Friday, February 27, 2015

Another Half Moon- Half Moon Design

Hello everyone! For this week I have a recreation or re-due of a nail design. One of the first nail tutorials I did was how to create a half moon nail design using hole punch stickers. Now that I have done a lot more nail designs, I can look back at that design and realize that it did not look very half moon like. So I decided to do a re- due, to try my hand again at this design to see if I could get the half moons to look more curved, after all practice makes perfect. 

half moon nail design
 Second try at Half Moon design

For this time around I did not want to create the same half moon design. So I used spring colors because if you live in a cold climate like me, we are all tired of the cold, snowy weather, and ready for spring. Then for a slightly different look, I went for a glossy/ matte look with a glossy glitter light purple (even though it looks pink in the photo), and a violet matte purple.

Here are the nail polishes used for this half moon nail design (no nail tools needed):
Base and top coat- Nicole OPI-  3in1- base, top, & strengthener, Revlon Extra Life No Chip top coat, and NYC- Matte Me Crazy topcoat.

Nail polish- Sinful Color- Purple Diamond and Sally Hansen- Hard as Nails - No hard feelings. 

Nail art stripper polish- Kiss nail art in silver.

The skill level for this half moon nail design is:

 Beginner/ Basic 

Even though this design is done free hand with no guides, this is a very simple design. It can be done with hole punch guides or free hand either one is simple to create. 

Let's start this freehand half moon design!

1. Start off with a thin layer of base coat.

2. Paint all of your nails with two coats of a glitter light purple , I know this polish looks pink in the photo but it is a light purple. Also right now it still looks a little sheer, but we will add another coat later on. 

3. Next we will be doing a freehand half moon nail design. I actually found doing a freehand half moon design to be much easier and turned out better than using a guide. 
Anyways you create the half moon by taking the brush in the bottle, starting on one side of the nail create a curved line that goes to the other side of the nail. When you get to the center of the nail you can left up on the brush, start another curved line on the other side and meet the lines in the center of the nail to make a curve.    

4. After you have made the curved line fill in that part with a violet polish. Then to make the  glitter light purple less sheer add one more layer of the light purple polish, making sure not to get any on the violet polish. You can stop at this step or go on to the optional next step. 

5. This step as stated above is optional. For a different look you can apply a matte top coat to the violet half moon and leave the light glitter purple glossy. 

half moon nail design Another optional step is taking your silver nail art stripper polish and draw a curved line over the half moon, to outline it. Then once your half moon design has dried apply a shiny top coat over the glitter light purple, leave the half moon with just the matte topcoat.

Hope all of you enjoyed this recreation/ re-due of the half moon design that is great for the spring time. 

See you next time for my next design tutorial! 

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