This past weekend, I tried out a new self-manicure. The idea came from an article my husband read recently, about using ordinary household objects for different purposes. In this case, it was the idea of using those hole-punch stickers to help create shapes for a manicure. I tried out a half-moon manicure, using my silver and turquoise Missha nail colors. I’m happy with the end result, and you know how I love metallics. 🙂
So how I’d go about this silver moon manicure?
First step was to paint a base coat of silver. I did two thin coats, as this Missha silver metallic color is kind of sheer. It also dries quite quickly. I could have painted only half the nail, but I didn’t want any weird bumps underneath the bottom layer, so I went ahead and covered the whole nail.
And then came the circles. Or rather, the “hole reinforcements,” aka “self adhesive circle snugs” that I picked up at Target. Yes, that’s how the package describes this product. Circle snugs. Who knew?! I placed the circle snugs to try and mimic the natural moons of my fingernails.
Then I painted on two coats of the metallic turquoise color. And pretended my hand was some kind of monster when Sam took this pic:
And the end result again. Because I didn’t want to end this post on the picture above. 😉 After everything had dried overnight, I put on a final coat of clear nail polish, which also helped smooth down the edges of the turquoise layer.
What do you think? Do you like the two-toned look, or have you tried something similar? Please leave a comment and let me know. 🙂