How To : Gold & Blue Half-Moon Manicure



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Everyone and their mother knows how to do a half-moon manicure.  It’s so last year darling!  But I’m a late starter to most things in life.  I was the last girl in my class to wear my first bra (damn my flat pancake Chinese bosom genes!) but that’s another story…

For my half-moon manicure, I randomly chose the colours gold and blue – courtesy of FACE OF AUSTRALIA Molten Metallics Gold and China Glaze First Mate.



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1.  Paint nails in base colour of gold.

2.  Wait until nails are completely dry and then stick on some ring reinforcement stickers to form the half-moon shape.

3.  Paint the non-half-moon part blue.

4.  Wait till the nails are dry and then peel back slowly to reveal your very own half-moon manicure!

Cue werewolf howl - “Owwwwwwwwwww!”  

(Okay, my half-moon mani isn’t purrr-fect but it’s not bad for a first-timer eh?!)

Do you like half-moon manicures?  What other colour combo would be good for this?  Tweet or FB  me a picture if you DIY too.  I’d love to see!  (My Twitter and FB)  And happy Saturday!  Taking a Sunday break tomorrow so I will catch you all on Monday *wink plus smiley face*








16 Comments on How To : Gold & Blue Half-Moon Manicure

  1. Sukie
    04/02/2012 at 11:33 am (2 years ago)

    That’s a gorgeous manicure, Ling and well done on your first attempt! I have not ventured into nail art as I’ve got such shaky hands but another colour combination I think would look nice is perhaps the same gold polish you’ve got with a pearly pink colour? :)

    Ling Reply:

    @Sukie, Ah yes, pink and gold would be pretty! Great suggestion! Must try it one day :)

  2. Karen
    04/02/2012 at 4:36 pm (2 years ago)

    I really love the colour combination you’ve used! That blue is so cute and has a really nice shine (like a patent handbag!)
    Where did you get the ring reinforcement stickers? Haven’t seen them before!

    Ling Reply:

    @Karen, Any stationery shop should have them! :)

  3. gio
    04/02/2012 at 6:15 pm (2 years ago)

    That’s so pretty, well done!

    Ling Reply:

    @gio, Thanks girl!

  4. Eden-Avalon
    04/02/2012 at 6:55 pm (2 years ago)

    I haven’t even tried yet! Don’t worry honey :D you’re in good late blooming company~

    Ling Reply:

    @Eden-Avalon, Woop woop! Maybe it’s time for you to try now ;)

  5. Vita
    04/02/2012 at 10:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Fabulous colour combo. I have to try this!

    Ling Reply:

    @Vita, Thanks Vita! It means a lot when it comes from a nail-tastic blogger like you :)

  6. khatsii
    06/02/2012 at 11:38 pm (2 years ago)

    ME LiKEY! def gonna try it… while i’m in phils? LOL

    Ling Reply:

    @khatsii, You go girl!!!