Thursday, December 29, 2011

{Beauty} Gorgeous Nails for New Years Eve - The Half Moon Manicure

We have been seeing this edgy manicure everywhere...the half moon manicure. We love it! Get this Gorgeous look for your New Years Eve Party. Try it in different colors...instead of the navy pictured...try silver and and black...or a two tone gold and silver! Tutorial and links below.


photos credit: kristin ess +

Silver metallic or glitter polish
Navy polish
10 reinforcement stickers
Clear top coat

1. Start with clean, bare nails that have been filed.

2. Apply 1 to 2 coats of the silver polish (depending on the coverage of the polish). Be sure to paint your whole nail. If the color ends up showing through the navy polish it will just add a little sparkle, but it is important to have a smooth first layer. Let the polish dry for at least 30 minutes. It is important your nails are dry before placing the reinforcement stickers on them or else the stickers will peel off the polish and you will have to start all over again.

3. Once nails are completely dry, place a reinforcement sticker on each nail with the outside of the sticker mimicking the shape of the moon of your nail. Cutting a slit in each sticker will allow the stickers lay more evenly on each nail. You can decide what size you would like the moons to be, but it is important that the size stay consistent across all your nails for it to look right. Once they are all placed where you would like them, apply pressure to each making sure they are secure to your nail.

4. Now paint the top half or your nail with 2 coats of navy blue polish. Let this coat dry for at least 10 mins.

5. Once that’s dry, carefully pull the reinforcement stickers off of each nail.

6. Finish with a clear top coat.

Get all of the details via The beauty department here!

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