Tuesday, September 18, 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 18: Half Moons

Hey guys!

Today's theme is half moon nails and I really enjoy the manicure I came up! I started with one idea in mind and then it sort of evolved into something else that I'm super happy with.

First let's take a look at how the mani started out.


To create this, I started with a base of white. After that had completely dried, I used paper hole reinforcements to tape off the half moon shapes. I actually have a step-by-step photo tutorial for half moon manis here, in case anyone's interested.

I then did some simple stripes using three colours from the China Glaze Summer Neons Collection - Beach Cruise-r, I'm With the Lifeguard and Splish Splash. Finally, using a pair of tweezers, I very carefully removed the hole reinforcements.


After wearing this for a while, I decided that it could use a little something extra to take it up a notch. I looked through my melmer drawers and realized that I haven't used a crackle polish in a while, so I decided to give that a try!


I chose a white crackle polish to really tie in with the white half moons, and I really dig how it came together! The crackle polish I used is LCN White Lightening and I've said it before, but the LCN crackles are by far the best ones I've used. They're not fussy, they always crack a lot and all of the colours work equally as well.


So what do you guys think of my half moon mani? Did you prefer it before I added the crackle or after?

See you tomorrow with some galaxy nails!

23 comments:

  1. i love the idea & color combination!! :)

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  2. i thnk it's the first time I 've REALLY liked th result of a shatter poish

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  3. Love it with the crackle! Brillant :)

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  4. Love it! You're always a nail inspiration =D

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  5. It looks awesome, i think it's better with the crackle :)

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  6. I like it after! It looks really brilliant!

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  7. I cannot not comment. This is simply lovely. Love the idea and the colors! :)

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  8. Wow, makes me think about using crackle again!

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  9. i own quite some cracks but never figured out a graet mani! But this is great!

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  10. This is so pretty! I usually don't like crackle all that much but seeing it used like this makes me reconsider getting it!

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  11. this looks so pretty, i would never have thought of this! i think it looks great both before and after :)

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  12. This looks so good. I love that you got two really good looks out of one manicure. Maybe I should revisit the crackle polishes. I have a couple but thought I didn't like them -until now :) xx

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  13. The plain stripes were nice, but hot diggity! Brilliant use of crackle :-)

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  14. I don't normally go for crackle, but this looks amazing!

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  15. Oooo this is good. I love when you added the white crackle. AWESOME!

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  16. I love them, and the crackle really takes it up a notch into AWESOME and UNIQUE territory! I do dig crackles over a rainbow-ish background, though. Awesome job!

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  17. I'm not usually a fan of crackle polishes, but I really love this look, it is so cute!!

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  18. I'm not a big fan of crackle polishes, but with this manicure you've shown me how great it can looks! I love it :)

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