For this mani I used two coats of Essie Lollipop (the moons) as a base coat and then freehanded on Essie Bordeaux, a deep maroon, for the rest. I used a nail art brush first for the crisp line and a bit of filling, then I used the brush from inside the bottle for the rest. I had to use about 3 coats of Bordeaux to get it looking opaque so there was a huge bump where the colours meet!I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite which did a little to smooth out the bump but not much. I need to think a bit further ahead next time I do a half moon and make sure I pick a top colour that's opaque in one coat!
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