Today is half moons! This one was kind of hard because I went through a couple ideas and they didn't look very good when I did them. I almost trashed this one, but I'm actually feeling it at the moment.
I've only done half moons a couple of times, but I like doing the traditional one where the nail is bare underneath. The two times that I did it before when I was in the process of coming up with ideas, I did the one with two colors. I don't know why, but those never come out good for me. I should probably practice those. Anyways, onto the half moons!
Sinful Colors Starfish
Wet n Wild's French White Creme
China Glaze's Fairy Dust
For these half moon nails, you're going to need reinforcements. If you don't have those, you can always do it freehand as well. After I put on my base coat, I placed the reinforcements on my nails. You want to place them near the bottom of your nails. To make it a little easier on myself, I cut the reinforcements in half. You don't have to do this if you don't want to.
Next, I painted Sinful Colors Starfish onto the nail. With this design, you want to get a color that's opaque in one coat to make it easier. Once you paint all the nails, wait a minute and then peel off the reinforcements.
Once the polish is dry, you can either leave it or add to it. I decided to add to it because it brings it out more. For the stripes, I used my detail/striper brush. With the brush, I made thin white lines to cover the pink. Finally, I painted one coat of China Glaze's Fairy Dust for some sparkle and then a top coat to finish it off.
These are kind of girly, but I really like them! The stripes really bring out this design. I will definitely try this out again soon.
What do you think of this design? Tomorrow is galaxy nails!
Until next time!