Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Trend Alert: Half Moon Manicure


I never go a day without polish on my fingers and toes- I literally believe that I would not be able to function without my nails painted a pretty hue. If you haven't figured this out by now, and it is quite obvious, I love new nail colors, trends, and styles, which leads me to the topic of this post: The half moon (reverse french) manicure!

This is a new trend that has been emerging on the runways and seen on many celebrities. I love a good french manicure- it is timelessly classy, simple, and chic; however, I think that this new half moon mani puts a fun spin on the old classic, while still maintaining the class of a french manicure.

Although this look may seem difficult to create on your own at home, it is actually quite simple. The only additional thing you need (other than a nail base, nail polish, and a top coat) is something to create the "half-moon" style with- This can be done with french manicure guide stickers (you can purchase these at any drug store or beauty supply store) or with 3 ring binder stickers (these usually come with a binder, so you may have them laying around your house- they are stickers used to fix the paper tear of a ripped page in your 3 ring binder)- picture seen above & below this paragraph.

Once you have these materials, creating a half moon manicure is quite simple: First, paint your nails with a base coat. Then paint your entire nail with a coat of the color you want the 'half moon' at the bottom to be- be sure to paint the ENTIRE nail to create an even surface; however, the polish can be thinner at the tip of the nail (1-2 coats). Wait for this polish to dry and then apply the stickers to the 'half moon' bottom of your nail to create your desired half moon shape. Paint above the half moon sticker with your desired color (2 coats). After this is completely dry, remove the stickers, and VOILA! There is your fabulous half moon manicure! Seal in this gorgeous style by layering on a top coat, and you're done!

The half moon manicure is so chic, posh, and sophisticated. What I love most about this style is that it reminds me of old Hollywood, and in certain colors (especially bright red) the style brings me back to the 1940's days of pure classic glamour. Give the half moon manicure a try and experiment with this fabulous & classic trend! Enjoy!

Stay Fabulous xoxo
~Miss Glamour Giirl

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the binder sticker tip, what a fantastic idea!

    I love the Reverse French nail style; I’m a sucker for 1920s-30s (interwar) fashion, and keep seeing this nail style popping up in pictures from the period. Now I can get the whole look ---{@

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  2. great idea! i guess u can also use those smiley face stickers haha awesome!

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  3. I love it! I've done a tutorial about it in my blog! Wait you there! :D http://itsmellslikeateenspirit.blogspot.com.es/

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