Sunday, 16 September 2012

NOTD: Red Half Moon Mani

Nails Inc Victoria and Albert

Wee bit of a different NOTD today!  I created a (messy...) half moon manicure using Nails Inc's Victoria and Albert, so I thought I'd do a mini tutorial sort of thing to show you how I did it.

Nails Inc Victoria and Albert

All you need are hole reinforcement rings which you can buy in most stationary shops, and your normal base coat, colour and top coat.  You can also use a base colour after your base coat, then you will have a colour showing through rather than your natural nail - shown below.  Just make sure the base colour is totally dry before the next step!

Then all you need to do is apply the circles to your nails, trying to make them as central as possible.  You can also cut them in half so you don't use as many, I couldn't find my scissors for this one though!  Next you paint around the stickers, taking care as some can still get underneath.  I used two coats then once they were dry, gently peeled off the circles and applied a top coat.  It's also quite easy to get the colour onto the bare area when putting on the topcoat so you just need to be careful with this, always start at the bottom and try not to go over it too much.

Excuse the really old photo on the left, only one I seem to have taken of those nails, so silly!!

You can also do it freehand to create a V shape instead, but I found it so difficult to get the sides even!

Barry M Raspberry

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14 comments:

  1. oh wow, lovely nail arts, i really love them and the red polish looks amazing, so vibrant :)

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    1. Thank you, yeah it's my favourite red polish!

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  2. this are gorgeous :D definately going to try them :D xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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  3. I really like half moon manis. Although, despite being a bit of a nail art addict, I havent done one myself yet! I should really give it a go soon though! I just did a post including my leopard print nail art today, check it out if you have time :)


    Hope you've had a lovely weekend hun!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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    1. Oooh I will do, I love nail posts a lot haha :)

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  4. This is really cool - thanks for sharing! :) x

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  5. Ooh I love this! I'm not normally very adventurous when it comes to nails, as long as I get my polish on without smudging it it is an achievement! This looks do able for even me tho! Great post x

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    1. Awww haha :P yeah definitely! Thankss :)

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