Although I'm not really one to follow trends, I love the half moon manicures that are pretty much everywhere. I first learned about them a few years ago via Vintage Hairstyling by Lauren Rennells. (If you are a fan of pre-1970s hairstyles but are stumped on the basics, I HIGHLY recommend this book) This tutorial is a variation on Miss Rennells's technique, using French manicure stickers to shield the moons from nailpolish.
To try this out, you'll need:
- Rounded French manicure stickers
- Base coat
- Nail color
- Top coat
|Step 1: Place the stickers as the bases of your bare nails.|
|Step 2: Apply base coat- let dry|
|Step 4: Peel off stickers when nails are almost dry. Allow to dry and then apply top coat.|
I feel this method is best for those who have wider nail beds. The curve of the French manicure stickers is so gradual that those of us with smaller nail beds will end up with semi-straight lines (see that last picture as evidence).
Do you have any tips and tricks for this method of the half moon manicure, or any methods you've invented? Please share in the comments below!