Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NAIL ART -- Barbie Inspired Half-Moon Mani



Hey everyone! Today I have a super girly tutorial for you that I'm SO in love with. I've been lusting over half-moon manis for a while now and finally decided to give one a try. Chris picked out my color combination and I have to say it looks amazing! If Barbie did her nails.. I think they'd look like this!

PRODUCTS USED:
  • Pure Ice -- Love
  • Pure Ice -- Pink Ice
  • Zoya -- Ali
  • Sinful Colors -- Forget Now
  • Hole Reinforcements
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco Striper -- Silver Glitter
  • 1mm Clear Rhinestones
  • Dotting Tool
  • NYC Quick Dry Top Coat

HOW I DID IT:
  1. I painted my nails one coat of Love, followed by one coat of Pink Ice. 
    • These coats don't have to be even because you'll be covering up 3/4 of your nail with the other colors.
  2. After applying a layer of quick dry top coat, I took the hole reinforcements and stuck them on my hand first to remove some of the excess stickiness, then placed them on the top third of my nails.
  3. Then I painted 1 coat of Ali on my nails and immediately removed the stickers.
  4. I gave my nails a minute to dry, flipped the stickers around and layered a coat of Forget Now over Ali and then removed the stickers again.
  5. Then I used the Silver Glitter striper to line the edge of the half-moon.
  6. On my ring fingers, I applied a layer of top coat and used my dotting tool to apply 1 mm clear rhinestones instead of the silver striper.
  7. I finished with a layer of top coat.
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And that's it! Quick and easy nail art that's super trendy for fall. Have you tried half-moon manis yet? If not, do you plan to?

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