Thursday, 2 August 2012

Nail Art: Half Moon Mani


You can't really go wrong with a half moon mani because it's such a classic, and this colour combo is one of my faves. The red is Asiatique by MAC & the nude is Nude Beige by Models Own. I did it by starting with the red, and, once they were dry, (I may have sneaky cheated & painted a coat of Seche Vite on to help them along), I used french tip guide strips (you can pick these up dead cheap, I think I got mine in Poundland!) to tape off the area that I wanted to paint nude & just painted them below the guide strip. Once the nude is dry (or as dry as your patience will let you- although don't try & take them off too early because it will be sticky & smudge), I finished with a glossy top coat, Seche Vite is my favourite because it dries so quickly & leaves such a glossy finish.

It's a really easy way to get a nice smooth line, although I have seen ring reinforcement stickers used as well which is quite clever if you can't get your hands on some guide strips.

6 comments:

  1. This is really pretty. Hey I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Going for an interview today to teach painting classes. Fingers Crossed!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Ha, glad it's not just me- good luck for your interview, sounds like a fun job x

      Delete
  2. I love the colors!! Looks great.

    ReplyDelete
  3. loving this, how cool
    Thanks for the great comments!

    xo Jessica
    www.newlyloved.com

    ReplyDelete