18 September 2013

#31dc2013 - Day 18: Half Moons

Half moons....eh? A design that was popular in the 30s and 40s has made a comeback in the past 5 years thanks to celebrities like Dita Von Teese and Rihanna. Originally the half moon manicure was where you left the moon shape at the base of your nail bare and polished from above the moon line to the tip of your nail. Women liked the design as it allowed you to go for longer periods between manicures as you reduced the unsightly "regrowth" polish line near your cuticles.

Moving into the 40s the design shifted a little to include a French tip as well as the bare moon shape. Usually done in sultry colours like red, maroon and navy, think old Hollywood glamour. Recently the trend has morphed to include painting the moon shape in opposing colours instead of leaving it bare. I thought I would change it up again and create the bling half moon. The above picture was taken in direct sunlight.

Today's design features:

  • OPI - I Theodora you
  • China Glaze - For Audrey

This picture was taken with a flash. I think it's a really pretty combo. If did however take an hour or so to hand place the glequins...but they are worth the sparkly effort! And yes I broke my thumb nail....of course right in the middle of the challenge, waaaaah! Until tomorrow.....

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