Today I decided to do a tutorial for a classic half-moon manicure as I know how much Miss Urban Butterfly loves Dita Von Teese and I’m pretty sure Dita was born with her nails like this.
All you need for this manicure is: base coat, two nail polish colours (I chose a nude and a red), ring reinforcement stickers and top coat.
Step 1 – Paint your nails with base coat and leave to dry
Step 2 – Paint on your first colour – I used 17’s ‘Forever’: a gorgeous minky nude. Wait for this to dry completely ( I used Seche Vite top coat to hurry to process along as I have no patience!)
Step 3 – Apply a ring reinforcement sticker on the bottom of every nail on one hand. Rub the stickers to make sure there are no gaps between the sticker and your nail, otherwise the next coat will bleed underneath and ruin your line.
Step 4 – Paint your second colour onto your nails – I used OPI’s ‘An Affair In Red Square’: a striking, shimmering red.
Step 5 – Wait until until the polish is dry before removing the stickers (again, I fell back on Seche Vite to speed it up)
Step 6 – Apply a final layer of top coat to smooth over the line and protect your manicure.
Et voila! The perfect half-moon manicure. I hope this tutorial helped – and thank you for having me!