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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Edgy Half Moon Mani

I've seen tons of half moon manis out there, and I'm sure you have too. Well, I like to do things a tad different, if you haven't noticed. This is my edgier version of it. For this I used Wet n' Wild Hannah Pinktana, and Sinful Black on Black. Trsut me, Hannah Pinktana, is really fairly holo, but I didn't have any sun when I did this mani :(

Here is 2 coats of Hannah Pinktana over black.

This is how I cut my tape to do this design

You then tape it on your nail, like so

Once you polish on your 2nd color, black in this case, remove the tape ASAP, and you will have this

Repeat this for all your nails, and once you're done, add your top coat, mine is SV, Seche Vite

31 comments:

  1. Pretty! I'm going to try one of your tape manicures soon. But I have a question: do you always uses polishes that are opaque in one coat? What if I want to use two-coaters? (Since you say you shouldn't wait for the polish to dry, but remove the tape as soon as possible.) Thanks in advance!

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  2. I love this! Should try it some time! :-)

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  3. Love it!! How can you do all these and get no bleeding under the tape??? So perfect!

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  4. Thanks ladies!!!

    Fey, haha, it really is just practice and learning how sticky your tape needs to be, and how hard you can stick it to your nail without messing up the base. Seche Vite is a wonder for tape manis.

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  5. Golly gee, how do you manage to think up all these designs with just Scotch tape? o.O You're very creative and innovative!

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  6. I love the way you polish your nails.
    I´m gonna try this as soon as possible!

    x

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  7. you are TAGGED! Stylish Blog Award

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  8. This looks gorgeous. I really like that W'n'W.

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  9. I actually thought about doing this, but never executed it! Except .. backwards? Like, in this case, my base would have been black and instead of the tape V cut out I would have had just a tape V go over where your black is.. then topped it with the pink. Did that even make sense? /rambles

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  10. Thanks ladies!!!

    Cammy, lol, well, I give you guys credit for my designs. If it weren't for all of you inspiring me, and enjoying my blog, I don't know, if I could, lol.

    Manon, please do, I know you'll love it!!

    Kat, thank you sooo much!!

    Thanks Ash!!!!!

    Kendal, haha, not going to lie, it took me a few times of reading it, but I think I got it, lol. Granted it was early in the morning, and my coffee kicked in. You should still do it!!

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  11. whilst i have never particularly been in to nail art i can appreciate beauty and talent when i see it.
    well done and keep up the great work x

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  12. Aww, well thanks Wendy, that's so sweet!!

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  13. Wow, that's a really good tip. I'm gonna try that tonight! Thank you :)

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  14. Very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial! Very helpful!!

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  15. Ooooh! I like! Thank you for the awesome tutorial!

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  16. I love your blog. Your artwork is very impressive and you are great at explaining how to try everything out! I can't wait to try the rays. And I was wondering where do you find nail paint thinner? I've always just added remover and you're right it doesn't help for very long.. Thanks!

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  17. I'm having a problem when I pull the tape off....when I do, I'm pulling the bottom coat off with the tape! It's very frusterating!! haha....but I will not give up!!

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  18. I love that color!!!!!!!!!

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  19. nice, I was thinking about doing this one! so pretty!

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  20. Chloe, how do you paint your top coat without the colors all smudging and running together?? Everytime I have tried a top coat, especially after black, it streaks... :(

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  21. You have some awesome ideas, I tried to replicate one of your ideas from your tutorial, BIG FAIL. How do I keep from taking the bottom coat off when I do the top coat. When I removed the tape it all came off! Also where can I buy that tape you use?

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  22. I absolutely love your tutorials! I actually prefer yours to youtube, you give straight forward easy to understand directions with clear photos! Thank you so much!

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  23. I've tryd this but the nail polish that i put on first peels of with the tape.

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  24. Looks fantastic. Better than when I tried to do it.

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  26. I'm sorry for my english, but WOW! Beautiful nail art!
    New follower and already love your tutorial!
    kisses, AryIl Filo di Arianna

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  27. Wow thank you for sharing your lovely designs and the tutorials. Ive started my own little nail art painting. I just work from home. Your descriptions of how to do things are great. Thank you Brenda from New Zealand.

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