Thursday, January 10, 2013

31 Day Challenge, day 18: Half Moons


Hi everybody! I'm on day 18 of the 31 Day Challenge and today I'd like to show you half moons, something I haven't shared on this blog before. Not surprising given the fact I've only done half moon manis twice so far. Time to change that, because working on it this time reminded me of how fun it is!
With this challenge I also rediscovered my love for OPI Russian Navy. It has that subtle red/pink shimmer which gives this navy polish a nice something extra to look at. I used two coats of it to freehand the half moon gaps and then I filled in the bare gaps with pieces of silver glitter using a dotting tool. I know they're just plain silver glitter, but from a distance I swear they're like little diamonds. Almost like jewellery on my nails and it actually makes me feel a bit posh, haha!
Have you tried half moon manis yet?

28 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever done a half moon mani but I love yours! The silver glitter was a really clever idea and is a nice alternative to silver foil :)

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  2. awesome!! ^^ I loved this OPI! :)

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  3. This is the prettiest half moon I have ever seen. I haven't done one, but yours is making me rethink that!

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  4. I love this half moon mani, it's so elegant and unique

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  5. Wow!!! This mani is so pretty. Love the color combos and the design. It looks so elegant and classy. Love it!

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  6. Beautiful! I like the colors of the polish ;)

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  7. The navy and silver look really glegant together. Great idea to use glitters to fill the half moon :)

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  8. Lovely those half moon mani's. I'm a fan.

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  9. Pretty! I have tried half moon manis, but it didnt work with my nails.

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  10. The Silver glitter was a good idea, because it's so lovely with the Navy color. Gorgeous Work!

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  11. These are so pretty! I like the idea of filling the gap in with some glitz!

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  12. Hello, I'm usually a silent reader, but today I had to say that I love your many, the colors are so beautiful.

    I love half moon manies, they are so elegant. I found this tutorial a while ago, I don't know if you are already aware of this technic, but it makes it sooo much easier.

    http://www.thecherryblossomgirl.com/nails-tutorial/12559/

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  13. Wow, Russian Navy is GORGEOUS! I never noticed that subtle pink/red shimmer before - it really shows on your pinkie in the second photo! Great half moon mani!

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  14. This is beautiful! I love the idea of using glitter polish in this way, i may have to have a go at this one myself! x x x

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  15. This is amazing! SOOO elegant and classy. I can only imagine how diamond-y they look =)
    I've never done half moons before. I should do that!

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  16. i love that you used glitter for the half moon! really pretty

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  17. I've tried the half moon thing ONE time and it wasn't that good. I used hole reinforcement stickers and I think I didn't get them stuck that well... This looks so so pretty!

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  18. I like the dark blue, very beautiful color! You gave me the inspiration to do a half moon manicure on my own fingers!

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  19. I actually did half moons on my nails, even for New Year. I love them! Your design is simple but classy! Love it!

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  20. I was going to get rid of Russian Navy as I never wear it but this post has just made me want to keep it! xx

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  21. what you spend on finishing nail that looks like a layer of glass?

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    1. Hi Xá e Eddy, thanks for your question. A good topcoat will give that perfect glossy finish! I'd recommend Seche Vite or Sally Hansen Insta-Dry. :)

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  22. Oh my good, It looks like segregatory biurowe or something like that.

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