Sunday, 27 February 2011

Half Moon Nail Tutorial

Thanks to Stephanie  I managed to find some manicure stickers so I could have a go and creating some half moon nails.  I decided on Models Own Gold Rush for the moons and Black Magic for the rest of the nail.

 Nailene Perfect Tips nail stickers Models Own Black Magic & Gold Rush

 Firstly I roughly painted the 'moon' area of my nails using Gold Rush.  I did a couple of coats to get good coverage.

I stuck the nail stickers over Gold Rush to protect it and provide a clean line for painting Black Magic over the rest of my nail

 After two coats they looked like this

 When dry I peeled off the stickers and added a topcoat

Voila!

I really like the idea of these but would like them to be more curved which the nail tip stickers cannot do.  I am going to get some of the ring binder reinforcers and give those a go to see if they can create the curve I am looking for.  I am defo going to use these stickers to create some leopard tips soon!

I have been feeling terrible all day so am currently snuggled up on the sofa watching The Fresh Prince and keeping warm in this cosy New Look cardigan:


Cardigan: New Look

Although I adore this cardigan it is no where near as versatile as this one which goes with almost everything.  I have only managed to team this one with black dresses so far as its's such a strong colour.  I would really like one of these in navy and another in black if you fancy making them please New Look?!

22 comments:

  1. Your nails look amazing! Im going t ohave to try this!

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  2. I think they look awesome :) I've tried this before, but just free-hand and I always get tons of compliments! (but mine are a little bit more messy than urs!!) x

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  3. I've been looking for a cardi in that colour to wear with my cream lace dress, it looks amazing!
    Your nails lookk fab, good colour combination. We have those little circle stickers in work but they must be 10 years old and nobody uses them, might ask if I can have them :)
    xx

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  4. Ohh I love those! I'm going to have to try that sometime! :) xx

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  5. omg they look awesome. defo going to try and do it myself! i've just ventured into the land of polka dots so it seems like the next step haha xo

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  6. I'm gonna do mine right now! Except I only have sparkly black so that'll have to do. or I could maybe use navy and red and go nautical! Could you try sticking the tips on the other way around to make them more moon shaped or would that not work? I did leopard tips yesterday and they're so easy and look so good!
    I too want the New Look cardy in every colour, I'm so tempted to buy the cream one again from the Tall section so it's even more 'boyfriend', hmmm.
    Hope you're feeling better soon lovely xxx

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  7. Def trying this! gonna get some stickers tomorrow, they look fab! xx

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  8. They look awesome! Really good result.

    I love that New Look cardigan so much - I keep seeing it in-store but just can't afford it at the moment :( I love how chunky and thick it is, and I love the rusty orange colour.

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  9. Your nails look great! I really should make much more effort with my nail art, I just think my nails are too small - I have child hands, it's like a curse sometimes. I really want to try black nails with matte half moons, as I can just paint over them if it all goes to pot!

    Penny x

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  10. That looks great, I've been meaning to get some of those stickers. I had a little try with tape before but it was too sticky and peeled off some of the nail varnish underneath!

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  11. they look wicked! did not even know these stickets exsisted and if i had longer nails i would defo be doing the same! fake nail time i think..haha!

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  12. your nails look great! so neat and the colours you've used look great together :) hope you're feeling better soon xx

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  13. They look so nice! Def gonna have to try this out. I am so boring with my nails - I don't think I've EVER done nail art on them! Feel better soon, lovely! x

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  14. ooh I love the gold & black together - very sophisticated! I might have to try this. Hope you feel better soon - nothing beats a day spent on the settee doing absolutely nothing though ahhhh.

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  15. Sarah your nails look increeeedible- i'mma have to get me some of those strips..fast!xxx

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  16. Scotch tape is the best for this!

    I like the black and gold combination :) xo

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  17. Good job on the half moons they look amazing xx

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  18. Your nails look amazing! I never thought of using those stickers for that! I think I'm going to experiment with some masking tape and stripes! Thanks for posting this :) Xx

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  19. love the halfmoon nails- great choice of colours. need to buy some manicure stickers, the line is so clean cut! x

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  20. They look great, I'll be interested to see how the ring binder experiment turns out xx

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  21. Love the nails, so pretty.

    Whilst I love nail varnish I'm yet to try any Model's Own polishes- much to my shame. Must pick some up soon

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