For as long as I can remember doing my nails, I've used the half moon manicure as my default "fancy" mani. It's a great classic look and I prefer it to a classic manicure because you don't necessarily need to have long or consistent lengths of nails to get this look.
I usually freehand this look but here's an easy & foolproof method that won't require a steady hand! Here's the look we're going for:
- two colours of nail polish
- top coat
- paper reinforcement stickers
Start with your base colour that you want on the half moon of your nails
grab your paper reinforcement stickers. These are a basic school supply that you can find at any office store. They only cost a couple dollars for a few hundred.
When your nails are completely dry, stick a sticker on each of your nails. position them carefully so that you have nice even sized 'moons'
Paint on your other colour!
Peel the stickers off & top coat
& there you go! An easy way to get a perfect half moon manicure :)
Some of you had some general nail polish questions for me, so I'm working on some tutorials on nail polish basics for you guys for next Monday!