Monday, 14 January 2013

Maroon Half Moon

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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25 comments :

  1. I don't even really notice the 'bump' it's a pretty half moon mani. Lovely colours youve used here.x

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  2. Those colors are absolutely gorgeous together! Seems like it's pretty simple to do also, so I must give it a try very soon! :-)

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  3. Love these and the colour combo! Can't believe you did it freehand, serious skills :-) x

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  4. Looks so beautiful - I love the color combination

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  5. This is one of the few colored half-moons that I have actually liked. I think it's the color combination. I really love deep, rich reds, and I like that you kept the contrast fairly low.

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  6. great half moon mani! The colors work really well together

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  7. You are insanely talented, seriously everything you do is awesome.

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  8. I love this colour combo and I can't see any 'bump' here- perfect mani! :)

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  9. So pretty and so jelly-ish. Love that!

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  10. I don't see the bump either, but i love how squishy it looks and how the halfmoon line is crisp yet soft, i don't think one could achieve that using a one-coater for the top color :)

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  11. I had the same bumpy problem too! I used no top coat so it's crazily visible. Here http://nailartoverdose.blogspot.com/2012/12/just-old-half-moon-manicure-i-did-few.html

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  12. i wish i could master the half moon mani... this one looks great! love the colour combo xx

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  13. It looks like jelly, so gorgeous xx

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  14. Oh wow, I love the sheerness of this and the color combo. It's so sophisticated!!

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  15. Oh, I love this colour combination. I want chocolate-covered cherries now. Radiant! x

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  16. It's so simple yet so beautiful! The colours work really well together, you've nailed it yet again!

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  17. I LOVE these nails.. which leads me half to loving you and half to envying you.. dammn girl.
    <3 I am defffooo becoming a member.. can't wait to check out more. xxx

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  18. These colors look awesome!

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  19. such a pretty combination of colours...
    i havent tried this one yet, but like this it looks so cute...
    i might give it a shot:-)

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