The moon manicure | 1st attempt & tutorial

Hello ladies!

Told you soo long ago about my obsession for this kind of manicure, promised you a tutorial, but ran into some inconveniences (mainly due to the poor gold nail polish). I tried to find another gold nail polish, but is it my fault that i couldn't find any other one that i liked? So figured i should try again and make due with what i have.

As you can see, this is the finished look, the middle fingers came out better, with longer nails i think it would have looked even better. Next time, practice does make perfect, as you know :D

Things you need:
 - 2 colors of nail polish: i chose Natty 323 and Golden Rose 231
 - top coat
 - scissors and tape for the bands you'll apply on the nails

I really wanted to do this manicure with a gold color, but you can choose any 2 colors that you like and look good together. Imagine this manicure with neon wonder how that would look... Anyways, as for the tape, i used insulation tape (the you would use for electrical wires) because it sticks very well and doesn't allow the nail polish to sweep underneath. I've used it often when obsessed with french mannies (in my high-school years).

Apparently, insulating tape not so good for moon manicure, exactly for the same reason that I've been using it for french manicure because, as i removed the tape, also pealed the nail polish in some places. So i would recommend using the paper kind of tape, or just one that can be removed easier.

Let's begin:
1. Apply base coat
2. Apply the first color in as many layers as you wish (i went for just 1 layer)
3.  Wait for the nail polish to dry and apply tape bands
4. Apply the second color in as many layers as you wish (went for 2 this time)
5. Wait for the nail polish to dry and remove tape bands carefully
6. Apply top coat

And you're done. I was thinking of making a time estimation, but it vary according to you skills, to the time it takes for your nail polish to dry, i think it took me about 30 minutes total, with all the prepping, and tape bands cutting.

What do you think about this type of manicure? Would you wear it? Also, if you have tips and advices, please feel free to tell me.

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  1. imi plac foarte mult.Chiar dragut modelul.Imi place pe verde si albastru mai mult.

  2. Ti-a iesit foarte bine pentru o prima incercare :) Oja bleumarin e fix ceea ce cautam in ultima vreme ... poate ma lipesc de ea :D

  3. @Madlen - si a mea e cu albastru ;;)

    @Joice - mersi mersi, mi-a placut "pentru o prima incercare" :D Ma bucur ca te-a ajutat postarea mea :*

  4. Foarte faina manichiura! Mi-a placut intotdeauna, dar cum nu am rabdare cu unghiile prefer o manichiura simpla si de efect. Ma mai apuca si pe mine cateodata. :D

  5. @Iulia - si eu sunt la fel in general, dar imi placea prea mult :D

  6. foarte interesanta ideea :D me likes it :X

    ce e creionul acela farmasi? :D

  7. @Laura Beybee - ma bucur ca-ti place. Creionul e cu ulei pt cuticule :)

  8. nais, nais! eu sunt inca la faza cu scotch! am pitici multi! cu diagonale si zig-zag-uri :)))

  9. @Anais - am observat :) (aka m-am uitat la tutorialul pe care l-ai pus pe blog :D) pey scotch recomand si eu, d-ala de hartie (ca se dezlipeste usor) pt ca nu cred ca are toata lumea banda izolanta :D

  10. Ahaaa, banda izolatoare, de-asta am in casa. Pacat ca am niste piciuline in momentul asta de nu ar iesi nimic. Imi place manichiura, mult. Si culorile sunt inspirate!

  11. @Jules - ma bucur ca iti place :D Banda izolatoare n-as recomanda decat daca stii ca n-o sa tragi si oja o data cu banda, eu asa am patit pe alocuri, data viitoare cred ca incerc cu scotch de hartie (unul mai prost care nu se lipeste chiar ca banda izolatoare)


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