Monday, August 1, 2011

Tutorial: The Half Moon Manicure

I've really been enjoying the vintage half moon manicure lately, and so I thought I'd pass on a little how to!


What you'll need:

(I use a nail oil first but you don't have to)
a base coat
the color of choice
a top coat
hole punch enforcers (found at Walmart but you can get them any where)
nail polish remover 
cue tips


1. Put the base coat on and let it dry well. Then cut the little stickers in half (I like to cut them in half because it makes them more manageable) and put them at the base of the nail on both hands.

I put them fairly high up because I like a little bit bigger half moon, but if you wanted a more subtle half moon just make sure they are further down. 


2. Paint on two nice thick coats of your color. 

 3. Make sure the polish is completely dry or you'll get icky smudges. Peel off the stickers and if you have goops, just remove them with the nail polish remover and a cue tip.




4. After you've cleaned them up put a nice top coat on and TA DA! You have a lovely half moon manicure.


If you want to put on a complimentary color underneath just put a coat on before you put the stickers on, but make sure the polish is super dry before you put the stickers on or they will pull off the color.


xo,
 Em

43 comments:

  1. This is a fab idea, I am going to try this one! Thanks for sharing :)

    xx
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  2. Great idea!!
    I'm following you!! And you? :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) Really! :)
    kiss,yumiKo

    yumikontheworld.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh this looks cool :D
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.
    You have a lovely blog ♥

    http://www.thechao5.blogspot.com

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  4. Great tutorial! I've been longing to try this for so long!

    http://myfashioninsider.blogspot.com/

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  5. adorei! no momento estou com unhas de joaninha! Adorei o blog, você é linda. beijo

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  6. Thanks for this tutorial! I've been wanting to try this for a while but had no idea how. I can't wait to try this later.

    I love your blog, too. Consider me a new follower :)

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  7. I have been dying to try the half moon! Thanks for the tips!
    And how gorgeous are you? Love your style!
    Thank you so much for stopping by just fab and leaving lovely comments!
    Cheryl

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  8. I wish I had the patience to do this, it always comes out so lovely :)

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  9. this is so pretty! i will give it a try!

    thank you for your sweet comment! =)

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  10. Okay sooo love this! What a great idea I've been trying to figure out this manicure forever!

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  11. Awesome!!! I am definitely trying this....

    Julie Del @ J.Bird

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  12. i MIGHT just have to try this! what a cool idea! :) thanks for the inspiration!

    xx

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  13. Hole punch enforcers! That's what I meant when I was trying to explain it! Hehe.

    I love this look, I'll have to try it out soon! Thank you for the great tutorial~ ♥

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  14. OMG! nice idea =)) I will try it.. am a new follower here.. check out my blog and follow me too if you like =))

    http://sittieinthecity.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for sharing!! <3 Gonna try it one day :)

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  16. Great post!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  17. wow cute post!!
    thanks so mch for your comment!
    if u want we can follow each other!!
    have a great day!

    www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

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  18. you have such LOVELY outfits...

    yes the HALF MOON is so COOL

    CHANEL actually brought to trend while showcasing their models on the runway:)

    do drop by my BLOG at

    http://street-chic-blahhhhh.blogspot.com/

    tata xoxoxo

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  19. This is really great! I tryed it once, long long time ago, but I think I should definitely do it again! :)
    Great blog! Following from now on! ;)
    xx,K.

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  20. if i had nails i would do this. :P
    but, my fingers are short and chubby..
    wonderful tutorial though!!!

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  21. love the half moon manicure! looks great!
    xx

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  22. I'm going to try this. So simple - I love it!

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  23. I will do it one day, it's really pretty !
    :)

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  24. This is fabulous! Thanks for the tips, I am going to try it out.

    p.s, thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog. would you like us to follow each other?

    http://alexandriajz.blogspot.com

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  25. I'm SO head over heels for the half moon manicure, looks like a definite must try. AND I'm smitten with your ring, it looks like an antique, just lovely. xx veronika

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  26. Awe, so cute! Great idea. Thank you for the sweet comment!
    xo, Elsie

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  27. Awesome DIY! I really feel like painting my nails for the fist time in years now ^^ although I don't own any nailpolish... x

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  28. THOSE ARE SO....CUTE! thanks for stopping by!!!! I'm following you now....follow back??
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)xx

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  29. Looks great! I need to work on my patience--I have such a hard time waiting for polish to dry.

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  30. So cute! Definitely want to try this! along with home-painted leopard print nails! :)

    brea-marie.blogspot.com

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  31. What an adorable look! Thanks so much for sharing this! I will definitely try it!

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  32. fantastic nails! you did a great job. im absolutely loving your blog, and style, will follow you :)

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  33. thanks for the comment! great tutorial, im definitely going to try this

    http://www.woodenheartbeat.blogspot.com/

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  34. that is so cute! I have to try it one day! :D

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  35. awesome post..i have to try this soon!

    following you now ;)

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  36. Thanks for this great tutorial! I can't wait to try it! xoxo

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