Hi everyone! I've had these pics in my folder for awhile, so why not post them? I was always in awe of people who could do flawless half-moon manicures. I don't dare to free-hand them, haha. Instead I purchased a pack of reinforcement stickers. I decided to go with Essie's Sew Psyched and Orly's Rocket Science (from the Cosmic FX collection.
I found that the easiest way to do this was to paint the whole nail the color you want the half-moon to be. I went with a slightly thick coat of Rocket Science. I waited for it dry completely. It HAS to be dry, otherwise you will be very sad. I then applied the reinforcement stickers to each finger. Sew Psyched needs 2 thin coats to be at it's best. I went with thin coats, so that it wouldn't look so obvious when I pulled of the stickers. I pulled the stickers off shortly after I painted my nails so that the edges would be clean.
I really loved how this came out, it's a great way to use glitter without it being too "in your face." I know that Sew-Psyched (a dusty gray green with a slight silver shimmer) is part of the permanent collection, so it should be easy to find. As for Rocket Science (a swampy mossy green, in a brownish base, I know it doesn't sound appealing but trust...), it was a limited edition collection from 2010. You may be able to find it online. Also China Glaze had come out with a similar color in their Haunting Collection, so if you have one, you don't really need the other. What I like about Rocket Science is that it's not really glitter, but flakes. It looks amazing in sunlight!
What do you think about half-moon manicures?