Summer Challenge Day 18: Half moons
This is the second challenge that I haven’t been looking forward to. Not because half moons should be particularly difficult to make – but because I don’t like them very much. Yes, they can be pretty on others, but on me? No!
So I decided to do it in an alternative way. I started of with a deep shimmery purple from the Swedish brand Isadora, called “Papagayo blue”. I don’t know why it’s called something with blue, because to me it’s definitely purple.
One coat of that, and I had exactly the coverage I wanted. It’s a fantastic formula these Isadora polishes have, and the ones I’ve tried have all been pretty opaque. I didn’t put on any top coat yet – because we’re not finished at all yet:
Then I chose a new polish from Icing, “Epic Winning”, a polish that very sweet Sue got for me. It’s a clear base packed with blue, purple and holographic glitter. I love it!
I sponged the tips with it, and was almost sad that I wasn’t finished with the mani. I really like glittery tips! There’s still no top coat involved and there was no sun in sight, so the holo effect of the glitter is not visible, but it’s still pretty in my opinion!
Now for the half moons. *sigh*
I stamped the half moons on, because I didn’t want them to be very prominent. I used stamping plate BM-310 from the new Bundle Monster collection of plates, and stamped with Essence “Stamp me! Silver” stampy polish. It was very difficult to get it placed correctly on the nails, but I did my very best.
Here’s the final result, covered with one coat of Seche Vite top coat:
And here’s the only nail that ended up looking like I wanted them all to:
I’m very happy that the half moons aren’t that visible in real life, because that means I can stand to wear them until tomorrow evening without going crazy from looking at nails I’m not satisfied with.
Please let me hear what you think, girls, and be honest. Do you like this?
There are other Danish girls who made half moon nails today. You should definitely check their blogs out to see what they came up with.
Stay tuned the day after tomorrow - same bat time, same bat channel – for galaxy designs! That’ll also be my first time, but I think I’ll team up with another nail polish addict so she can help me! Wait and see!