I’ve been seeing them in various magazines recently, including the December issue of Glamour:
Half Moon Nails.
Dita Von Teese talks about them in her book, Burlesque/Fetish, as well. (The book was published years before this trend started appearing in fashion magazines by the way). It was very popular in the 1940s to leave the lower portion of the nail bare in a “moon” shape. I decided to try the modern version of this style using two contrasting nail colours.
Images from Dita’s book.
1.) Start by painting your nails the lighter of the two colors.
I chose a glittery silver. Wait for nails to dry.
2.) Next apply manicure stickers above the bottom portion of your nails.
(you can find these at just about any drugstore/beauty supply store).
3.) Then, paint either above or below the sticker.
I chose a dark purple above the sticker, leaving the lower portion the glittering silver.
4.) Once dry, remove the stickers to reveal your modern-day Half Moon Nails.
5.) Finish with a clear top coat.
Here’s how mine came out.
(A little sloppy, I still need to touch up the mess-ups)
I love them. I really like the way the Dark Purple looks next to the Glittery Silver Sparkles.
ALSO: If you’d like to try the 1940’s classic Half Moon Nails: Apply clear base, wait to dry.
Apply maicure stickers (apply pretty low, you don’t wan’t more than a small portion left bare).
Leave the bottom of the sticker bare, paint above the sticker.
Remove stickers once dry and finish with top coat.
TREND ALERT: GLITTER NAIL POLISH. I love glitter and just about anything else that sparkles, so you can imagine how happy I am to no longer feel tacky with my glitter polishes.
[another] TREND ALERT: SEQUINS!!! I want a sequin mini dress for New Years this year! Maybe even a pair of sequin stilettos… too much? I don’t think so!
And since I’m talking so much about glitter… When I picked up the December issue of Glamour I saw the beautiful face of my favorite actress (at the moment) Christina Hendricks on the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Surrounded by RED GLITTER!!!
I ♥ This Lady!
I only buy Harper’s Bazaar if I’ve already bought my magazine favorites for the month… InStyle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan… But I HAD to buy this issue! While perusing the inside, I stumbled across this contest:
Port St Lucie, Florida?! Random… But I was excited to see it.
Oh, yeah. And, uh… before I forget… I also just wanted to mention that….
I BOUGHT MY TICKET TO THE MIDNIGHT SHOWING OF HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS!!! SO EXCITED!!! ONLY 9 MORE DAYS!!!