Saturday, 10 November 2012

31DC2012: Day 18 Half Moons

For day 18 of the challenge, we have to create half moon manicures. This is another day that I've been really looking forward to since I saw this half gradient, half half moon creation at Globe and Nail. I stole the Purple and Green colour combination from last year's Day 18 manicure! I never know what to pair with green except for more green. Then my brain always skips to 'What's green?' Grass and HULK... 'What colour does he wear?' PURPLE!

You can see Christina's Half Moon Manicure here and Rie's is here!



I used Essie Navigate Her as my base colour and applied a coat of Seche Vite to make it dry quickly.
Next I stuck Hole Reinforcers to my nails at the cuticle to mark off the half moon shape before creating a gradient with Julep Anne and a little more Navigate Her (gradient tutorial here).
Finally, I used a nail art brush with a bit of Julep Anne just to fill any any gaps on the moons and topped it off with two coats of Seche Vite.




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41 comments:

  1. Love the effect that is created with only a few colours but a lot of techniqes :)

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  2. aww I really like this mani. You do such a wonderful job with the gradient. I can never get it right.

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  3. Love this version of half-moons

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  4. Gorgeous!!

    I tried half moons last night and this morning, and I think my fingernails are too tiny.. lol.

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  5. Nifty! I love the half moon with gradient look, it's not quite as stark as the regular half moon.

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  6. I love this, the colour combination is so cute :)

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  7. So awesome, great choice of colours :)

    Jazz x

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  8. Love the difference from regular half moons and the colors.

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  9. This was such a good design idea! Will probably try this out some day too, so beautiful! :)

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  10. Really awesome, loving the color combo!

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  11. Such a pretty twist to combine two popular manicure styles. These look great Sammy :)

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  12. I absolutely love this mani! It truly is stunning. Very very beautiful!

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  13. gradient half moons?!?! you just blew my mind!!

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  14. Whaa I've never seen this look before! So awesome. I'll definitely be trying it (and crediting you of course!)

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  15. Omg. I am so in <3 with this!

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  16. Beautiful! Perfectly made :) Love this!

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  17. that gradient is possibly the best i've ever seen!

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  18. Gosh your gradients are always so perfect! I'm usually too lazy to use your method, I just like to sponge on the second color...but I think I really need to try your method if the gradients always come out like this!

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  19. So pretty! Your nails are perfect haha x

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