Half Moon Nails

Half Moon Nails

A close-up of the finished Half Moon Nails.

What you need:
  • Nude (we used Nails Inc. Basil Street, buy it here)
  • Coral (we used Nails Inc. Portobello, buy it here)
  • Hole Punch Reinforcements (available at Staples, or any school supply store)
  • Base Coat and Top Coat (we used Essie, buy the top coat here, and base coat here)

What to do:

  1. Start with clean, dry nails. Paint each nail with base coat.
  2. Paint all nails with the nude polish. Two coats may be required.
  3. Once the polish is completely dry (this may take 10-20 minutes), put the reinforcements on your nail so that the circle has half nail and half cuticle showing. Press the reinforcement gently on to your nail so no nail polish gets under and ruins the half moon!
  4. Paint the coral colour from the reinforcement to the tip of your nail. This also may require two coats.
  5. Allow the second colour to dry, and then slowly peel off the reinforcement from your nail. 
  6. Paint on top coat over both polishes after and allow to dry!

After Step 3, before painting the coral colour.

After Step 4, after painting the coral colour.


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