the final nail you can start pulling of the sticker – remember to be gentle. I mean it

Step 5: apply a shiny top coat

This half-moon design is very versatile not just in terms of color combinations but in terms of texture combinations. You may stick with one shade family just one is glitter and the other is pure cream. You can even have one liquid sand and cream. You see, tons of recreations.

What color would you choose for your half-moon manicure? Need some inspiration for later on!

-S

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